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Adams, George William "Will" 1846-1905


Posted By: Linda Linn (email)
Date: 5/13/2012 at 22:20:23

Algona Advance

G, W. Adams on Sunday Drops
Dead Without a Moment's
His Wife Comes From Illinois,
is Shocked to Learn
of Husband's Fate.

[There is a lengthy introduction to this obituary which describes the circumstances of his sudden death while helping a veterinarian friend tend to a sick horse.]

George William Adams was born at Haverhill, Massachusetts, December 18, 1846. A year later his parents moved to Boscobel, Wisconsin, where "Will," as he was generally called, grew to manhood. He was a veteran of the civil war, having enlisted in Co. C, 3rd Wisconsin infantry in December, 1863. At the close of the war he returned to Boscobel. He was married there to Miss Rebecca J. Pettit, February 12, 1870. He moved to this county in the fall of 1871. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Geo. J. Adams, who were for many years residents of this place.

G. W. Adams was the father of ten childrenóWallace, Mrs. Henry Reibhoff of Detroit City, Minnesota; Harry, who died; Edward, Herbert, Fred, Belle, Susie, Laura, and Harley. While supporting this large family, when growing to maturity, Mr. Adams, like many others, sometimes found it hard to meet his obligations, but it is to his credit that he had an established reputation for being honest and for paying his debts as fast as he was enabled to do so. He was free hearted and of a jovial disposition and always saw the sunshine through the clouds.

At the time of her husband's death Mrs. Adams was visiting her daughter, Mrs. C. E. Laymon, at Pontiac, Illinois. She was summoned home by telegram and arrived here Tuesday morning, but did not learn that her husband had been taken from her till she reached the depot. She is crushed by the weight of sorrow.

The funeral was held from the Wallace Adams home in the third ward yesterday afternoon, the services being conducted by Rev. C. F. Spray. Those attending, who live at a distance, were the deceased's brother, John Adams of Lakeside, Nebraska; the deceased's daughter, Mrs. Henry Reibhoff of Detroit, Minnesota; his son, Herbert, of Estherville; his nephew, Walter Adams, of Fonda, and Mrs. Emma Adams of Pierre, Neb.


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