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James J. Adams

ADAMS, FONNER

Posted By: Jennie Williams Pahls (email)
Date: 10/12/2020 at 15:59:25

J.J. ADAMS DEAD.

Goes South for Health and Dies at Albuquerque Friday.

A telegram received by Mrs. J.J. Adams, 105 South Ninth street, Friday afternoon, told of the death at Albuquerque, N.M., of Mr. Adams, who had gone to New Mexico for his health a few weeks ago. Mr. Adams' death was due to pulmonary tuberculosis. He had no consulted a physician until a few weeks ago, and was advised not to leave home, for fear that he would not live to reach the southern country.

James J. Adams was a native of Liverpool, England, where he was born May 8, 1858. At the age of 13 he was brought to this country by an uncle, who settled at Galesburg, Ill., the lad's father, Dr. Thomas Adams, having died when his son was only 2 years old. The boy Thomas continued to live in Galesburg until he attained his majority, when he went west and settled at Diller, Neb. Here he engaged in the mercantile business for nine years, and his health began to fail and he came to Danbury, Iowa, where he invested in real estate. After a residence of six years there he disposed of his interests and invested in a 240-acre farm ten miles north of this city, known as the Frank Lindley farm. Thirteen years ago Mr. and Mrs. Adams came to this city to live, and three years ago built a new home, the present family residence.

Mr. Adams' wife was formerly Miss Elizabeth Fonner, of Waynesburg, Pa., and the couple was married Sept. 20, 1883. Two children were born to the couple, one of whom, Thomas H. Adams, an attorney of Chicago, is living. The other child, Catherine, died in infancy. Mr. Adams is also survived by two half sisters, Miss Ellen Colgan and Mrs. Mary McDonald, both of Galesburg.

The arrangements for the funeral have not been made, and are awaiting the arrival of the son from Chicago, who is expected this evening. Mr. Adams' body will leave Albuquerque this evening for this city. The funeral will be private.

--Evening Times-Republican, July 13, 1912, Saturday, page 6


 

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