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ADAMS, Will Arthur 1875-1896


Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 1/12/2013 at 00:13:52

[Waterloo Daily Courier, Wednesday, Decmeber 23, 1896]

At 9:45 o'clock last evening, at the home of his parents, 133 Logan avenue occurred the death of Will Arthur Adams, the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Asa Adams. The announcement of his death on the streets this morning was a great shock to his many friends, young and old. He was well known, and well loved where he was known.

He was born in Decorah, Iowa, on the 3d day of June, 1875, and was 21 years of age his last birthday. With his parents he came to Waterloo about ten years ago, and completed his education in the schools here. About one year ago Mr. Adams went to his childhood home in Decorah to clerk in the Winneshiek county bank. He had not been feeling well for some time and three weeks ago was taken sick with what proved to be typhoid fever. During the early stages of his sickness the young man received all the care that loving and tender hands could render him at the home of his sister, Mrs. Frank Adams, in Decorah. Not improving, he was brought home last week, attended on the journey by his sister.

At first it was hoped the change might be for the better, but his hope was in vain, as he died last evening.

Mr. Adams was, while here, a member of the Episcopal choir, and he sang in the Unitarian choir at Decorah.

Besides his father and mother, two sisters and a brother mourn his untimely death.

The funeral services will be held at the residence tomorrow at 3:00 o'clock and will be conducted by the Unitarian minister from Decorah.

The pall bears are chosen from the young friends of the deceased, and will be: Bud Kuhns, Place Myers, Roy Wichman, Jamie Parrott, Kit Densmore, Bert Adams.

The interment will take place at Fairview cemetery.


[Waterloo Daily Courier, Thursday, December 24, 1896]

The funeral of Will Arthur Adams was held at the residence at 3 o'clock this afternoon and a large number of friends of the deceased paid the last sad tribute to his memory. The sermon was by his former pastor at Decorah. The interment was made in Fairview cemetery. Many beautiful floral offerings surrounded the casket.


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