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John Quincy Adams, 1846-1920


Posted By: Constance Diamond, IAGenWeb Volunteer (email)
Date: 8/29/2017 at 09:40:46

The Fayette County Union
West Union, Fayette Co., Iowa
Nov. 11, 1920
Page 1, column three

Worthy Citizen and Christian
- Gentleman - Dies "-After' A Long Illness

John Q. Adams passed away early Monday morning, November 8th, at the Adam's home in the north part of the city after an illness of many months, aged 74 year, 11 months, and 25 days. Deceased was a native of Williamson, Wayne county, N.Y., his parents being Cullen and Catherine (Brockway) Adams. The family came to West Union in 1876. Mr. Adams was educated in the common schools,and Sodus Academy. In the spring of 1868 he settled at Richland, Bethel township, and worked at farming and teaching school and later engaged in farming for himself.

He was married in 1886 to Amelia Wedgewood, of Osage, Iowa, and one child, a daughter, was born to them. Both passed into the Great Beyond, and on June 23, 1903. Mr. Adams was united in marriage to Mrs. Sarah Jamison-Shaw, the marriage making him a resident of West Union where they have occupied the old homestead continuously.

Mr. Adams immediately identified himself with the Bethel Presbyterian church and during all the years since he has served as an influential, willing, and devoted member. In 1912 he was elected elder and was ordained and installed on April 14. In this capacity he served faithfully until death severed this most cherished relationship.

Mr. Adams was inclined to literature and did considerable reading being well versed in poetry which he contributed to home papers and circulated wherever he thought his rhymes, especially those of a religious nature, would do the most good. In 1901 he assisted in organizing the Hawkeye creamery association of which he was made secretary and its great success is due in no small measure to his close attention to his duties, and his intimate knowledge of the creamery business.

Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon in the Presbyterian church, with the sermon by the Rev. E.J. Wykle, the music being in charge of Mrs. Carl Evans. Mr. Adams is survived by his wife and one sister Mrs. Jennie McCray of Martha, Okla. These two are the only members of his immediate family.

"A good man gone home." He will be remembered for his clean life, his hospitality, his industry and genuine worth. Interment in the city cemetery.


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