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Obituary ~ Adam Jessiman
April 19, 1849 ~ May 21, 1929
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Adam Jessiman, 80 years old, died last night at the Sacred Heart hospital as the result of injuries sustained two weeks ago when struck May 8 by a car driven by P. R. Shelley on Stewart avenue at the end of Peach street, on the outskirts of Medford [Oregon]. The accident was declared today by Coroner W. H. Conger to have been unavoidable, and there will be no inquest.
Jessiman is reported to have taken his mail from the rural box and was crossing Stewart avenue when he became confused by two approaching cars and stepped directly in front of the Shelley machine which was being driven at a slow rate of speed. He was not thought seriously injured and was believed to be on the road to recovery until he took a turn for the worse several days ago.
He was born in [April 19, 1849, Aberdeen] Scotland and came to the United States in 1874. He leaves two sons and three daughters, Mrs. C. Dennis, Pasadena, Calif., Mrs. C. E. Harpe, Lamoni, Iowa, Mrs. H. C. Danielson, Los Angeles; Earl D. Jessiman, Washington, D.C., and Chas. D. of Medford, with whom Mr. Jessiman made his home.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Conger funeral parlors Friday, May 24 at 10 a.m. Rev. H. W. Savage of the reorganized church of Latter Day Saints will have charge of the services, and interment will follow in the Jacksonville Cemetery [Jacksonville, Oregon].
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, January of 2016