MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 470
submitted by Lynn McCleary, Novmeber 11, 2007
ELIAS ADAMS IS NO MORE
Aug 6, 1899 (hand written)
Sunday evening at 11:23 o’clock at his home in Adams occurred the death of Elias Adams, probably the oldest resident of Pike Township, this county. Death came after a week’s illness with bowel trouble. His wife and six children mourn his going, the latter being Mrs. H.F. Mills, of Hermosa, South Kakota; Mrs. Hester Ryan, of Adams, Mrs. Mate Davis, of Foster, Ill.; Chester, Lila and Frank A. at home. The children wee all at his bedside when the pioneer closed his eyes on scenes earthly.
The funeral is appointed to take place from the residence at 1 o’clock this afternoon.
Mr. Adams was born in Monroe county, Mich. in 1819, and was therefore 80 years of age at the time of his death. His health generally was good and he was actively conducting his large farming and truck business up to the time of his last sickness, which suddenly caused his death.
The deceased came to Iowa with his father’s family in 1838, locating in Pike township, which was his home for over sixty years. The father moved to Kansas in 1863 and died of cholera the following year in Kansas City. Elias Adams was one of the largest land owners in the eastern part of Pike township, his possessions of real estate being about 600 acres. He was appointed postmaster on the opening of the railroad and the establishing of the post office at Adams in 1872, and has held the office ever since, though its duties have been discharged by his wife.
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