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Tampico Tornado Thursday, August 11, 1932


Mrs. Caroline Adams Passed Away Last Saturday at Sheffield

Mrs. Caroline ADAMS, a highly respected citizen of this community for many years, passed away Saturday, August 6, after a short ilness, at the home of her daughter Mrs. W E. LONG in Sheffield where she had made her home for the last few years. Mrs. ADAMS over 81 years old.

Funeral services were held Monday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. LONG. Rev. MADDOX, past of the Tskilwa Episcopal church, officiating. The casket bearers were Edward GRAHAM, H. H. CONKLINZ, Thomas BURDEN, Dan HABER, John DeMAY and Thomas DUNCAN. Burial was in the family lot in the Greenville-Fairfield Cemetery.

She leaves to mourn her passing five children, Charles F., who is critically ill in a hospital in St. Louis, Mo., Mary E. and Mrs. Isabel LONG of Sheffield, and Robert and William of Tampico. Her husband, Francis ADAMS preceded her in death Sept. 22, 1894. A son James W. died in 1927 in Blytheville, Ark., and a daughter Ollie died in infancy.

A complete obituary will be printed next week.

Thursday, August 18, 1932


Mrs. Caroline Graham ADAMS, aged 81 years, died Saturday afternoon, August 6, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. E. LONG, on Reed street., Sheffield, after a week's illness.

Mrs. ADAMS became ill at the home of her son Robert ADAMS and was taken to Sheffield Sunday, July  31.  She lapsed into unconsciousness Tuesday morning from a heart attack.

Caroline ADAMS was the daughter of James and Mary A. Sterling GRAHAM. She was born in Ithaca, New York, March 17, 1851. She came to Illinois where seven years of age with her parents. They came to Sheffield by train, then by ox-team to Fairfield Township where the greater part of her life was spent.

She was married to Francis ADAMS on March 28, 1872 in the Episcopal church in Princeton, Mr. ADAMS died Sept. 23, 1894; a son James W. died in 1927 in Blytheville, Ark.; one daughter, Ollie, died in infancy.

She leaves to mourn her loss, five children, Charles F., who is critically ill in a hospital in St. Louis, Mo., Mary E. and Mrs. Isabel LONG of Sheffield, Robert B. and William S, ADAMS of Tampico; and one brother, A. J. GRAHAM of Tampico; there are 21 grandchildren.

Mrs. ADAMS has spent most of the later years with her daughter in Sheffield . She was an Episcopalian in faith and one of the honorary members of the Sheffield Woman;s Club.

Funeral services were held at the W. E. LONG home in Sheffield , Aug. 8 at 10 o'clock, the Rev. Fr. MADDOX of St, Judes Episcopal church in Tiskilwa officiating.

Fred Scheythe sang "Lead Kindly Light" and "Rock of Ages." Burial was in Greenville-Fairfield Cemetery.

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