James P. Adams
James P. Adams, 62, of Birmingham, died Friday, September 23, 1983. He was a machine operator at Pullman Standard. Funeral services were held on Sunday, Sept. 25 at Rice's Chapel Baptist Church with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. Winfred Owens officiated. He is survived by one daughter, Linda Sue Dickey of Hammond, Ind.; one sister, Ruth Tucker, of Birmingham; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Macoupin County Enquirer, Thursday, 26 March 1970, p 6 c 3-4.
Mrs. Agatha Adcock, 52, of Virden died Friday morning at St. John's hospital in Springfield. Services were at St. Catherine's church in Virden Monday morning with burial in the Virden cemetery.
She leaves her husband, William; one son, Wayne of Bellwood; two daughters, Mrs. Patricia Espenchied of Virden and Miss Barbara Adcock at home; her mother, Mrs. Anna Stkawkas [sic] of Virden; six sisters, Mrs. Hazel Klaves of Chicago, Mrs. Rose Klaves of Chicago, Mrs. Anna Mrazek, all of Virden, Mrs. Mary Kuntz, Mrs. Helen Tonec, both of Berwyn, and Mrs. Stella Nagel of Doxana; four brothers, Ray Stkawkas [sic] of Chicago, Tony Stkawkas [sic] of St. Louis and George Stkawkas [sic] of Virden; and five grandchildren.
Girard Gazette, 3 March 1898, p 5 c 3.
On yesterday noon Alex. Adcock, son of Green Adcock, of Nilwood, attempted to jump on a freight train at Green Ridge. In doing so he lost his footing and fell beneath the coaches, and was stricken on the head, side and shoulder and so badly injured that he died in a few minutes after the accident. His remains were taken to his home in Nilwood, and Coroner Hart summoned, who held the inquest yesterday afternoon, and the evidence adduced showed that his death was caused by his own carelessness, the railroad crew being blameless. Two hours after the above death, a cousin, Johnny Adcock, also died, and both were buried to-day at Union Chapel cemetery.
10 March 1898, p 1 c 4.
Alex Adcock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Green Adcock, was killed in Green Ridge March 2, 1898. He was born September, 1882, being at his death about 16 years of age. Alex was a singularly loving child. If he thought he had incurred any of his friends displeasure his tender heart seemed ready to burst, and he could not rest for a moment until he had said he was "sorry" and had obtained forgiveness. His love to his brothers and sisters was unlimited. His loving and amiable disposition made him a favorite with all whom he came in contact. We love to think of this sweet bud of immortality expanding so beautifully in our presence, and fancy we can judge in some small degree of the brilliancy of the perfect flower, from these developments. The following day his body was laid to rest in the Union Chapel cemetery. His cousin and a dear friend were laid to rest at the same place and time. His freed spirit had soared above the reach of earthly intercession, and while his body lies mouldering in yonder day, yet nothing can disturb the hallowed rest of the immortal soul. It is all God would have it, and it is therefore our duty to bend meekly to His will, and wait, in faith and patience, 'till we shall also be summoned home, ever keeping in mind what is our loss is Heaven's gain, and while our hearts are torn with anguish and filled with indescribable grief, he is resting peacefully and waiting and watching to greet his parents, brothers and sisters to the eternal home. "The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away." A Cousin.
Macoupin County Enquirer, Wednesday, 9 March 1898, p 4 c 4 "Nilwood."
-Sad news reached town Wednesday that the son of Green Adcock had been killed at the Green Ridge switch. The remains were removed to the Nilwood depot, where the inquest was held, and then removed to his home. Interment in Union chapel cemetery.
p 5 c 3 "North Otter".
- Jonnie Adcock, son of Mrs. Charles Harris of Nilwood, died Wednesday at the home of Charles Harris in Nilwood, of typhoid fever, aged, 16 years. Alex, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Adcock of Nilwood, who was killed by a C. & A. train at Green Ridge, was buried at the same place and at the hour. Rev. A. M. Stamper, who conducted the burial exercises, said it was the second time he had been called upon to officiate at a double burial. Both young men were about the same age, died about the same time and were cousins. There was a large crowd in attendance. The deceased were former residents of this township, being reared here. We extend our sympathies to the bereaved families.
JAMES ALFORD, JR.
Atlanta, GA -- 6 January 1998
Funeral services for Mr. James Alford Jr., age 77, will be Wednesday, January 7, 1998, 12 noon at New St. John Baptist Church, 1536 Hardee St., N.E., with remains placed in state.... Interment, Kennedy Memorial Gardens. Survivors are Mrs. Betty McGhee, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Merkinson (Rosa Lee), Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Matthews (Gilda), Mr. and Mrs. C. Hawkins (Louise), Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thompkins (Rose), Mr. and Mrs. William Thompkins (Cheryl); 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Juasaline Hicklen, Mrs. Geneva Bronner; brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Humphrey Alford (Earlene), Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Alford (Bessie), Mr. and Mrs. Charles Alford (Catherine), Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Alford (Christine); nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.... Herschel Thornton Mortuary, 3346 M.L. King Jr. Dr.
FRANZ "FRANK" AMELANG
1844 - 1911
Frank Amelang was born in Kothens, Germany, February 20, 1844, and departed this life November 29, 1911, being 67 years, 9 months and 9 days old. He came to this country in 1870 and settled in Davis county, where he has since resided.
He was married to Hanna L. C. Ploshns (Ploschentz) January 2, 1873, to which union there were born nine children, eight of whom with the mother, survive him: Mrs. Cora Evans of Monterey; Mrs. Rose Minor of Ottumwa, Mrs. Martha Skinner of Point Isabell, Mrs. Minnie Orman of Ormanville, Mrs. Mary Brookshire of Belknap, and Ed, John and Paul Amelang of Floris. He united with the German Lutheran church in January, 1858 and lived a true and conscientious life, and died full of hope in the mercies of his Savior. A good neighbor and citizen, the kindest husband and most indulgent of fathers, he will be missed in the community and home. Though we so bitterly mourn and miss him in our home, we can but rejoice at his relief from the terrible sufferings of his last days. And we find comfort in his assurances of perfect contentment and peace in the hope of his life and promises of the triumph of the faithful. May God rest and bless his soul is our heart broken prayer.
---Davis County Republican, Thursday, December 4, 1911
1912 - 1980
Former Floris and Bloomfield resident William Franklin "Frank" AMELANG, 68, died Nov. 4 at his home in Grand Junction, Colo. He was born June 12, 1912, to Edward & Lillie Dyer AMELANG. He was a retired miner and carpenter and a WWll veteran.
Survivors: a son, Kenneth Edward of Gothemburg, Neb.; a daughter, Patricia Ann Johnson of Gypsum, Colo.; three grandchildren; brothers Albert E. of Grand Junction, Carl H. of Ottumwa and Everett F. of Sioux Falls, S.D.; and sisters Marie Boas of Bloomfield, Mary Skinner of Grand Junction and Betty Fowler of Ottumwa.
After the body was cremated at Callahan Edfast Mortuary in Grand Junction there was a memorial service at Unity Church in Grand Junction.
ROSA ALVINA AMELANG MINOR
1883 - 1975
Rosa A. MINOR, 92, of 217 W. Manning died today at 3:55 a.m. at St. Joseph Hospital. She was born April 2, 1883, in Davis County, the daughter of Frank & Hannah PLOUCHENTZ AMELANG. She was an Ottumwa resident most of her life and a member of First Christian Church. She married David Evan Minor June 6, 1907, in Ottumwa. He died in 1947.
Surviving are three sons, Francis of Vienna, VA., Arthur of Ottumwa and Harold of Miami, Fla.; two daughters, Louise James and Mary Johnson, both of Ottumwa; one sister, Mrs. Martha Skinner of Ottumwa; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Proceded in death by a son, three grandchildren, four brothers and three sisters.
The service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Jay Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Cowell of the First Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Shaul Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established to the First Christian Church.
ELEANOR AMELANG 1908 - 1983
Eleanor "Nellie" AMELANG, 74, of Ottumwa Route 6 died at 12:33 p.m. Aug. 5, 1983, at Ottumwa Hospital.She was born Aug. 19, 1908, in Dudley, Worcestshire, England, to Joseph and Sarah Guest Brassington. She was a member of Trinity Episcpal Church and hope Circle of King's Daughters. She married Carl H. AMELANG April 4, 1947, in Ottumwa.
Survivors: her husband: sisters, Sally Brassington, her twin, of Ottumwa and Irene Bissell, also of Ottumwa, and Josephine Morrison of New Hampton. Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at her church, the Rev. Robert Wichael officiating. Burial: Shaul Cemetery. Pallbearers: nephews. Visitation: after 12 noon Sunday at Johnson Funeral Home. Memorial: her church.
Danville Decatur Andrews
25 March 1836 Paris, ME - 1 July 1920 Seattle, WA
"With Pickett on San Juan"
"D. D. Andrews One of U.S. Men in Boundary Dispute."
"Came To This Country in 1876"
"Well-Known Leland Pioneer Died Recently in Seattle"
Danville Decatur Andrews, one of the oldest pioneers of Jefferson County, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. August Bense, in Seattle, on July 1st, after an illness of three months. Mr. Andrews was born in Orono, Maine, March 26, 1836. In 1857 he was in the regular Army and stationed on San Juan Island during the boundary dispute between England and the United States. Mr. Andrews served under Captain Pickett, who later won great fame as a commander in the Confederate forces, leading the charge at Gettysburg on which Lee staked the hopes of the South, only to lose.
Mr. Andrews served throughout the Civil War, having re-enlisted in a regiment from Connecticut. He witnessed the bombardment of Fort Fisher and was one of the veterans who marched down Pennsylvania Avenue in review before President Lincoln, at the conclusion of the war. He returned to his old home in Maine and married Abigail Newcomb Merrick, on Christmas Day of 1865. In 1875, they moved to Libertyville, Illinois, and the following year found them located at Port Discovery. In 1882 they moved onto the homestead farm at Crocker Lake, famous for the hospitality always found within its gates. Mr. Andrews spent the remainder of his life on the farm, which he made one of the finest places in Jefferson County.
Funeral services were held in Seattle, July 3rd, the Home Undertaking Parlors, followed by cremation. The services were conducted by Dr. Powers, of Seattle.
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. August Bense, of Seattle, and three sons, William Andrews, who lives on the old home farm at Crocker Lake; Herman Andrews, of Seattle, and George Andrews, also of Crocker Lake. Of the old veteran and pioneer it can be said he was "more prompt to go to a friend in adversity than in prosperity."
Flora Marianne Harold Harrison Andrews
14 April 1885 Dublin, Republic of Ireland - 20 January 1944 Crocker Lake, WA
Flora Marianne Harold Harrison
"Funeral Rites for Mrs. George Andrews Held"
"Pioneer Matron of Crocker Lake District is Taken Thursday"
The whole country side was shocked at the sudden death of Mrs. George Andrews on the morning of January 20. It was known that she was quite ill and that she had two operations in the last year and a half, but her early passing was not anticipated by her large number of friends in this county.
She was the contracted teacher at Brinnon, where she also taught last year. Mrs. B. Northup was substituting for her since a week before the holidays. She was hoping for an early return to her school. Teaching had been her work as a young woman and when the emergency came, on account of the war and teacher shortage, she offered her services to the county superintendent to be placed where she might be needed.
Flora Marianne Harold Harrison was born in Dublin, Ireland, April 14,1885 to Dr. and Mrs. Robert Harold Harrison and they brought her to the United States in 1891. Her father was a resident physician of Tacoma for 25 years. He passed away several years ago, but Mrs. Harrison is now living with another daughter in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Flora Harrison came to Uncas to teach school and there met George Andrews of Crocker Lake. A romance developed and they were married in 1908 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Tacoma and came to their farm at Crocker to live. This has remained the family home for 35 years.
Mrs. Andrews received her education at Annie Wright Seminary, Tacoma, at Holy Names Academy Normal in Seattle and Spokane, and at the College of Puget Sound. She taught school at Tukey and at Uncas in this county prior to her marriage and also at McCleary and at Aberdeen grade school. She was always considered an outstanding teacher, loved and respected by her pupils. Mrs. Andrews was always active in civic life and in the social life of her community. She was intensely interested in Orthopedic work and held office in that organization in this county. While her children were getting their schooling she was active in Parent-Teacher work and served many years as a school director and school board clerk. She was secretary of the local and county Granges, and vice president of the county teachers unit.
During her later years Mrs. Andrews conducted adult classes in hand work attending a summer session at the University of Washington to prepare herself more adequately for the type of work in which instruction was needed. She was capable and successful, a loyal friend, a kind neighbor, and wonderful mother.
Mrs. Andrews leaves to mourn her loss her invalid husband, George Andrews, Sr.; her son George Andrews, Jr. of Wenatchee; four daughters, Mrs. George McCleary and Mrs. C. A. Gillett of Port Townsend, Miss Kate Andrews of Seattle and Miss Marianne Andrews of Longview; five grandchildren; a brother, Standish Harold Harrison of San Francisco; and two sisters, Mrs. W. P. J. Taylor of Chevy Chase, MD., and Mrs. Francis Wilkes of Birmingham, England. Besides these she leaves to mourn her passing and to keenly miss her a host of friends throughout the county.
Funeral services were held at the Episcopal Church Sunday at 2 p.m., with Archdeacon F. W. Goodman officiating. Carroll's Mortuary was in charge of the services. Honorary pallbearers were Ed Brown, Fred Meeker, John D. Phillips, Benjamin Pettygrove, John Cotterill and Edward Griffith. Active pallbearers were Harry Hurd, John Schmocker, Frank Froeling, Kirk Cooper, Percy Bowman, and J. W. Dyke. Cremation at Port Angeles followed the funeral service.