JOHN ADAMS                  GRAVESTONE PHOTO                      

The Altoona Tribune, Thursday, May 24, 1917, Pg. 1

Death of John Adams.

  Another Wilson county pioneer gone.

  John Adams died in Kansas City, Missouri, Monday, May 21, 1917, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ella Pate, after an illness of seven months.  Besides his daughter he is survived by his son, Isaac Adams, of Altoona, ten grandchildren, Mrs. Pearl Cronkhite, Mrs. Lester Maddox, Walter and Roger Surig, Claude, Ralph, Roy, Ruth and Lois Pate and Mrs. Stanley Hill, five great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Eliza Lefever, of Denver Colorado, Mrs. Emily Clifton, of Watseka, Illinois, and one brother, Milton Adams, of Attica, Indiana.  He was born in Warren county, Indiana, October 30, 1836, and was married to Miss Rachel Waldrip, who died January 10th 1912.  Deceased was a member of the Altoona Post of the G. A. R. having served in the 72nd Infantry of Indiana Volunteers.

  John Adams and family located in Wilson county four miles north of Altoona in 1872, and removed to Altoona about seventeen year ago.  When Mrs. Adams died about four years ago he went to Kansas City and has made his home there with his daughter most of the time since.

  John Adams was one of the best like men and ever lived in Altoona.  He was kind, cheerful and generous.  He lived a long and useful life and his death is mourned by his many friends in the community.  The body was brought to Altoona Wednesday morning for burial by the side of his wife in the Altoona cemetery.  Funeral services were held at the home of his son, Ike Adams, at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. David McCleave.