Obit: Adams, Melissa J. (1843 - 1917)
Contact: Steven Lavey
Surnames: ADAMS HEATH YOUNG POST BENEDICT CASTER
----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 04/19/1917
Adams, Melissa J. (27 OCT 1843 - 11 APR 1917)
Mrs. S.A. Adams died at her home in the town of York, Clark County, Wis, April 11, 1917. Deceased had been a patient sufferer for many years and death was caused by cancer of the liver.
Melissa Jane Heath was born in the state of New York, Oct. 27, 1843. When four years of age she came with her parents to Wisconsin, settling near Plainfield. In 1861 she was married to Samuel Adams in Greenbush. For some time they made their home in Sheboygan Co., later they moved to Minnesota and in 1878 came to Clark County and settled on the farm, where they still resided at the time of her death. To this union six children were born, five of whom are dead.
She is survived by her aged husband, who is in very poor health, one daughter, Mrs. Cynthia Young, one foster daughter, Mrs. Otto Post, and two grandchildren, Mrs. Rollie Benedict and Gladys Post. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Wm. Beyer of St. Cloud, Fla., and Mrs. Elvira Caster of Altoona, Mo.
Mrs. Adams has led a Christian’s life and she will be greatly missed in the home and community. She loved her Bible and studied its pages from day to day, finding comfort for her suffering body. She was much devoted to her family and has been a faithful wife and loving mother. Of her we might say, "Her life has been like a snowflake, which leaves a mark, but not a stain."
Funeral services were held at York Center Sunday, April 15th, conducted by Rev. Clock of Loyal and the remains were laid to rest in York.
Relatives who attended from a distance were Mrs. Mate Heath, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Heath, and Mrs. A. Damon of Spencer, W. D. Adams of Menomonie, Mrs. B. Lawrence of Ladysmith, Mrs. A. Raymond and Earl Adams of Nekoosa.
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