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  1. MARJORIE ANDERSON ADAMS: Birth: 11 FEB 1891 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan. Death: 13 JAN 1953 in Evanston, Cook Co., Illinois


Sources
1. Title:   Obituary from the Batavia Daily News
2. Title:   City Directory
3. Title:   Miscellaneous: Genealogy/History Book
Name:   Ancestry.com
Givenname:   Ancestry.com
RepositoryId:   R2
Repository:   R5
CallNumber:   CS / 71 / C989 1889
4. Title:   1870 U.S. Census
Name:   Ancestry.com
Givenname:   Ancestry.com
RepositoryId:   R2
Repository:   R5
CallNumber:   CS / 71 / C989 1889
5. Title:   1880 U.S. Census
Name:   Ancestry.com
Givenname:   Ancestry.com
RepositoryId:   R2
Repository:   R5
CallNumber:   CS / 71 / C989 1889
6. Title:   1910 U.S. Census
7. Title:   My Father, John Anderson Adams, Founder of the Adams Extract Company by Fredf W. Adams, Sr. 28 pages
Page:   pages 3-4
8. Title:   Death Certificate
9. Title:   Death notice
10. Title:   Missouri Death Certificates, 1910 – 1956
11. Title:   Newspaper
12. Title:   Cemetery Plat card
13. Title:   Cemetery visit
14. Title:   Find A Grave, internet
15. Title:   Northern States Mission, copied by, Oak Hill Cemetery Records, Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan (The Genealogical Society, 1946)
Page:   p. 5
16. Title:   Marriage certificate or license
17. Title:   Lancaster, Beverly M., compiler, Marriage Records of Calhoun County, Michigan, 1836-1890 (Lanco Genealogical Research, 1983)
Name:   Salt Lake City
Givenname:   Salt Lake City
RepositoryId:   R27
Repository:   R2
CallNumber:   F129 / S7594 / B365 / 1982
18. Title:   Marriage Information

Notes
a. Note:   icles located by him from the Willard Library, Battle Creek, Michigan). Also, original copy sent to me (March 2010 by Brenda Leyndyke <brae957@gmail.com> From: Battle Creek Journal, dated Oct. 21, 1887 "Yates Adams and Mrs. Belle Hamilton were married yesterday afternoon at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Farmer. Rev. Mr. Greenleaf performed the ceremony in the presence of the invited guests, consisting of the relatives and a few intimate friends of the contracting parties. The bride received a large number of beautiful and useful presents. A very choice collation was served by Webb, the variety and quality of the viane [?] reflecting much credit on this gentleman. The newly married pair left on the five o'clock train for a weeks visit to Chicago. The journey unites with their numerous friends in congratulations. Mr. and Mrs. Adams will be at their home on North Ave. after the 15th of next month." (From the Willard Library, Battle Creek, Michigan, Coller Collection 1.261.) ______________ "CAUSE OF DEATH STILL UNKNOWN. (handwritten "Mar. 10-1917"). Funeral services for late Yates Adams will be held at 2:30 Saturday. Just how former Battle Creek man came to his death remains deep mystery. Funeral services for the late Yates Adams, whose death occurred in St. Louis Wednesday, will be held at Hebble's chapel Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Thornton Anthony Mills of the First Congregational church will be in charge and committal will be made in Oak Hill cemetery. The body was brought to this city today, arriving at noon on the Michigan Central railway. Mrs. Adams and daughter Miss Marjorie arrived this morning from Ann Arbor. Much mystery seems to surround the death of Mr. Adams, whose lifeless body was found in the basement of the L. M. Rumsey Manufacturing company, by whom he was employed, by the night watchman, Patrick Harnett. Harnett told the police he had seen Adams in the lighted display rooms about 10:30 and in reply to a query Adams explained he had some letters to write. When the watchman came back there at a little after midnight the rooms were dark but the door to the basement was open, and going down the stairs, he found the body of Adams with a bullet hole through the right temple. A revolver lay several feet away containing two empty and two loaded cartridges. The door leading to the alley, that had been locked during the day to keep out thieves who had been stealing brass was ajar about six inches. The supposition is that Adams, upon hearing sounds in the basement, had switched off the lights in the show rooms and crept down thinking to apprehend the thieves. Powder marks were plainly visible about the temple through which the bullet had passed. An unfinished letter in his typewriter evidenced the fact that Mr. Adams had been in a particularly happy frame of mind with his writing. The letter was addressed to Truman S. Foote, Hotel Elton Waterbury, Conn., and stated that Adams would meet him at the Manhattan New York city when he would have a deal to tell him. Reference was made to, too a little party which he had been asked in September. Then the letter ended abruptly. The secretary of the company made the statement that Adams had been asked to resign March 1 when the Standard Sanitary Manufacturing company was to take over the concern. Only one cent was found in the dead man's pocket along with an identification card from the Commercial Travelers' Life Insurance company and a bill from Dr. C. B. Renoe for $10. The Insurance policy paid February 28 was due April 1. Mr. Adams left Battle Creek (can't read) years ago. Prior to his going he was in the plumbing business on South Jefferson avenue, first in company with the late A. F. Bock and alone. He was a member of the Athelstan club and had many friends throughout the city." (From the Willard Library, Battle Creek, Michigan, Coller Collection 1.261.) From: The Battle Creek Moon Journal 9 March 1917 page 12 column 3 and 4 Thanks to Brenda Leyndyke. __________________ Will Be Buried Here "Will Be Buried Here--According to reports received last night, Yates A. Adams, at one time in the plumbing business in Battle Creek, was shot and killed in St. Louis, Mo., Tuesday evening. No details of any kind were given, but the body is said to be on the way to this city for burial. For a number of years Mr. Adams was in partnership with the late Angustus F. Bock in a plumbing business on South Jefferson Avenue, and later he was in the business for himself." (Article from The Battle Creek Moon Journal 8 March 1917 Page 5 Column 3 from Brenda Leyndyke 05/2010) __________________ From: 10 March 1917 The Battle Creek Moon Journal (Page 5; col. 2) Obtained by Brenda Leyndyke 05/2010 "The Adams Funeral Funeral services for the late Yates A. Adams, whose death occurred in St. Louis, Mo., were held from the Hebbie chapel this afternoon at 2:30. Rev. T. A. Mills of the First Congregational church officiated and interment was given in Oak Hill cemetery. The floral tributes were beautiful and attendants were old friends and business associates of the decedent. Mrs. Adams and daughter, Miss Marjorie, returned to Ann Arbor this afternoon." __________________ From Web site: http://64.233.169.104/search?q=cache:xBjM01AAdS4J:archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/MICALHOU/2003-05/1053383971+%22athelstan+club%22+%22adams+yates+A.%22&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us Battle Creek - Illustrated (Calhoun County, Michigan) c. 1889 THE ATHELSTAN CLUB This club is located in the elegantly furnished rooms in the Noble and Annex Blocks and ranks among the first of it's kind in the State. The object, as taken from Article II of the By-Laws is a follows: The object for which this club is formed is the promotion of social intercourse among its members and the providing for them the convenience of a Club House. The following is a list of members: LAST, FIRST - NOTES Adams, Yates A. _______________ Schedule E (Probate of Liberty Adams) Martha Adams now of the town Stafford Genesee County widow ___ John A. Adams, Alletta B. Adams and Yates A. Adams of Stafford a____ his children. That said Alletta B. and Yates A. are minors under fourteen years of age that is to say Alletta B. is of the age of ten years on the 16th day of October last and said Yates B. is of the age of six years on the 26th day of August last and they live with their mother the said Martha and have no general guardian. Martha Adams. __________________ The Athelstan Club membership list c. 1889  http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/MICALHOU/2003-05/1053383971
Note:   Marriage and Death newspaper articles, transcribed by David Rumery (art
b. Note:   From: St. Louis Post - Dispatch, Mar. 7, 1917. "MAN FOUND DEAD FROM SHOT WHERE HE LOST POSITION Revolver Near Body of Y. A. Adams, Manager, at Rumsey Olive Street Store. Yates A. Adams, 56 years old, who was notified the first of the month that his services would no longer be required as manager of the display room of the L. M. Rumsey Manufacturing Co., 3554 Olive Street, was found dead in the basement under the office at 12:15 o'clock this morning. There was a bullet wound in his right temple and nearby lay a revolver. A few minutes earlier a private watchman had seen him sitting at a desk in the office writing letters. In the typewriter was an unfinished letter to friends in San Antonio, in which Adams complained that he had laid plans to make a great showing for himself, but lost his position before he had an opportunity to display his ability. He had held the job for seven months. Four pennies was the only money found in his possession. Before leaving the desk, Adams had removed his spectacles and laid them beside the typewriter. His coat and hat still hung on a hook, and the lights in the office remained burning. The police were convinced that he was not attacked, because the outer doors of the basement were fastened, the gate of the yard in the rear was locked, and there were no footprints in the soft earth. The watchman, making his rounds at midnight, asked Adams how much longer he would be there, and was answered that he had only one more letter to finish. Finding on his return that Adams had disappeared, the watchman called policemen, who discovered the body. At Adams' rooming house, 4345 Westminster place, it was learned that he had a daughter, Miss Marjorie A. Adams, a student at Ann Arbor, Mich."


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