Effie (Ball) Adams
The Oxford Leader
31 December 1926
Front Page
Mrs. James G. Adams Passed Away at Advanced Age of 80 Years

Mrs. James G. Adams, of Oakwood, better known as Grandma Adams, passed away , Friday, Dec 24th, at 3:00 a.m. at the age of 80 years and 5 months, following a two week illness, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Anderson, 100 Mary Day Ave., Pontiac, where Grandpa and grandma Adams had gone to spend the winter.

Effie Ball was born in Flint in 1846 and was married at Flint to James G. Adams March 6, 1866.  To this union five children were born, Mrs. Myrta L. Keith (Deceased) ; Augusta H. (Deceased) Lucius E., of Munising, Herbert J., of Ishpeming, and Mrs. Edith V. Anderson, of Pontiac., who with her husband survive. Mrs. Adams is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Ainsworth, of Unionville.

For the past sixty years the deceased had lived on a farm near Oakwood where she and Mr. Adams celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary March 6, 1916, and on March 6, 1926 this couple celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary.

Mrs. Adams had been in failing health for the past four years.  She was a devoted wife and a kind and loving mother, to her friends the soul of fellowship.  Her cheerful, helpful life, her devotion to her family and kindness to everybody will long linger as a fragrant memory in the home which her presence brightened and which death has now darkened.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Anderson, Pontiac, Rev. Paul C. Fetterson of the Presbyterian church conducting the funeral services and burial was made in Oakwood cemetery.

Submitted byBill Kemp (March 2007)


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