Former Resident Dead

William N. Groover Died At Home In Detroit At Age Of 69 Years.

William N. Groover, a former resident of this village, died Tuesday at his home in Detroit at the age of 69 years. The funeral will be held from the home Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. It is one of the requests of Mr. Groover that his remains be cremated and that request will be carried out. He leaves two children, Mrs. Edith Adams and Mrs. S.H. [sic] Post of Akron, Ohio. There are also surviving six brothers and one sister: Sidney, of Orion; Mrs. May Beardslee, of Rochester; Ira, of Farmington; George, of Oxford; Elias and Eugene, of Lapeer, and Charles, of Flint. There are also surviving one grandchild and two great grandchildren.

Source: Oxford Leader, February 27, 1914.


A Quiet Wedding

Charles W. Adams of the Diebold Lock and Safe Company, was married Saturday evening in Reno to Miss Marie Kemble of Redding, Cal. The ceremony was performed at the Methodist parsonage by the Rev. Dr. Phelps. The wedding was a very quiet one, only a few friends being present. Dr. Roscoe gave the bride away and Miss Webb was a very pretty bridesmaid.

Mr. and Mrs. Adams leave this morning for Salt Lake on their wedding trip.

Source: Reno Gazette-Journal, September 22, 1902.

Short News Items from 1893

Mrs. D.D. Rorick and little girl departed Tuesday for Oxford Junction, Iowa, where they expect to remain for some time visiting at the home of Mrs. Rorick’s relatives. (Hand County Press, March 16, 1893)

Some time ago J.T. Rorick, publisher of the Bad Axe Democrat, sold out his profitable newspaper property and located in the state of Washington. It is now reported that Mr. Rorick has discovered that all that glitters is not gold, and that he is about to return to Michigan.—Caro Advertiser. (Port Huron Daily Times, August 7, 1893)

Mrs. Ed. Freedman of West Pittston, Pa., is visiting her brother, Emmett Van Sickle, the jeweler. (Port Jervis Tri-States Union, August 8, 1893)

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Rev. Mr. Adams Is Dead At M’Keesport, Pa.

Rev. A.J. Adams, brother of John D. Adams, and George H. [sic] Adams, died at McKeesport, Sunday, at the age of 76 years.  John D. Adams left, to-day, for McKeesport to attend the funeral, which will be held there at 10 o’clock tomorrow morning,

Rev. Mr. Adams was a Baptist clergyman who has been heard from the pulpit of the First Baptist Church of this city.  He was retired by old age two yeas ago.  He was a son of the late Rev. Chauncey Adams, and after graduating from Lewisburg college was ordained pastor of the Lafayette, N.J. Baptist Church, where his father was also ordained. The parent was pastor of that church in 1845.

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Untitled (Alvah Hovey Adams & Ethel Davis)

The wedding of Miss Ethel Davis, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. J.T. Davis, and Alvah H. Adams, son of the Rev. and Mrs. A.J. Adams, took place at noon Tuesday, at the bride’s home at Library.  The fathers of the young couple performed the ceremony. After a trip to Chautauqua Mr. and Mrs. Adams will reside on South Evans avenue, McKeesport.

Source: Pittsburgh Press, July 17, 1910. 

Untitled (China Shower for Ethel Davis)

Miss Ethel Davies [sic], a teacher of the Fourth Ward schools, Braddock, was given a china shower on Monday afternoon by her pupils, in teh [sic] school room at 4:30 o’clock. The engagement of Miss Davies and Alvah H. Adams, of McKeesport, was announced a week ago.  Miss Davies is a daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. James T. Davies of Library, Pa. Until last fall, the Rev. Mr. Davies was pastor of the First Baptist Church, of this city.

Source: Pittsburgh Press, May 29, 1910.  Note that Davis is spelled Davies throughout the story. 

Mrs. [sic] Ethel Adams

Word was received in McKeesport of the death of Miss Ethel Adams, at Sunny Rest sanitarium, White Haven, yesterday, of tuberculosis.  She was a daughter of Rev. A.J. Adams, retired, McKeesport, and had been a teacher in the public schools of that city.

Source:  Pittsburgh Daily Post, August 22, 1909. 

Mrs. R. Adams Is Dead At Lapeer

Was Cousin of Late Ross Grover and Well-Known in Flint.

Lapeer, Mich., March 9.—Mrs. Reedly Adams died at her home here yesterday after an illness of one year.  She leaves her husband; one son, Richard Adams of this city; one sister, Mrs. L.H. Post of Kane; and one brother, Nelson Groover of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. 

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 from her late home.

Mrs. Adams was a cousin of Ross Groover of Flint, who, with his two children, died within the last three weeks.

Source:  Flint Journal, March 9, 1918.

Died In Detroit

Lapeer, Mich., Feb. 26.—Word was received in Lapeer Wednesday of the death of William Nelson Groover, which occurred at his residence in Detroit, Tuesday. Mr. Groover was at one time a resident of Lapeer. The funeral will be held Friday from the residence. He was a member of the Union Masonic lodge. Mr. Groover was the father of Mrs. Reed Adams of this city.

Source: Flint Journal, February 26, 1914.

Judson Sutton Adams

Judson Sutton Adams, aged 37, a well-known real estate man and church worker of McKeesport, died Friday night in the Pittsburgh Hospital. His body was removed to his home in Arlington avenue, McKeesport, yesterday. Mr. Adams was a member of the Fifth Baptist Church, McKeesport, where he served a number of years as a deacon. A few years ago he was secretary of the Pittsburg Baptist Association. He was association agent of the Baptist Young Peoples’ Union of Western Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Sons of Veterans. Mr. Adams was born at New Baltimore, Pa., October 3, 1875. He leaves a widow, who was Miss Camilla Walhour, formerly a public school teacher of McKeesport; two children, Ethel and Camilla Adams, and a brother, A.H. Adams, all of McKeesport.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 1, 1912.