Van Alstyne Library
LAST RITES FOR PIONEER WOMAN TODAY AT 2
Mrs. Amanda Jane Adams passed away in the Wilson N. Jones Hospital
in Sherman Thursday morning at 6:15. Thus ended the earthly career
of a pioneer resident who had lived the past 45 years near Van Alstyne.
To her was granted the unusual distinction of living a decade and two years
past the allotted three score and ten, and leaves to mourn her passing
The final tribute for Mrs. Adams will be heard in the funeral services
in the First Baptist Church this afternoon at two o'clock. Conducting
the service will be the Rev. R.W. Prince of Sherman and Rev. Frank Johnston
of Gainesville. Her grandsons will be active pallbearers.
The remains will be interred in the City Cemetery. She was
a member of the First Baptist Church here.
Mrs. Adams was born on June 6, 1868 in Franklin County, Georgia,
the daughter of Alfred and Katheryn Aaron. She was the widow of the
late J.W. Allen.
She is survived by seven daughters: Mrs. Jim Kemp and Mrs. Don Whitaker
of Van Alstyne, Mrs. Cecil Wheeler of Gunter, Mrs. Goody Smith and Mrs.
Cecil Morrison, Mrs. G.C. Fields of Dallas, Mrs. Tom Hay of Cortez, Colorado;
by three sons, Lon Adams of Van Alstyne, Wesley Adams of Banning, California,
and Jessie Adams of Notrees, Texas; by one sister, Mrs. R.C. Westbrook
of Commerce; also by forty grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.
Texas Death Certificate
At home in Howe, Amanda Jane Adams (female, white, widow) died in
Sherman at Wilson N. Jones Hospital at 6:15 a.m. after a length of 5 day
stay (Dec 2-6); age at death was 82 years, 6 months and 1 day. The
cause of death was cerebo-vascular nefbritic syndrome accomapnied by hypertension..
She was buried in Van Alstyne Cemetery on December 6 under the care of
funeral director L.K. Fox. The Informant was Mrs. Cecil Morrison.
Her parents, Alfred Aaron and Katheryn (unknown) were born in Georgia.