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1938 Adams-McKain Family Reunion
 
Updated: 14 April 2012
 
Transcribed by James R. Adams
 
August 1938
 
  The Seventh-teenth Annual Adams-McKain Family met with its members @ the regular place of meeting Milham Park, Kalamazoo, Michigan. The first Sunday in August.
 
  Due to the heavy rain-storm, there was not much of a Reunion, But it was expected by all to meet again @ the Same place the Following Year.
 
Maryan Kay Adams, Sec & Treas.
 
Deaths:
John Frederick Adams, son of Dr. Ross and Grace Adams, Kalamazoo, died March 12, 1938. He would have been 13 years old on May 28, 1938.
 
(Newspaper obituary):
Miss Lulu Thornton Died Tuesday Night
Funeral Services Will Be Held Friday at the Home in Porter
(1936)
  Funeral services will be held at the D.L. Thornton home Friday afternoon at 2:30 for Miss Lulu Thornton, who died in Bronson Hospital, Kalamazoo, Tuesday evening at 8:15 o'clock.

 

  Miss Thornton had been ill for the past three weeks and was taken to the hospital last Thursday. The immediate cause of death was lymphatic leukemia, preceded by streptococcic sore throat.

 

  Miss Thornton was born in Lawton and had spent practically all her life in this vicinity. She attended the Lawton schools and the Ferris Institute, and was interested in art.

 

  She was a quiet, friendly lady and a loving helpful daughter. She will be greatly missed in the home and the community.

 

  Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. D.L. Thornton, four brothers, Clarence and Hale of Lawton, Dr. Reed Thornton, Chicago, and Ralph of San Francisco, also one sister, Rena of Lawton.

 

(Handwritten letter from Sykes Family):

  Dear members of Adams McKain families, meeting today for annual reunion.

 

    Thinking of each and everyone today and many regrets we are unable to be with you.

 

      From year to year each meeting has seemed best so know well today will be no exception.

 

        Will have another year to look forward to and meeting with you all then.

 

          Greetings to each member.

 

        The Sykes family per. Mary Adams Sykes