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Franklin Burhans Adams

Updated: 19 August 2012


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Franklin B. Adams Obituary


Funeral of Young Man Held at Home of His Parents on Tuesday Afternoon 
The death of Franklin Adams, aged 20 years, Sunday came as a shock to friends of the community and words of sympathy are heard on every hand for the bereaved parents. The young man had been sick for several days before coming home from Kalamazoo, where he was employed, and not many people knew of his illness until he passed away. Franklin B. Adams, oldest son of Franklin K. and Josephine M. Adams, was born at Lawton, Mich., June 11, 1908, and passed away at his home in Porter, Sunday, July 8, 1928, after an illness of one week. His early education was obtained in the country schools near his home, and he was graduated from Lawton high school with the class of 1925. His ambition for higher education led him to broader fields and he enrolled in September, 1927, in the manual arts department of the Western State Teachers’ College of Kalamazoo, Mich., where he successfully completed the first year of his course.In pursuance of his desire, he obtained a position with the Western Union Telegraph Company, where he was employed at the time of his death. Among his many outstanding characteristics were his ability to grasp the situation quickly and his moral cleanliness. The funeral was held at the home (something must have been omitted here) ing to do any task which might have been asked of him which he was physically able to perform. He was very trusty and could be depended upon to the last degree. He was a great lover of beauty and the better things in life. To know him was to love him. He leaves to mourn, his father and mother, three brothers and one sister, two grandmothers, Mrs Anna Adams and Mrs. Mary L. Burhans, and a host of other dear relatives and friends. The funeral was held at the home Tuesday afternoon, Rev. G.W. Maxwell officiating, and burial was made at Oak Grove cemetery. Members of his high school graduating class and his associates at Kalamazoo acted as pall bearers.

Among those from away who attended the funeral of Franklin B. Adams were Don O. Pullin, Marion J. Sherwood and Fred S. Huff, instructors in the manual arts department of W.S.T.C., Jack Harris, Lee Morrow, Alfred Wright and Forest Nicolson, roommates at the Widey Apartments, Sam Yonkers, Clarence Campbell, E. G. McMahon, Lewis Soblesky and F. B. Bradley, fellow workers in the Western Union Telegraph office, Mrs. Anna Wildey, Mrs. Catherine Wildey, Mr. and Mr. E. J. O'Brian, Mr. Jesse O'Brian and son, all of Kalamazoo; Mrs. Mary Sykes and daughters, Louise and Jane, of Benton Harbor; Mr. and Mrs. Vene Bates of Mattawan; Mr and Mrs. Earl Burhans, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Burhans, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Adams and son, Mrs. W. C. Wood, of Paw Paw; Mr and Mrs. Lloyd Drake of Lawrence.

Submitted by Kathy Linderholm