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ADAMS Elisha

Male 1871 - 1938  (66 years)


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  • Name ADAMS Elisha  [1
    Born 20 Aug 1871  , Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Mar 1938  , Osawatomie, Miami County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried , Osawatomie, Miami County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Elisha Adams worked on the railroads. His employment took him to Eureka, KS, where he met his future wife, Cora Meyers. Cora was only 14 when they were married. On the marriage license Elisha stated that his given name was Richard and claimed his age to be 29 years.

      Sometimes during the 1920's, Elisha was sent to the sanitarium in Norton, KS, for tuberculosis. At this point in time it was taboo to have someone in your family come down with TB, so people would try to hide the fact. Elisha's family told everyone that he was sent to the sanitarium because he was mean and abusive. Apparently this was far more acceptable than admitting one had TB.

      His wife, Cora, soon remarried, although it is questionable whether her and Elisha were ever divorced. Elisha died from TB several years later. His death certificate lists his birth date as 8/20/1868. If this was Elisha's true birth date, he would have been almost 37 years to Cora's 14, when they were married.
    Person ID I515  Kult-Lawhorn-Case-Collier Family Tree | Collier Branch
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2005 

    Father ADAMS William T.,   b. 18 Oct 1837, , , , Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1889, , , , Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother ADAMS Lucinda Frances,   b. 11 Jun 1842, , , , Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1922, , Meramec, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married , , , Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F229  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family MEYERS Cora Lee,   b. 11 Mar 1890, , Marshall, Saline County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1931, , Eureka, Greenwood County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 4 Dec 1905  , Eureka, Greenwood County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. ADAMS Florence Cora,   b. 12 May 1906, , Pittsburg, Crawford County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1995, , Eureka, Greenwood County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. ADAMS Madge,   b. 5 Aug 1908,   d. 15 Feb 1992, , Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +3. ADAMS Edna Lorene,   b. 9 Mar 1910,   d. 21 Jun 1982, , Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +4. ADAMS Ruby Frances,   b. 24 May 1915, , Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1982, , Eureka, Greenwood County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Family ID F236  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Aug 1871 - , Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Dec 1905 - , Eureka, Greenwood County, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Mar 1938 - , Osawatomie, Miami County, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - , Osawatomie, Miami County, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S41] Leonard, Lundi S., submitter. "World Family Tree, Vol. 58, Tree 14." Website by subscription. Genealogy.com, http://www.genealogy.com/wftonline/v58/0001to0050/v58t0014.html : 2004.