Adeline Meacham

Female 1812 - 1885  (73 years)


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  • Name Adeline Meacham 
    Born 20 Apr 1812 
    Gender Female 
    Died 4 Jul 1885 
    Age 73 years 
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    Captain Isaac Meacham,   b. 13 Apr 1642, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1715, Enfield, Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  (3 x Great Grandfather) 
    Chloe Sheldon,   b. 29 Jan 1749,   d. Sep 1796  (Age 47 years)  (Grandmother) 
    Person ID I41165  tree2019
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 

    Father Ancestors Simon Meacham,   b. 17 Nov 1782,   d. 15 Jan 1869  (Age 86 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Sarah Harmon,   b. 26 May 1782,   d. 26 Jun 1867  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F13643  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Philander Smith,   d. 24 Feb 1882 
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F15380  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, March 2, 1882 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Died - In Oak Park, Illinois, February 24th, 1882, of cancer, Philander Smith. The deceased was formerly a resident of Adams, Jefferson County, and will be well remembered by many readers of the Democrat. His wife is a daughter of Deacon Simon Meacham, deceased.

      Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, July 24, 1895 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Death of a Worthy Lady - Died, at Eureka Springs, Arkansas, July 4, 1895, Mrs. Philander Smith, aged 83 years. This saintly woman was a daughter of Simon Meacham, who for fifty years was a deacon of the Pulaski Congregational church. Adeline M. Meacham was married to Philander Smith, now deceased, in 1834 and settled in Lorraine, Jefferson County. Afterwards she removed to Adams and in 1870 they settled in Oak Park, a suburb of Chicago. Two daughters survive their mother. Mrs. John Budlong, of Rockford, Illinois, and Mrs. William E. Blackstone, of Oak Park. She was greatly devoted to her church interests and had, during the past thirteen years, given away large sums for charitable purposes. She has left as enduring monuments of her philanthropy, schools. institutes and colleges, hospitals, mission ships, churches, industrial homes, deconess' homes in various countries, including Japan, China, India. Africa and her own land, besides numerous gifts of a smaller character. She gave the pipe organ to her own church in Oak Park, besides large contributions to the church building and parsonage. In April, although suffering from heart disease and rheumatism, she decided to accompany her daughter, Mrs. Blackstone, who was ill, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Here she enjoyed herself greatly until her fmal sickness. The funeral was held at Oak Park on Sunday, July 7th. A feature of the funeral was the pure white dresses of the daughters and granddaughters. The services were like a triumph of joy in faith. She was buried beside her husband at Faith Hope Cemetery.