Andrew Adams, one of the oldest and best known men in Thorncreek township, died at the home of his son, Thos. E., Sunday at 10:30 o'clock, after a brief illness due to the infirmities of old age. The deceased was born in Ireland, March 17th, 1821, and had reached the advanced age of 85 years and 28 days.
When about 17 years old he came to America with his mother, three sisters and a brother. He learned the trade of a machinist and worked in the city of New York and elsewhere for many years.
In 1851 he came to this country and bought quite a large tract of land in Thorncreek township which he afterwards settled upon and cleared up. On the 8th day of October, 1853 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Elliott, in Beaver county, Pennsylvania, and they began life in a log cabin on the farm upon which he died.
Three sons were born to them, all of whom survive: John, now in New York, Andy, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Tom with whom he lived for the past six years. His wife died October 15, 1897.
The deceased was a well informed man and was a conversationalist of unusual ability. He was a great student of the Bible, and was deeply interested in religious subjects. About two years ago his sight became so badly impaired that he could not read, thus depriving him of one of his greatest pleasures.
His health remained fairly good until quite recently when there was a general collapse followed by unconsciousness from which he did not rally. The funeral occurred at his late residence Tuesday afternoon at 1:30, Rev. Albertson officiating; interment in Masonic cemetery, this city.