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Adkins - Talbott

Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal 21 March 1902

Talbott Adkins was born in Greensburg Indiana March 7, 1835. He died Saturday March 15, 1902, aged 67 years 8 days. He was married Sept 25, 1856 to Mary Lucretia TAYLOR, daughter of G. W. Taylor of Aurora, In. He leaves a wife and 5 children, his death being the first to occur in the family. After graduating from Franklin College, Indiana, he entered the mercantile business and has been constantly engaged in thesame for a period of 45 years. He was an active member of Independent Order of Odd Fellows and gave much time and thought towards its advancement. He was broad and liberal in his views and often said in the lodge room, "We cannot accomplish the aims of our order by one-sidedness. We are to become all things to all men. We are not to be prisms breaking up the rays of light and declaring that this or that color is the most important. We as Odd Fellows are to be lenses coverging the rays and bringing them to a focus upon the hearts of men as the white light of God's eternal truth." He became a member of the Missionary Baptist Church at age 23. He believed that religion was a personal, practical and experimental thing, the very embodiment of family love and the only green spot in the dreary waste of life where humanity could be bound togehter in the tender practice of every virtue a guide in prosperity and health and a ministering angel bending over humanity with tenderest pity in their time of suffering. His life was one of love. No unkind or angry word ever escaped his lips. He believed that the way to get one's own sould above its troubles was to go and do good to some unhappy soul. He looked upon love as the mightiest gift of God. He loved all nature, budding trees the unfolding flowers and the glad songs of the merry birds; and in the springtime he was wont to listen for the robin's early monring call. It was ever a delight to him to speak words of encouragement to those who were cast down. He was ever ready to give his best counsel to those in need of sympathy or advice. And what he did was for humanity and he cared not whether the world knew of it or not. - kbz

Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal Friday, 21 March 1902
Talbott A. Adkins departed this life last Saturday morning about 7 o’clock, aged 67 years and 8 days. Mr. Adkins was the eldest business man of our town and it is difficult to estimate the loss we have sustained by his demise. The funeral was conducted at the M. E. Church Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock by Rev. T. D. Reeder. The funeral services were in charge of New Ross Lodge No. 307, I. O. O. F., of which the deceased was an active member. The interment took place at the I. O. O. F. Cemetery. =s

Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal Friday, 21 March 1902

Saturday morning at his home in New Ross, T. A. Adkins, one of that town’s best known merchants, died from the effects of a paralytic stroke. Mr. Adkins was 67 years old and leaves a wife and five children, all grown, three daughters and two sons. The funeral was held at the Methodist Church in New Ross, Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock under the auspices of the Odd Fellows, of which he was a member. Interment was in the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery, near New Ross. Mr. Adkins was well known all over the county, and was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church, and a highly respected citizen.-s

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