Source: Crawfordsville Review 11 June 1892 p 5
James Adams, a junior in Wabash college, died at the home of Mrs. Houser on South Washington street, Thursday at noon of peritonitis at the age of 23 years. The deceased’s home was at Cutler, near Logansport to which place his remains were shipped yesterday accompanied by the members of his class. Mr. Adams’ death was very sudden and unfortunately none of his relatives were with him at the time of his death. – kbz
Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal Thursday 9 June 1892
About three weeks ago James Harris Adams, a junior in Wabash College, was taken sick with peritonitis. He was an athletic young man and although quite sick, he began to mend some days since and was apparently on the high road to recovery. His original complaint had entirely gone, although it left him, of course, quite weak. Yesterday he was strong enough to be removed from a room at Murray Hills on West Wabash Avenue to one at Mrs. Deborah Hauser’s residence on South Washington Street. This morning he felt unusually well, and calling to those in the house, he laughed and talked for some time, and finally ordered some copies of the “Judge” to help him pass away the time. When the papers came he arose and sitting down in a chair began to read. Almost immediately he grew faint and calling to Mr. Ball, his attendant, he dropped back helpless. He rapidly grew weaker and before his physician, Dr. Cowan, could arrive, he was dead. His death was caused by heart failure.
Mr. Adams was about 25 years of age, and had been attending college three years. He was not a fraternity man but was well liked by all the students for his earnestness and his hard work. He was a ministerial student and was working his way through college to a large extent. He was quite an athlete and was one of the best players on the football team. His death coming so suddenly is a terrible shock to his friends. His parents are dead, but his two brothers, residing at Wild Cat, near Frankfort, were at once wired the sad news. Mr. Adams expected to start for his home tomorrow.
The funeral for Mr. Adams will occur tomorrow morning from the residence of Mrs. Hauser at 7 o’clock, Dr. Tuttle and Dr. Cunningham officiating. The remains will be shipped to his home via the Vandalia at 8:14 o’clock, and pall bearers from his class will accompany them.
Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal Friday 10 June 1892
Short funeral services were conducted at 7 o’clock this morning over the earthly remains of James H. Adams by Drs. Tuttle and Cunningham at the residence of Mrs. Hauser, on South Washington Street, where he died. The remarks were brief but impressive and appropriate, and at their conclusion the faculty and students formed a line and escorted the body of their late friend and companion to the Vandalia station. The pallbearers, Demaree, Hughart, McMurtie, Meteer, Vannys and Acker, together with about twenty of his classmates accompanied the remains to Cutler, where final services were held this afternoon. The floral offerings were very beautiful especially the design presented by the junior class.