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Katherine Adams

Death: circa 1931 (Breast Cancer)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Patrick (Dolan) Adams and Maria Adams
Sister of Theresa Adams; Joseph Adams; Elizabeth Bennett and Margaret Maggie Woodlock

Occupation: Teacher
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About Katherine Adams

Clarence Woodlock Remembrances:

Katherine never married, attended a teacher's school and had her first teaching job in the little town of Warl Park Indiana. She worked there becasue sister Margaret had opened up a Dress Shop in Fowler, nearby. The New York Central Railroad operated a line that ran from Chicago to Kankakee, thence through Earl Park, Fowler, on to Lafayette, Indianapolis. It provided an easy way to get back to their parents in Kankakee for visits. Faster than horse and buggy! After a few years teaching in Earl Park, she qualified for teaching Kankakee piblic schools, and was employed there until the time of her deatrh.

She was watching the children on the playground one noon hour when a soft ball hit or wasa thrown wild and struck her in the chest. Ten years later she discovered a lump on breast examination, came to Chicago and was operated on for breast cancer. Her sister Theresa, remained with her until the time of her death which was in the early 1930's.

Katherine was a frequent visitor during the summers to 453 W 67th [her sister Elizabeth Bennett's house] as well as our apt. She sat many hours on the swing at 453 W 67th with me [Clarence] on one side and Bill [Bennett] on the other, advising us on what to take up in our lives. At our ages we seemed to have no greater promise that the ability to announce the make of the autos that passed by; that's a Buick, that's a Hupmobile, that's a Ford, etc.