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Theresa Adams

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Death: Died in Municipal TB Sanatarium, Chicago, IL
Immediate Family:

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

Occupation: Housekeeper
Managed by: Private User
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About Theresa Adams

Clarence Woodlock Remembrances:

Theresa was lots of times a headache to her mother. She never wed and went into the convent for a short time but was not considered physically strong enough for the religious life of those days and subsequently left.

She was a housekeeper to Fr. Burke in Chillicothe, IL for many years. Frequently she kept Marcella with her for a visit when the latter was a young child. At the death of Fr. Burke, Theresa worked for awhile at the Holy Name Cathedral. She also lived above the nightclub [Club Alabam] when Marcella's husband, [Dan] Blanco operated it.

Theresa lived around with all her sisters, usually staying a few months or so at a time before taking up residence with another. She was helpful to Florence when the kids were growing up, also to Virginia and children.

In her late years she was in a Chicago nursing home operated by nuns and was beginning not to come to her meals regularly. As the home was not set up to deal with patients who were not ambulatory, she was requested to find other quarters. Fr. Bill [Bennett], then an assistant at St. John Fisher, knew of a member of his parish who has some political clout, and through the latter, got Theresa transferred to the Municipal TB Sanitarium, although she didn't have any TB. I [Clarence] visited her there frequently until her death, October 8, 1965, mostly from informities and deterioration of old age.

Danis Roth Zinger Remembrances:

I remember Theresa visiting the Roth clan on harvard avenue. She was always nervous and making sure the bread wrappers were close. I think Gordy and I went to see her at the TB Sanatarium, too.

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Theresa Adams's Timeline

1965
October 8, 1965
Municipal TB Sanatarium, Chicago, IL
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Chicago, IL
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Chillicothe, IL
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Holy Name Cathedral
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Convent
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Chillicothe, IL
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Convent
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Holy Name Cathedral
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Convent