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Adah Valencia Rowe

Adah Valencia Rowe

Female 1929 - 1941  (12 years)

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  • Name Adah Valencia Rowe  [1
    Born 02 Jan 1929  Pittsfield, Pike, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    _UID EBA57294022E44ADBCF71E3F6F6132935C50 
    Died 13 Feb 1941  Pittsfield, Pike, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 16 Feb 1941  Pittsfield, Pike, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Friends Mourn Sudden Death of Valencia Rowe

      The death of Valencia Rowe, 12, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Rowe of this city, whcih occurred Friday evening in Our Saviour's hospital at Jacksonville from peritonitis, brought deep sorrow to the many friends of the family.

      Valencia, who was a student in the sixth grade at the East building, had been ill the previous week with a cold. Her condition did not improve and a physician was called on Sunday, Feb. 9. By Tuesday, the doctor believed she should have hospital care but it was feared that the trip would be too much for her. Finally on Thursday morning, it was decided the trip must be risked. She grew steadily worse, however, until death released her from suffering on Friday evening.

      Adah Valencia was born Jan. 2, 1929, the daughter of Lewis and Faye Tippetts Rowe. There are two older sisters, Eva Ann, a junior in high school, and Betty Lew, a freshman. The two sisters had a special affection for the younger girl from the day of her birth. They loved the lilt of the song, "Valencia", popular at that time and gave her that name. The family was closely knit by ties of affection and little Valencia was the center of it all, popular too with her schoolmates and teachers. When she went to the hospital, she had ready several Valentines to send, and on Valentine's Day, the day of her passing, her sisters mailed theirs to her so they arrived a few hours befor her death. Valencia was a member of the Christian Sunday school, and of the Girl Scouts.

      The funeral was held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Plattner Chapel, in charge of Rev. J. K. Putt, assisted by Rev. Russell E. Booker. Her girl friends, Elizabeth Thomas, Helen Margaret Grimes, Helen McCarther and Betty Norval, cared for the many beautiful flowers. Casket bearers were Supt. J. H. Voshall, Wayne Koontz, Ben Reed and Robert Milstead. The other teachers and janitors came in a body, and served as honorary pall bearers: Fred Koepping, Joe Wolf, Arthur Musgrave, Leaton - Mink, George Kindle, John Codd, James Foster, Greg Sloan and C. A. Wolfinbarger. Valencia's father, Lewis Rowe, is one of the four janitors of the city schools.

      The little body was laid to rest in the West cemetery, on the Tippetts family lot. Mr. Booker, in the funeral sermon, said: "There is nothing new in this experience which brings us here today for death is an old, old fashion, from the day of Adam until now he has been hanging his sickle on our garden gates, plucking our fairest flowers, sometimes as now, a lovely rosebud, for he claims the young as well as the old.

      "Everywhere in the Scripture, death is likened to sleep, to the taking of rest in sleep. Of the little maid, daughter of the ruler in Capernaum, Jesus said, "Weep not. She is not dead, but sleepeth".

      "It is only the body that sleeps. The real self lives on forever. This little life continues its growth and development in that eternal land made possible by Jesus our Saviour. He who loved little children, who held them in His arms and blessed them, has a place for this gentle child."

      Mr. Book closed with the beautiful, comforting poem written by Mrs. Grace Coolidge upon the death of her son, Calvin, Jr.
    Person ID I25655635  7_families
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2009 

    Father Lewis Edward Rowe,   b. 27 Dec 1889, Beverly, Burlington, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1964, Pittsfield, Pike, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Faye Hawthorne Tippetts,   b. 23 Oct 1892, Pittsfield, Pike, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1969, Pittsfield, Pike, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 17 May 1922  Palmyra, Marion, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Pike County Democrat
      Wednesday, December 6, 1922

      Lewis Rowe and Miss Faye Tippetts, of this city, were married in Hannibal (actually it was Palmyra), just a year ago, but as Mr. Rowe had been divorced less than a year, their marriage was of course not a legal one in this state and on Thanksgiving Day they were married again, this time in this city by County Judge Capps, at his office.

      Mr. Rowe came here with the Elgin Turning Company and is a native of New Jersey. Both he and his bride are fine young people and have a host of friends who are glad that their marriage has now been made right and legal in both states.
    Family ID F8302756  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 02 Jan 1929 - Pittsfield, Pike, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Feb 1941 - Pittsfield, Pike, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 Feb 1941 - Pittsfield, Pike, Illinois Link to Google Earth
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    Adah Valencia Rowe Birth Certificate
    Adah Valencia Rowe Birth Certificate
    Adah Valencia Rowe Death Certificate
    Adah Valencia Rowe Death Certificate
    Adah Valencia Rowe Obituary
    Adah Valencia Rowe Obituary

  • Sources 
    1. [S556960] Email - from Rhonda Faye to Lee Drew - 23 Mar 2009, Rhonda Faye (rhondafaye54@yahoo.com), (23 Mar 2009).