Tuesday, March 4, 2014

52 Ancestors: Ancestor #8 Stella Adams


52 Ancestors: Ancestor #8 Stella Ann Adams.  I am behind in my blog posts!  I am making an attempt to catch up.  52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks a blog prompt by Amy Johnson Crow http://www.nostorytoosmall.com/posts/challenge-52-ancestors-in-52-weeks/

Stella Ann Adams was born on 25 Aug 1878 in Monroe City, Knox , Indiana, United States.   She was the daughter of James A. Adams and Mahala A. The information listing her father’s name on her death certificate was filled out by her husband Pearl Poundstone.  He listed her mother as unknown.  

She appeared in the census on 23 Jun 1880 in Harrison Township, Knox, Indiana in the household of James B. and Mahala A. Adams.     At the age of 18 she married Pearl Ora Poundstone in Carlisle, Lonoke, Arkansas.

She appeared in the census on 26 Jun 1900 in Cerro Gordo, Piatt, Illinois, United States. Stella appeared in the census on 20 Apr 1910 in Bement, Piatt, Illinois, United States. She died Influenza and pneumonia on 25 Oct 1918 at the age of 40 in Bement, Piatt, Illinois. She was buried on 26 Oct 1918 at Bement Cemetery in Bement, Piatt, Illinois.

Her obituary ran in the Bement Register on October 31, 1918.  The obituary stated that she died at home of influenza.  It also stated that she had given birth to nine children, eight of whom are living.  My records indicate a total of ten children, with one child dying as an infant.



Headstone indicates a birthdate of 1879, death certificate indicates 1878 Stella was also known as Stella Ann Poundstone. She was also known as Stella Pundstone.

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