Beverly ADCOCK

Daily Enquirer, Tuesday, 19 September 1905, page 1.

-Capt. A. C. Hulse went to Girard Tuesday afternoon to attend the funeral of Beverly Adcock.

-Beverley [sic] Adcock, one of the pioneer settlers of Girard vicinity, died at his home Monday morning of a complication of ailments, aged 74 years, 1 month and 8 days. The deceased is survived by his aged companion and nine children, two sons and seven daughters; two children having preceded him to the grave. The funeral service will be held from the Baptist church in Girard Tuesday, Sept. 19, 1905 at 2 p. m., Rev. Samuels officiating. Interment will be made in Girard cemetery.

Wednesday, 20 September 1905, p 1.

Mr. Beverly Adcock was born August 9, 1831, in North Otter township, Macoupin county; and on September 15, 1853, married Miss Louisa Eads, who with eight of their ten children survive him. They are Mrs. Nancy Jane Richards, North Otter township; John W., who was in Colorado, when last heard from; Mrs. Emma Ann Dawson, in Nebraska; Marshall died in infancy; Mrs. Louise Thompson in Indian Territory; Thos. J., in Nebraska; Mrs. Martha Floro, in Nebraska; Mrs. Carrie Dugan, Girard; Mrs. Clara Laycock, Centralia, and Elmer, who went home in March, 1901.

Mr. Adcock was baptized in 1867 by Rev. Joel Turner and united with Union Chapel, west of Girard, where he led a conscientious Christian life until his removal to this city in 1893, when he united with the First Baptist church of Girard. Bro. Adcock loved his Bible, the church and the advancement of the kingdom of God.

Last Sunday evening at 8:30, just as the church militant was closing the evening worship death relieved the sufferer and Bro. Adcock began the worship in the church triumphant.

Mr. Adcock was a good neighbor, a devoted husband, and a kind father. Loved one, we, standing in the shadows bid thee "Good Night" on earth; we wait to bid thee, standing in the fullness of God's glory, "Good Morning," in heaven.