Girard Gazette, 28 March 1901, page 1 column 3.

We are requested by Mr. and Mrs. Bev. Adcock to return their most sincere thanks to the many friends and neighbors for the kindness shown them during the illness and death of their son, Wm. Elmer.

28 March 1901, page 5 column 3 "Obituary."

William Elmer Adcock was born in North Otter, Macoupin county, Ill., August 25, 1881. Died at his home in Girard, after a brief illness, on March 21, 1901, aged 19 years, six months and 25 days. During a series of union revival services held in Girard in the early part of 1896 Elmer professed confession, and united with the ministry of Rev. W. B. Wiseman. For several months past he had been making his home at Springfield, Ill. His many friends were shocked to hear of his untimely death, and the sympathy of the community goes out most heartily to the members of the stricken family.

Springfield Journal, Monday, 25 March 1901, p 6 c 3.

The funeral of Elmer Adcock, aged 19 years, who died here Saturday, took place at Girard yesterday afternoon. The remains were interred in the cemetery there.