Waverly Journal, Friday, 20 March 1953, page 1 column 3.

James Leonard Adcock, of Springfield, and formerly a Waverly business man, died Sunday, March 15, at Memorial hospital, Springfield, at the age of 77 years, having been a hospital patient since March 2.

Deceased was born March 2, 1876, in Girard, the son of John Henry and Elizabeth Swift Adcock.

Mr. Adcock was in business in Waverly for a number of years, buying the grocery store of J. M. Deatherage in October, 1914, later being associated in a drug and grocery store with the late W. L. Horstman for a number of years, selling out to Mr. Horstman in January 1926. In April of the same year Mr. Adcock purchased the Waverly Bakery from W. E. Swift, and nearly a year later sold the bakery to O. A. Morris and A. J. Davis, following which he and his family moved to Springfield in April, 1927.

He operated a grocery store in Springfield for several years, and until his retirement two years ago, he was employed for twelve years as clerk for Carl F. Schirring.

Surviving are his wife, the former Katie Richardson of Palmyra; one daughter, Mrs. Fordyce Perego, of New Orleans, La.; one half brother, George, of Carlinville; and a half sister, Mrs. Susie Mitchell, of near Carlinville.

He was a member of the West Side Church of Christ, of Springfield.

Funeral services were held at the Bisch Memorial Home in Springfield Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, in charge of Rev. E. E. Laughlin, pastor of the West Side Church of Christ.

Burial was in East cemetery, Waverly.