|#1-Printed in the Blair Democrat/Courier on 10/29/1914|
ADAMS FAMILY LOSES CHILD
The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Adams were very much grieved at the sad news received from their home at Burwell, Neb., the first of week, reporting the death of their daughter Gladys. The Adams family moved to Burwell about a month ago and shortly after their arrival at that place they were placed in quarantine for diptheria. On Wednesday of last week the dreadful disease claimed the child, burial taking place the following day. Besides the parents there are two daughters Norma and Pauline, who will miss the little one. The sympathy of the many Blair friends is extended to the bereaved family.
#2-Printed in the Washington County Enterprise on 10/30/1914
BRIGHT YOUNG LIFE GOES OUT
LITTLE GLADYS ADAMS DIES OF MALIGNANT DIPHTHERIA
Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Robinson are in receipt of a letter from Mrs. A.C. Adams, at Burwell, giving particulars of the illness and death of their little daughter, Gladys, who was stricken with malignant diphtheria the evening they arrived at their new home. The family was quarantined at once and have remained in quarantine ever since. Little Gladys lingered for two weeks, paralysis of the vocal chords, heart failure and stomach trouble combining to end her innocent young life.
Little Gladys was a general favorite here in Blair, so much better known than other little girls of her age, on account of her sunny disposition and little womanly ways, and a host of Blair people will sympathize with her parents in their distress and grief, amongst strangers, isolated, their situation is beyond realization. Mrs. Adams' letter is an agonizing cry of despair, such as can only emanate from a mother's heart when broken with grief.
Gladys Rae Adams was eight years of age: born June 5th, 1906; died Oct. 14 1914.
#3-Printed in the Tribune on 11/4/1914
DEATH OF GLADYS ADAMS
Gladys Rae Adams, aged eight years, died at Burwell, Nebr., on Oct. 14, of heart failure following an attack of diphtheria. Gladys was the daughter of A. C. Adams, who was in partnership with Chas Robinson in the Home Theatre for several years. The little girl was of a cheerful disposition and her untimely end is felt keenly, not only by her sorrowing relatives, but by a host of children whose friendship she had formed while living in this city.