The Mars Hill View
August 15, 1912
Mrs. Adeline A. McKelvery, wife of Robert McKelvery of Mars Hill, died Monday, August 12, after a lingering illness of years. Deceased was born in Wicklow, N.B., February 26, 1853. She was married to James Murray and three children were born, Mrs. Annie Page of Concord, N.H., Alice and a son who died in infancy. Mr. Murray died several years ago and the deceased married Robert McKelvery of Mars Hill.She has four sisters and five brothers living; Mrs. Bartley, of N.B., Mrs. R.L. Bell, Mrs. W.W. Larrabee, Mrs. Fred A. Blackden, of Mars Hill. The brothers are Dr. A.J. Fulton and James W. Fulton, of Blaine, Ephraim Fulton, of Cass Lake, Minnesota, L.H. Fulton, of Mars Hill and George W. Fulton, of Cambridgeport, Mass.
Mrs. McKelvery became a Christian early in life and joined the Free Baptist Church when but a young girl and was a highly respected member of the Mars Hill Free Baptist Church. She was also a Rebekah, W.C.T.U. member and a Granger.
Funeral services were held from the home yesterday, Rev. Charles Orser officiating. F.W. Shaw had charge and a choir, consisting of Mr. & Mrs. Horace Anderson, Susie Bubar and Beulah Turner sang. Pall Bearers were,W.S. York, D.C. Irvine, Wesley Shaw and Henry Orser. The funeral decorations were beautiful and consisted of a pillow from the family; a set piece from the Rebekah’s and sixty white asters, besides carnations and potted plants.
Deceased was one of Mars Hill’s most highly respected women and her death is a sad loss to the entire community. Deep sympathy is expressed for the husband, daughters and relatives.