Date of Death: 30 Jul 1910
Subject: Emily (Adams) Shirley
Source: Holt County Sentinel, 12 Aug 1910, p. 2

Mrs. Emily Shirley was born in Indiana, in November, 1823, and died in Forest City, July 30, 1910, aged 47 years. She was sick only a few days and was willing to go with the message came. She lived a consistent Christian and was true to her faith. She was loved and honored by all who had the pleasure of meeting her. She leaves a sister, Mrs. Eliza Lyons, of Forest City, and one brother, Martin Adams, of Portland, Ore., and a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends to mourn her departure. she had been making her home the past 5 years with her adopted son, David S. Beaty, of Atchison, Kan., for a number of years. She was a resident of Andrew county, near Nodaway, and was well and favorably known. Seven weeks ago she came to Forest City to assist in nursing and caring for her sister, Mrs. Eliza Lyons, who has been helpless the past six months, and owing to her illness only a quiet, short service was conducted at the home by Rev. Beal, pastor of the Baptist church, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Oregon cemetery.