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Has Passed To To The Unknown

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Day
1
Month
August
Year
1902
Copyright
Public Domain
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Charles Kendall Adama, áged 67 years, formar president of the Uiiiversity of Wisconsin, and former professor ef history and Latin in the Univcrsity of 'Michigan, died Sunday froin Bright's dïuease,, after a lingering 111ncss, at RedJands, Cal. Dr. Adams had 'been ailing for several ears. While president of the TJniversity of Wiscunsin he was granted a long leave of absence, going to Europe, where he seemed to recupérate. Shortly after returning to lus work at the University of Wisconsin, about a year ago, the disease which affected him soon told upon his system, an-d at the end of a few months he resigned and went to California. The end came painlessly and was the result of a relapse similar to many which had occurred during the past week, each one of whieh took away a little more strength than it was possible for the pain-racked body to restore. For the greater part of several days bef ore his depth, Dr. Adams was in a semi-conscious condition. Dr. Charles Kendall Adams was at one time one of Michigan's foremost educators, and was widely known in the world of letters. He was president of the University of Wisconsin nntil a year of the time of hls death, and was for se ven years at the head of the faculty of Cornell University, in addition to his long service on the faculty of the University of Michigan. Dr. Adama was born at Derby, Vt., January 24, 1835. Later he removed to Michigan and graduated from the University of Michigan with the degrees of A. M. and LL. D. After eompleting his college eourse he visited Europe and spent many months of study in Germany, France and Italy, preparing to teach Latin and history. On his return to Michigan in 1863, he went to the University of Michigan as assistant professor in history and Latin, in which position he served for four years. He was then called to the shair of history and Latin, where he. served till 1885. His work here was such as to remodel the entire eourse of instruction in the branches whieh he taught, and his services to the university were invaluable. Accordingly it was with great regret that the University of Michigan was forced to giye Dr. Adams up to Cornell college at Ithaca, N. Y., when he was called there to accept the presidency of that institution. He occupied this chair until 1892, when he became president of the University of Wisconsin. As an author he gained rnarked recognition with his "Deniocracy and iMonarchy in France," "Manual of Historical Literature," "British Orations," "Christopher Columbus: His Life and Work," together with many papers in the varlous educational and literary reviews and magazines of the country. His latest service of importance to the educational world, outside of his CQllege work, was as editor-in-chief of Johnson's Universal Cyclopedia, now known as the Universal Cyclopedia. The supervisión and compfling of this great work covered a period of three years ,f rom 1892 to 1895.