Nebraska (State) Department of Health, Division of Vital Statistics STANDARD CERTIFICATE OF DEATH State File No. 9769 Place of Death: county: GAGE, city: Adams; In this community, 25 yr.; Full name: James Franklin Heater; Male; White; Widowed; Birth date; April 14, 1861; Age: 83 years, 5 months; 18 days; Birthplace: unknown West Virginia; Usual occupation: day laborer; Father: William Heater, unknown West Virginia; Mother: Mary Jane Westfall, unknown West Virginia; Informant: Ethel Anton, address: 228 So 17, Lincoln; Burial: Dawson Nebr.; Funeral director: John Frey, Adams Nebr., Oct. 3, 1944; Usual residence of deceased: state Nebraska, county Gage, city Adams; Medical certification: Date of death: Oct 2, 1944, 8 hour, 57 minutes; attended the deceased from Sept 15 1944 to Oct 2, 1944; last saw him alive on Oct 2, 1944; immediate cause of death: Carcinoma of the liver; Signature: J. T. Waggener, MD Adams Nebr.
OBITUARY:BEATRICE DAILY SUN, Page Four, Beatrice, Nebraska, Sunday, October 8, 1944 JAMES FRANKLIN HEATER James Franklin Heater was born at Heaters, West Virginia, April 14, 1861, and passed away at his home in Adams, Nebr., October 2, 1944 having attained the age of 83 years, five months and 28 days. In 1881 he was united in marriage to Lucinda Ella Spaulding and to this union were born eight children; four boys and four girls. His wife and four children preceeded him in death.Alva in infancy; Bessie at the age of ten; Mrs. Emma Bolin, and William in the First World War. His is survived by four children; Mrs. C. A. Robinson of Adams, Mrs. Ethel Anton and George of Lincoln and Ted of Gering, Nebr.There are seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.Also one brother resided in Kentucky. Brief memorial services were conducted in Frey mortuary by the Rev. R. D. Cox of the Methodist church on Wednesday afternoon and burial in Dawson, Nebr., cemetery.