------ CLEVELAND COUNTY HERALD, CLEVELAND COUNTY ARKANSAS ---- August 8, 1930 W.D. ADAMS, 85, CIVIL WAR VETERAN, IS DEAD William D. Adams, aged 85 years, died at his home one mile north of Rison early Monday morning after a long illness. Mr. Adams, who was a veteran of the Civil war, was a native of Mississippi and moved to Arkansas in 1879. He has made his home in and near Rison since that time. He was a member of the Methodist church of this city and of the local Masonic Lodge. He had a large circle of friends and was held high in the esteem of his friends. He is survived by his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Lunsford of Rison and Mrs. Anna L. Cornman of Duncan, Oklahoma; and one son, Will Adams of Pine Bluff. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at the Rison Methodist Church by the Rev. A.W. Hamilton, pastor. Burial was in the family lot at Greenwood cemetery. Services at the cemetery were in charge of the Culpepper Lodge 186, F. & A.M. of Rison.
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"Galvanized Yankee". After service with the 34th Mississippi, and being captured at Lookout Mountain, William D. Adams was sent as a POW to Rock Island, Illinois. It was while there, he took the Oath of Allegiance and enlisted with Co. C, 3rd United State...(Read more) -
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