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Gabriel Adams
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Birth: 1829
Sussex County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Aug. 7, 1876
Canadice
Ontario County
New York, USA

The Naples Record (Naples, New York)
Saturday, 12 August 1876

CANADICE.---A serious accident occurred in town last week, whereby on of our citizens was nearly deprived of life, and at this time of writing but little hope is entertained of his recovery. The circumstances are as follows:
On the 27th inst. while Mr. Gabriel Adams, with his hired help, was engaged in pitching hay with a horse-fork, (Mr. Adams being in the mow) the chain by which the pulley was attached broke just as a forkfull was dropped, letting the fork fall upon Mr. Adams, one tine of which entered the head nearly four inches forward and above the right ear. Surgeon Connor of Springwater was immediately called, but gave no encouragement to hope for his recovery. Dr. Smith of the same place also called, and decided he could not survive. At first his mind wandered, but he has recovered consciousness and tells the neighbors the particulars of the accident. A portion of brain matter was lost at the time of injury, and small portions are taken from the wound daily. No fever or inflamation yet appears, and the friends and community hope for the best yet fear the worst. Mr. Adams is an honorable and upright citizen, and has many friends.
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County. - Gabriel Adams, Canadice, who was injured recently by a fork falling upon his head, died a few days since.


The Ontario Repository and Messenger (Canandaigua, NY)
Wednesday, 16 August 1876

- Gabriel Adams of Canadice, while engaged in pitching hay with a patent fork, accidently fell off the mow and upon the fork, the tines of which entered his head about four inches, making a bad wound just back of the right ear. He lies in a very precarious condition.


Ontario County Journal (Canandaigua, New York)
Friday, 18 August 1876

Mr. Gabriel Adams of Canadice met with a severe accident a few days since. He was in his barn pitching hay with a horse fork, and when the fork was directly over his head, the chain broke and the fork dropped upon him, one of the tines entering his head and penetrating to the brain. There was but little hope at the time that his life could be saved, but at a later date there was thought to be a possibility of recovery. By a line from a friend in Canadice we learn that Mr. Adams died from his injuries on the 7th inst.

The Naples Record (Naples, New York)
Saturday, 19 August 1876

CANADICE. --- It becomes our painful duty to chronicle the death of our townsman and friend, Mr. Gabriel Adams, of whom we made special mention in our last as the subject of a serious accident. Soon after our writing he began to fail rapidly, and lost his mind almost entirely. Fever and inflamation began to rage, and it became evident that death must soon ensue. Dr. Richmond of Livonia was called in council, and also decided that there was no hope. On the 7th inst. Mr. Adams closed his eyes to all that is earthy, and, we trust, awoke to the glories of an immortal existence.---
A post mortem examination was held by Drs. Conner and Smith, which revealed the extent of the injury, which was greater than at first supposed.
Mr. Adams had entered his 49th year, and leaves a wife and two children (one of whom is married) and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his untimely and tragic death. He has long been a resident of this community, and was known as a straight-forward, honest, christian man, a kind husband and father, and was respected by all. His funeral rites were conducted at the M. E. Church, Rev. S. M. Dayton officiating, and his remains laid in the new cemetery. A larger audience was in attendance than could gain admission. The friends are comforted in the thought that he had an abiding faith in the atonement, which he expressed during his last hours of consciousness.


From the HISTORY OF ONTARIO COUNTY; compiled by Lewis Cass Aldrich; edited by George S. Conover; 1893;

Adams, Gabriel, Canadice, a native of Sussex county, N. J., was born in 1829 and died August 7, 1876. He came with his parents to this town about 1831. His father, Joseph, died in 1837, aged thirty-three years, leaving seven children: Gabriel, who married in 1851 Charlotte, daughter of Josiah and Lua B. Jackman, who were both born in Richmond. Of their ten children six survive: Abner and Chloe (Johnson) and Mrs. Adams of this town. The latter has two children.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Adams (1804 - 1837)
  Charlotte Shepherd Adams (1804 - 1890)
 
 Spouse:
  Charlotte Jackman Adams (1834 - 1899)*
 
 Children:
  Margaret Adams Branch (1853 - 1930)*
  Arvilla Alvina Adams (1865 - 1899)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Adams (1827 - 1842)*
  Gabriel Adams (1829 - 1876)
  Hester Ann Adams Hubbard (1832 - 1914)*
  Mary Adams (1833 - 1844)*
  Margaret Adams Snook (1835 - 1917)*
  Willard Adams (1836 - 1837)*
  Alvira Adams Burch (1838 - 1915)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Canadice Corners Cemetery
Canadice
Ontario County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Orville E. Hamman Jr.
Record added: Feb 04, 2010
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Gabriel Adams
Added by: Orville E. Hamman Jr.
 
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