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Martin Van Buren Adams
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Birth: Mar. 24, 1837
Adamsville (Muskingum County)
Muskingum County
Ohio, USA
Death: Oct. 6, 1921
Lucas County
Iowa, USA

Husband of Zilpha Ann Bagley.


Chariton, Iowa
Thursday, October 13, 1921


The many friends in Chariton and vicinity were grieved to learn of the death of Mr. M. V. Adams, which occured at the family home in this city Thursday, October 6, 1921, at the age of 84 years, 6 months and 12 days. He had been in ill health for some time and death was not unexpected. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Frank Bean, were held at the M. E. church on Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Chariton cemetery.

Martin Van Buren Adams, who was the son of George and Elizabeth Adams, was born at Adamsville, in Muskingum county, Ohio, on March 24, 1837. In 1862 he answered the call of his country and enlisted in the Tenth Ohio Cavalry, and served until the close of the war. His regiment was in action at Elk River, Stone River, Chickamauga, Reseca, Rome, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta and the march of Sherman's army to the sea.

Immediately after his discharge, on November 2, 1865, he was united in marriage to Miss Zilpha Ann Bagley, in Zanesville, Ohio. The home was founded in Muskingum county, where they resided until the fall of 1869. They moved at that time to Story county, Iowa, near Colo. After five years, they came to Lucas county and lived on a farm a few miles from Chariton. In 1905 they gave up farm life and came to Chariton for their old age.

Into their home were born nine children. Of these Mrs. Marietta Willets and Carrie E. Adams live in this city. Omer C. Adams resides at Kansas City, Kansas; Mrs. Lulu Gookin is at Russell, Iowa; Dr. George C. Adams died Dec. 16, 1918; Mrs. Maude Goltry lives at Oskaloosa; Tillman Bruce Adams is at Cynwood, Pa.; and Mrs. Arminta Plotts resides at Omaha. A son died in infancy. There are 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Mr. Adams was converted in 1878 and united with the Lutheran church. Later he became a member of the Methodist church in Chariton, of which he was a sincere member at the time of his death. He was an interested member of the G.A.R. since its organization. He was a great lover of music also, even in extreme old age, a great friend of the young people. He was a good citizen, a good neighbor and a good friend. It was permitted for him and Mrs. Adams to live together for 55 years, celebrating their golden wedding anniversary in 1916. The wife passed away Feb. 11, 1921, seven months before the husband.

Family links: 
  Zilpha Ann Bagley Adams (1839 - 1921)*
  Marietta Adams Willits (1866 - 1922)*
  Lulu Blanche Adams Gookin (1869 - 1964)*
  Maude Irma Adams Goltry (1872 - 1963)*
*Calculated relationship
Chariton Cemetery
Lucas County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section M Row 24 S-N Grave 7
Created by: Skip
Record added: Sep 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59448546
Martin Van Buren Adams
Added by: Doris Christensen
Martin Van Buren Adams
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