|Birth: ||Sep. 4, 1895|
|Death: ||Mar. 29, 1919, France|
Corporal, Company B, 349th Infantry, 307th Ammunition Train, 82nd Divsion. Son of Samuel and Kittie Adams; born near Yates City. Entered service September 5, 1917; to Camp Dodge; transferred to Camp Gordon in Atlanta, GA, April 5, 1918; to Camp Mills, May 20, 1918; sailed for France June 2; at the front about 45 days; taken sick with tubercular peritonitis and went to hospital December 11, 1918; he never regained his strength and finally gave his life for his country. Originally buried in Savenay, France.
Worked as a farm hand for William Beaumeister of Knox County before the war.
LETTERS TELL OF HIS DEATH
HEROISM SHOWN BY CORPORAL AJ ADAMS - COMMENDED BY ATTENDANTS
Letters have lately been received from France from the doctor, the chaplain and the nurse, telling of the last illness and death of Corporal Alvin J Adams, Co. B, 307th Ammunition Train. They speak of his bravery and wonderful spirit and the splendid courage he had in facing a fight, that he realized from the start and his case was almost hopeless. He lived these weeks hoping that he might be able to make the ocean trip, as he so longed to be near his home folks.
Samuel Winfield Adams (1868 - 1921)
Kittie Wilson Adams (1873 - 1938)
Forrest Glenn Adams (1893 - 1939)*
Alvin James Adams (1895 - 1919)
Yates City Cemetery
Created by: Talbot Fisher
Record added: Nov 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62286100