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Frank Adams
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Birth: Apr. 21, 1874
Death: Nov. 28, 1915

A Terrible Tragedy

A terrible tragedy occurred near Eagleville last Saturday evening, which resulted in the death of Frank Adams, one of Eagleville's prominent citizens. From what we can learn, Mr. Adams was standing in the tall tules about sundown, watching a flock of wild ducks, the top of his head appearing just above the tules, J.M. Stambaugh, who is in the employ of the Government Biological Survey, happened to pass along that way, and seeing Mr. Adam's head, he thought it was a hawk, and drew his rifle and fired. On going to the spot he discovered the horrible mistake he had made. His shot had gone wild and struck Mr. Adams in the back on the right side, going through the right lung. He was taken home and everything possible was done, but death relieved his suffering at 2 o'clock Sunday morning.

Frank Adams was the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Adams of Eagleville. He was a most worthy man and was highly esteemed by all who knew him, and his death was a sad shock to his relatives and friends. He leaves, besides his parents, brothers and sisters, a wife and three children to mourn his untimely death, and to whom the entire community extend sincere sympathy in their sad bereavement. His remains were laid to rest yesterday afternoon in the Eagleville cemetery.

J.M. Stambaugh, the man shot shot him, deeply regrets the act and for a time it was feared that he would take his own life.

Coroner McCloud impaneled a jury and held an inquest and the verdict was that death was caused by the wound of a gun accidentally discharged in the hands of J.M. Stambaugh.

The lamentable tragedy which occurred should be a warning to all hunters not to shoot until they are certain of what they are shooting at. Many a home had been sad by repeated acts of carelessness, that night easily have been avoided.

Surprise Valley Record, Cedarville, CA
December 1, 1915
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  Earl Adams (1900 - 1909)*
*Calculated relationship
Eagleville Cemetery
Modoc County
California, USA
Plot: Section 5, Plot 4, Site B
Maintained by: Sarah Sutton
Originally Created by: EMS&MGS
Record added: Jun 17, 2011
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Frank Adams
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- Sarah Sutton
 Added: Jan. 25, 2016

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