|Birth: ||Nov. 26, 1849|
|Death: ||Jul. 26, 1932|
Liberal (Barton County)
Gilbert was a drummer in Co. C, 62nd Illinois infantry
G. O. Adams Dead
The Liberal News
Friday July 29, 1932
Civil War Veteran succumbs after weeks illness from apoplexy - resident of Liberal many years - funeral services this Thursday afternoon in charge of members of the family.
Gilbert O. Adams, 82 years old and the last surviving Civil War veteran living in Liberal, died at his home on East Maple Street at 9:20 o'clock Tuesday evening July 26, 1932. He had been ill one week, following a stroke of apoplexy. Following the stroke, suffered the night of July 18, he had been more or less unconscious until the end. It was thought a final severe cerebral hemmorhage was suffered only a few hours before the end.
Mr. Adams was born in Jasper county, Illinois, Nov 26, 1849, a son of Timothy Randall Bloomfield Adams, who as well as the deceased were pioneer residents of Liberal. February 13, 1864, when a boy only a little past fifteen years old, Mr. Adams enlisted in Company C, 62nd Illinois infantry, as a drummer boy, and was mustered out at Fort Smith Ark on Feb 13, 1866.
He was the last surviving Civil War veteran living in Liberal. His friend and comrade A. Decker, next to the last surviving veteran preceded him in death three days. There now remain but four Civil War veterans in this vicinity, as far as the news can learn. They are Chas Brown of Hannon; Judge H. S. Snyder, Verdella; Clark Bulard, Mulberry, all up in their eighties, and C. w. Palmer, Iantha, 90 years old. Mr. Adams attended a G. A. R. gathering at Wichita, Kans a few weeks ago.
He is survived by his wife and four children, T imothy K. Adams, Bronaugh; Frank Adams, Trinidad Colo; Owen Adams, Silver City Iowa, and Mrs. Bessie Searles, Liberal, and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.; also by several brothers and sisters. A more detailed obituary will be given next week.
Funeral services are being held at the M. E. church this Thursday afternoon at 2:00. The entire services will be by members of the family. The sermon will be by Rev. Lewis Grant Adams, a brother.
Burial will be at the I. O. O. F cemetery, under direction of the Berkey funeral service. I.O.O.F = International Order of Odd Fellows; cemetery is known as the Liberal Cemetery, (Liberal City Cemetary) where his first wife is buried.
1st Marriage to Arah Alice JEFFERS born 23 Jul 1854 in Illinois
•Married: 2 Oct 1873 in Toledo, Cumberland, Illinois
1. Timothy Keller ADAMS b: 17 Mar 1879 in Prairie City, McDonough,Illinois
2. Franklin Lewis ADAMS b: 17 Oct 1881 in Barton, Missouri
2nd marriage Sarah Elizabeth JEFFRIES born 15 Sep 1849 in Illinois on 3 Jan 1883 in Pana, Illinois
Note: When her sister Arah died (wife of Gilbert O. Adams), she married Gilbert. Thomas had died and she had 5 children she brought to the Adams marriage, along with her sister's two children and the two she had by Gilbert.
1. Owen ADAMS born 6 Mar 1884 in Ava,Douglas, Missouri
2. Bessie Ethyl ADAMS born 17 Feb 1887 in Ava, Missouri
3rd marriage Mary Paulson BOUTON
•Married: 7 May 1901 in Liberal, Barton, Missouri
4th Marriage to Sarah
Timothy Randall Bloomfield Adams (1818 - 1901)
Mary E. Isgrigg Adams (1830 - 1911)
Sarah Elizabeth Jeffris Adams (1849 - 1889)
Arah Alice Jeffris Adams (1852 - 1882)*
Timothy Keller Adams (1879 - 1964)*
Bessie Ethyl Adams (1887 - 1967)*
Gilbert Oregon Adams (1849 - 1932)
Edward Linsey Adams (1859 - 1949)*
Liberal City Cemetery
Liberal (Barton County)
Maintained by: Marty & Harley
Originally Created by: Diane Finlinson Miller
Record added: Jul 19, 2012
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