West Virginia, USA
|Death: ||May 28, 1918|
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, May 28, 1918
WALTER J. ADAMS
Injuries suffered in a railroad accident which occurred over two months ago and double pneumonia resulted in the death of Walter J. Adams, 60 years old, engineer on the Baltimore & Ohio wreck train for about 25 years, this morning at 6:30 o'clock at his home, No 1203 Sycamore street. Mr. Adams was injured when another train bumped into his causing a stove to overturn in one of the wooden coaches, which burned up. Mr. Adams was the last man to leave the train. He never fully recovered from the injuries received. Ten days ago he contracted double pneumonia.
Deceased was born at Tunnelton, Preston county, W. Va. a son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Adams. At the age of 11 years he came to Connellsville with his parents residing here since. Mr. Adams entered the service of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad 38 years ago and was widely and favorably known in railroad circles. He was a member of the Baltimore & Ohio Veterans association, the Yough Tent Knights of Maccabees and the Immaculate Conception church. He served on the old borough council in 1906 and was a member of the old Friendship Hose company, No. 1 of Connellsville. Mr. Adams was held in the highest of esteem by his wide circle of friends.
Nineteen years ago last November he was married to Miss Katherine Moore of Oil City, who, with the following children, survive, Misses Cornelia, Mary, Jeannette and Evangelist and Robert Adams, all at home. Four sisters, Mrs. Katherine King, Mrs. Ann Costello, Mrs. Julia Nee, all of Connellsville, Sister Beronica of the Holy Angels college, New York, and two brothers, P. J. Adams of Connellsville and Michael Adams of Homestead also survive. A brother, M. J. Adams died about two years ago.
Notice of funeral later.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, May 31, 1918
The funeral of Walter J. Adams was held this morning at 8:30 o'clock from the family residence in Sycamore street, and at 9 o'clock from the Immaculate Conception church. Requiem high mass was celebrated by Rev. Father John T. Burns in the presence of a large gathering of relatives and friends of the deceased. Interment in St. Joseph's cemetery.
Saint Josephs Cemetery
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Record added: Oct 12, 2011
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