|Birth: ||Feb. 3, 1844|
|Death: ||Feb. 15, 1901|
DEATH OF S.M. ADAIR
This morning at 9 o'clock, Mr. S.M. Adair died of consumption at the family residence on South E street. Mr. Adair was an old soldier and a prominent citizen and has long been a resident of this city. His many friends will be pained to learn of his demise. Mr. Adair went to North Carolina in the hope that the climate would benefit him, but he grew gradually worse until death came to relieve his suffering.
Mr. Adair leaves a wife and several grown children to mourn his loss.
The funeral will occur Wednesday morning at 10:30 o'clock from the family residence. Interment in the city cemetery. (Elwood Daily Record, April 15, 1901.)
WITH MILITARY HONORS THE BODY OF S.M. ADAIR WAS LAID TO REST TODAY.
With all the honors it would have received had he met death on the line of battle, the body of the late S.M. Adair was laid to rest in the city cemetery just after noon today. The G.A.R., W.R.C., S. of V. and Women's Label League marched in a body behind the remains as they were taken to the grave.
The funeral was held at the M.E. church, and was the first to be held in that structure. The casket was almost hidden from view under a wealth of flowers, among them, "Gates Ajar and Dove of Peace," a large wreath, a pillow and dozens of bouquets. Before delivering the sermom Rev. Beatty read from the 5th chapter of the second Corinthians, the fourth chapter of Thelessalonians and the first chapter of John. A quartet composed of Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Robbins, Mrs. J.A. Beatty and Charles Babbitt rendered appropriate music.
The honorary pall-bearers were Commodore Brown, William Perry, William Campbell, Thomas J. Ingram, J. Shockey, T.R. Maddock and J.W. Carrson. The active pall-bearers were members of the Sons of Veterans. At the grave the full military ritual was observed, with a salute as the body was lowered into its last resting place. (Elwood Daily Record, April 17, 1901.)
Mr. Adair was a veteran on the Civil War. He enlisted as a Private in Company K, 51st Indiana Volunteer Infantry amd mustered out as a Sergeant.
Plot: Row 13, ADD II
Maintained by: Thomas Stone
Originally Created by: Tina Comer Wilson
Record added: Jan 08, 2011
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