|Birth: ||Mar. 4, 1844|
|Death: ||Mar. 3, 1921|
New York, USA
Tues. Mar. 8 1921 Goshen Independent Republican
Adam W. Beakes, ex-sheriff of Orange county, a brave soldier of the Civil War, who left an arm on the battlefield at Chancellarsville, died at his residence, 133 West Main street, Middletown, Thursday morning at 6 o'clock. He had been declining health for two and a half years. The end came peacefully, having dropped into sleep a few hours previously.
He was the son of Alason W. and Susan Wilkin Beakes, and Dec. 13, 1871, married Catherine Ann Carpenter, also of the town of Wallkill.
Mr. Beakes enlisted in Co. E., 124th Regiment, N.Y.V. In the battle of Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863, he had an arm shattered by a rebel bullet And was sent to the field hospital where Dr. J. H. Thompson of Goshen, the regimental surgeon, amputated the arm at the shoulder.
After the war he resided in New York City from 1871 to 1881, being connected with the Postoffice Department. Returning to the Carpenter farm in the town of Wallkill he served as supervisor for three terms; was nominated by the Republican party for Sheriff in 1894, and served the three years from 1895-1897. Upon the expiration of his term he removed to Middletown at 133 West Main street, where he had lived a happy, retired life surrounded by a devoted wife and children.
The funeral was held at 2:30 o'clock last Saturday, at his home. Delegates were in attendance from Captain William A. Jackson Post, G.A.R., Wallkill Engine Co., and from the Electrical Workers' Union.
Interment was in Hillside Cemetery. A firing squad from Company I, First Infantry, N.Y. Guards, fired three volleys at the grave.
(bio by: Rachel Tefft)
Catherine Carpenter Beakes (1846 - 1934)*
Katherine Elizabeth Beakes (1879 - 1978)*
Co. E. 124, Reg 4 NYV
New York, USA
Created by: LynnAnne Inglima
Record added: Oct 04, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7946340
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