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William H Adams
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Birth: Jul. 12, 1823
Berkshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: May 16, 1874
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA

Age 51
Victim of Mill River Flood

William owned a sawmill and gristmill that sat on opposite banks of the river in Williamsburg. He was warned of the flood by Robert Loud, and had run home to check on the safety of his wife and two sons. While attempting to cross the river to get to his sawmill, he was knocked down by the water and carried downstream.
Services were held the next day (Sunday) at 3 pm from the Congregational Church.
(In the Shadow of the Dam, Elizabeth Sharpe, pp 57, 62-63, 110)
Family links: 
  Martha Bennett Wells Adams (1822 - 1909)
Wm H Adams/Died/May 16 1874/Ć 51/”His death caused by the/Mill River disaster”

Village Hill Cemetery
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Created by: P.K. Magruder
Record added: May 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69444517
William H Adams
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