|Birth: ||Jun. 20, 1824|
New Hampshire, USA
Derry - Nov. 1 - George F. Adams who died at 3:15 o'clock this morning was one of Derry's best and most highly esteemed citizens. He had been identified with the affairs of the town for many years and was considered a wise counselor and valuable friend.
In his earlier life he was exceptionally active in public and social affairs. It was he who was the main director of the grand celebration that was held in Derry in 1869 commerating the 150th anniversary of the settling of the town. He had also been the prime mover and leader in many other important celebrations.
He was born in this town to Col. Samuel and Sarah (Fitz) Adams of Derry. His mother was a native of Nashua and was the first preceptress of Pinkerton academy. He lived with his parents until he became a young man, having secured a good education at Pinkerton academy and the public schools of the town. He married Miss Elizabeth W. Whitney of Nashua, Jan.29, 1846.
He lived the life of a farmer for twelve years after which he entered the mercantile business and acted as a country grocer in his own village for a number of years. He finally sold out his store and entered upon the work of a commercial traveler for a Boston firm. He continued in this line of occupation until 1897 when he retired and since that time had lived in quiet and comfort at his pretty country home in the village.
In politics, Mr. Adams was a Republican, although he was never a politician. He served his town in the Legislature two different terms and was ever found a true and honorable legislator. He was organist and director the of the choirs of the First and Central Congregational churches for over forty years and was the superintendent of the Sunday school at the Central church many years. He was a member of the First church.
Mr. Adams is survived by a widow; three daughters, Mrs. George Brickett of Dorchester, Mass., Mrs. Proctor, wife of Lieut George Proctor of the Boston Lanciers, and Miss Sarah F. Adams of this town; and one son, Prof. Charles E. Adams of the state Normal school at Salem, Mass.
Derry - Nov 3 - Funeral at Derry - Impressive Services Over the Body of George F. Adams
The funeral services of George F. Adams were held at the home this afternoon at 2:15 o'clock. There was a very large attendance. As this was the public service but few of the relatives were present. The service was in charge of the Rev. R.T. Wilton of the First church of which Mr.Adams was a member. He spoke very feelingly of the man whom he had known for the past few years and of the deep interest in the church.
He also read an original poem from the Rev. Robert W. Haskins of Reading, Mass., and another poem written by the Rev. Minot J. Savage.
Mr. Wilton was followed by the Rev. Dr. Wellman of Malden, Mass., a former pastor of the church to which Mr. Adams belonged. He spoke of his long acquaintance with Mr. Adams and of his exemplary life. The Rev. Thomas Tyre of Attleboro, Mass, also spoke of Mr. Adams as his foster father and priceless friend. When he was a boy and a young man, and he says that all he is and hopes to be he attributes to the kind and fatherly care of Mr. Adams bestowed upon him in his boyhood and youth.
The singing for the occasion was furnished by the family of Mr. Adams. The favorite hymn of Mr. Adams, "Softly Now the Light of Day" was the one selected for this occasion.
The casket in which the body reposed was literally covered and surrounded with beautiful floral pieces bouquets and wreaths. On Monday forenoon at 9:30 the private burial service will take place at the home and interment will take place in Forest Hill cemetery
During the long but comparatively painless illness of Mr. Adams, he was tenderly cared for by his faithful and affectionate wife and daughters, who were with him all the time and who were there with the son at the time of death. Mr. Adams will be missed not only in the immediate family circle but in the whole community where he was esteemed most highly.
Forest Hill Cemetery
New Hampshire, USA
Plot: Not in the old Historic Section
Created by: D. J. Goldman
Record added: Feb 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47661245