|Birth: ||Jun. 29, 1896|
|Death: ||Jul. 23, 1932|
Rockville Tribune, Wednesday, July 27, 1932
Suicide is Thought to Have Caused Death; Evidence
of Poison Found
Suicide is thought o have caused the death of Tomp M. Adams, 37, which occurred Saturday near Mecca. Mr. Adams was found dead in his car at the side of the slab of pavement just east of Mecca with the engine still running. It is thought that he drove to the side of the road, stopped the car and drank carbolic acid. No reason is known for him taking his life.
Sheriff William Moore was called to investigate the death. He said that the odor of carbolic acid was strong and that it looked as if some of the poison had run out of his mouth, dropped to the seat of the car and crystalized.
An investigation by the sheriff's office revealed that Mr. Adams had purchased a bottle of carbolic acid at a Rockville drug store the day before. When asked what he intended to use it for, he said that he need it to mix up some poison for rats.
Coroner O.D. Switzer, who investigated the death, has not returned his verdict but indicated that in view of the facts would report the death by suicide.
The body was taken to the Benson mortuary at Bridgeton and later taken to the home of Mrs. Adams' mother, Mrs. A. T. Coleman, where the couple had been making their home since returning from a three-year sojourn at Greencastle.
Funeral services were held at the Coleman home at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, the Rev. Odus Mitchell of North Terre Haute, a relative, officiating. Miss Leatha Gleason sang three appropriate hymns and an obituary was read. The services were concluded at the open grave at Clear Run cemetery at Bridgeton by the Bridgeton Masonic lodge of which the deceased was a member, assisted by other Masons and they also acted as bearers of the pall. Members of Bridgeton chapter O.E.S. to which the deceased also belonged, carried the beautiful floral tributes.
Surviving besides the widow and mother, Mrs. Anna B. Adams, are three half brothers, Nelson, Oscar and Edgar all of Rockville vicinity and a half sister, Mrs. Homer Marshall of Champaign, Illinois, all of whom attended the services. Others from a distance included Mr. and Mrs. Ed Crooks, Mrs. Marie Mull, Mr. and Mrs. Will Engles, Mr. and Mrs. Erastus Nevins, Mrs. John Rogers, Mrs. Florence Sinclair, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Coleman of Rockville; Harvey Coleman and family of Hollandsburg; Dr. John Garrigus, Mr. and Mrs. Sol Garrigus, Mrs. Hubert Barnes, Mrs. Emmet Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Garrigus of Terre Haute, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. VanHorn, Mrs. Ed Stone and others, Greencastle. Mrs. Homer Mitchell, Clinton; Mr. and Mrs. Clay Adams, New Market.
World War I draft registration: 21, Medium, Stout, Blue, Brown, living in Rockville
Grace M. Coleman Adams (1894 - 1977)
Note: Stone is located next to Grace M. Adams 1894-1977
Clear Run Cemetery
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Record added: Sep 11, 2010
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