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Martin "Mart" Adams
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Birth: Jan. 26, 1859
Ohio, USA
Death: May 12, 1897
Vermillion County
Indiana, USA

Newport Hoosier State
Wednesday, May 19, 1897

Our citizens were shocked to learn at an early hour last Wednesday morning that Mart Adams was dead. The sad news was sudden and unexpected. It was true he had not been in the best of health for several weeks past, but was able to be at his place of business regularly every day. He had been in the saloon business for many years. and on that morning did not put in an appearance at the saloon. W.S. McConnell went down to the residence of B.S. Dicken where he had been boarding and lodging for the past 5 years to wake him up. The doors to his room were locked, and pounding on the doors would not rouse him. Finally entrance was gained to his room, and he was found lying in bed with cover over him up to his breast, and his legs drawn up nearly to his body, showing that he had died of cramps, an affliction from which he had frequently suffered from heretofore and came very nearly dying. He was cold and stiff, and it is supposed he died between 9 and 10 o'clock the evening before, or shortly after retiring for the night. He had not eaten any food for 2 or 3 days, and was taking bromide of quinine tablets on the day of his death. Coroner Hasty held an inquest and found the deceased came to his death from natural causes.

Mart was a son of Uncle Jake Adams who resides on the Dallas farm, about 4 miles northwest of town, where he was taken after the inquest and where the funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon by Rev. J.S. Brown of the U.B. Church. Brother Brown made a very pretty talk and affected many to tears. The deceased, notwithstanding the business he was engaged in, had a large host of friends among those who were opposed to the saloon traffic he was engaged in. We doubt if he had an enemy in town. We heard one of the old stand-bys of the church remark on the morning of his death, that he doubted if there was a more liberal or better hearted man in town. He was always ready with his money to help the poor and distressed, of any benevolent institution that asked for assistance. He was 38 years of age on the 26th of January and unmarried. His remains were followed from his father's home to the Thomas Cemetery by a large concourse of relatives and friends, where his body was quietly lowered to its last resting place.
Family links: 
  Jacob Adams (1829 - 1908)
  Jane Struble Adams (1832 - 1925)
  Snoden Childs Adams (1853 - 1936)*
  David Adams (1857 - 1929)*
  Martin Adams (1859 - 1897)
  Mary Adams (1863 - 1892)*
  William Adams (1870 - 1871)*
  John Adams (1877 - 1877)*
*Calculated relationship
Newport Cemetery
Vermillion County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Carolyn Schwab
Record added: Jul 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72665506
Martin Mart Adams
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