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James A. Adkins
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Birth: Sep. 23, 1853
Death: Jun. 30, 1917
Clackamas County
Oregon, USA


Clackamas County Lumberman Tries To Cross Track To Station

Oregon City,Or.,June 30--(Special)
James A. Adkins,prominent lumber and timberman of this county was struck and killed this morning about 7:30 a.m. by a Southern Pacific train bound for Canby from Molalla.Mr. Adkins was on his way to Oregon City,where he has a lumberyard.The Engineer saw him running but thought he would stop when he reached the station.

Evidently believing that he could cross the track and board the train on the other side,Adkins dashed in front of the oncoming train and was struck in the middle of the track.He was thrown clear,struck on his head and died before anyone could reach him.

Mr. Adkins who was a widower,is survived by his mother,Elizabeth Adkins,who lives with her daughter, Mrs. Akins in Mulino;brothers,Lee,Oren,Silas,and Ren,of Mulino,and William of Portland;sisters,Mrs. Sarah Akins,Mulino;Mrs.Ola Fisher,of Wallace,Idaho;Mrs. Amanda Waldron,Oregon City.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Canby on Monday afternoon.Rev. Moore,pastor,officiating.Oregon City Elks lodge having charge of the arrangements.Interment was in Zion cemetery.

An inquest was conducted,with a coroner's jury.The verdict reached by the jury completely exonerated the crew of the train.It was an accidental death.

The deceased was a member of the Redmen Lodge of Oregon City and Elks Lodge of that same place.

Mr. Adkins was one of the leading citizens of Clackamas county and operated a saw mill and lumber yard at Canby for about 15 years,then organized the James Adkins Lumber Company of Oregon City,where he has been located for the past five years.

The bereaved family has the sympathy of the entire community.He was a man who never forgot his friends,and was prominent in politics and civic questions,always working for what he thought was right for the benefit of the community.

Oregon Newspapers
June 30- July 13,1917

Family links: 
  Jesse W Adkins (1827 - 1903)
  Judith Elizabeth Dabney Adkins (1836 - 1920)
  Amanda Adkins Waldron (1852 - 1946)*
  James A. Adkins (1853 - 1917)
  William H Adkins (1860 - ____)*
  Silas Marion Adkins (1862 - 1922)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Adkins Akins (1865 - 1944)*
  Lorenzo A Adkins (1867 - 1922)*
  Robert Lee Adkins (1870 - 1951)*
  Orran L Adkins (1875 - 1936)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: dates hard to read - questionable
Zion Memorial Park
Clackamas County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Old-4-39-A
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Originally Created by: Diane
Record added: Nov 20, 2010
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James A. Adkins
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James A. Adkins
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