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 Damon Richard Adams

Damon Richard Adams

Ogden, Weber County, Utah, USA
Death 20 Jun 1910 (aged 15)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot D_76_4
Memorial ID 153068 · View Source
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The Ogden Standard
Tuesday, June 21, 1910
page five


With startling suddenness came the announcement of the death Monday morning of Damon R. Adams, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Adams, at their home, 219 Fifth East street. The lad was only ill a few days and his sudden taking off was a great shock to his many friends.

Born in Ogden, October 22, 1894, young Adams came to Salt Lake City in 1901 with his parents. He was in the midst of a brilliant scholastic career and gave great promise for the future, when he was cut down. He was a member of the sophomore class of the Salt Lake high school and only a few days ago was promoted to the junior class. He was a sergeant in the cadet battalion and was always active in class and school work. Popular among his classmates, he endeared himself to all. He was the close and constant companion of his father - they were inseparable - and to his mother he was all in all; and to them the deepest sympathy is extended.

The deceased was a member of the vested choir of St. Mark's Episcopal cathedral and had been connected with that organization for over five years.

Announcement of the time and place of the funeral services will be made Tuesday, but it has not yet been determined where they will be held. The family awaits advices from friends in California.

Mr. Adams has been engaged in the banking business in Utah for twenty years. Mrs. Adams is prominent in church circles.
Commenting Monday on the death of the lad, Dean S. R. Colladay of St. Mark's Episcopal cathedral said:
"The announcement of the death of Damon Adams comes as a shock to his friends. He was a boy of remarkably fine character. He was loveable and faithful. He had a strong religious nature, not the make-believe kind, but the real, underlying kind. He was bright and full of fun, and enjoyed the things that the average, right-minded boy enjoys. But there was an underlying vein of seriousness even in his fun.
"Damon was a close student, and electrical work held a peculiar fascination for him. He had mastered many of the mysteries of wireless telegraphy and had a working plant in operation with others of his associates.

"He was an ambitious boy, and was doing well in every way. He was always willing to lend a helping hand."


The Ogden Standard
Friday, June 24, 1910
page 8


The impresssive ritual of the Episcopal funeral service was pronounced at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon of the bier of Damon R. Adams, the young son of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Adams, at St. Mark's Cathedral. An atmosphere of impressive sadness pervaded the short service and there was scarcely a dry eye in the church as Dean Samuel Colladay read the service.

Filling the cathedral to its capacity were the pupils of the High School who had been the close associates of the young man in his school life. With them were the many close friends of Mr. and Mrs. Adams who were at the church to share with them a grief for the loss of the young man who had been so suddenly cut down.

The esteem in which the young man was held by all who knew him was evidenced by the great profusion of floral offerings which buried the casket. In addition to the scores of bouquets and wreaths sent by the close friends of Mr. and Mrs. Adams and of the young man, there were a number of beautiful pieces from organizations of different kinds.

From the Utah National Bank of Ogden; with which W. F. Adams was formerly associated, came a magnificient wreath, a testimony of the sorrow of Mr. Adams' close friends and of their sympathy in his bereavement. The altar flowers were the gift of the vestry of St. Mark's Cathedral, of which Mr. Adams is a member. Other floral pieces were sent by the Salt Lake high school, by Damon Adams' Sunday School class and by other church and school organizations.

The pallbearers were eight young men of Damon Adams' cadet battalion at the Salt Lake High School. They wore their dress cadet uniforms and made an impressive picture as they marched with military precision behind the casket of their schoolmate. They were Alton Myers, LeGrande Daly, Arnold Hanchett, Ernest Weitz, William Igleheart, Donald Coray, Frank Hurlburt and Oliver Ritchie.

A long cortege accompanied the body of the youth to Mount Olivet cemetery where it was interred with the brief and solemn rites of the Episcopal church.

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  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 153068
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Damon Richard Adams (22 Oct 1894–20 Jun 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 153068, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Utah State Historical Society (contributor 4) .