1SGT Asher Adams

1SGT Asher Adams

Franklin County, New York, USA
Death 14 Mar 1919 (aged 77)
Osage City, Osage County, Kansas, USA
Burial Osage City, Osage County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 31209145 · View Source
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The obituary for Asher says that two of his brothers also served in the Civil War. They were James Adams (Memorial #31209212) and Willard Adams (Memorial #175476502), both of whom served in the 21st Iowa Infantry.
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Asher Adams was born in Franklin county, New York, Feb 8th, 1842, and departed this life in Osage City, Kansas, March 14, 1919. Age 77 years, 1 month and 6 days.

The Adams family came to America in Colonial days adn was one of the pioneer families of the United States. The family not only endured the privitationa and hardships of the early pioneers of this country, but the men of the family fought in the Revolutionary War. It was a source of pleasure to Asher Adams that he was a son of the Revolution.

When war between the states was inevitable, Asher Adams, true to the traditions of the family, and with true patriotism, joined the colors to defend his country, and was mustered into the United States service at Camp Mount Pleasant, Iowa, on the 17th day of November, 1861, as a private in company "L", 4th Regiment of Iowa, Cavalry Volunteers, and was discharged from service at Davenport, Iowa, by reason of expiration term of service, on Dec 5th, 1864.

There were two brothers besides himself that fought through the Civil War. One brother, Willard Adams, died some years ago, and Mr J K Adams, of Argonia, Kansas, is the only one of the brothers now living. There were also right sisters, six of whom are living. But one sister was able to be present, Mrs M A Gloss, of Seattle, Washington.

Asher Adams was married to Sarah Thompson at Luena, Iowa, on the 16th day of February 1870. To this union was born one son, who departed this life in early childhood. There were also four daughters--all living, Mrs F E Wilson, Ft Lupton, Colo., Mrs J M Marshall, Gowonde, Colo., Miss Mabel Adams, Osage City Kansas, Mrs H B Perry, Manhattan, Kans.

Mr Adams professed faith in Christ in early manhood, and united with the church and remained a continuous member till the time of his death. He came to Osage City in Sept 1872, where he was actively engagaed in business till the day of his death.

Beside the members of the family above mentioned he leaves a large number of friends to mourn his loss.

Funeral services were held at the home, Tuesday afternoon, March 18, 1919, with Rev Haynie of the Presbyterian church officiating. The music was rendered by the church choir, with a solo by Mr Kiesow. Seven of Mr Adam's comrades in war acted as honorary pallbearers and also assisted in the service at the grave. The following were active pall bearers: Messrs L W Silven, J W Womer, Ben Heilbrum, D Willis Jones and JAmes Hyde, of Reading. Interment was made in the North cemetery.

The death of Asher Adams marks the passing of one of the now few landmarks of Osage City. Coming here in the early days he has seen the town through its pioner stages and because he ws a loyal citizen and materially did his part along with others, the town grew and prospered. He has engaged in the grain and feed business for 43 years, owning both his store and elevator. One by one the old timers are leaving, going home for the long rest and the reward for their labors.

March 20, 1919 Osage City Free Press

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