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Everett Adams

  • Birth 12 Mar 1893 Whirlwind, Logan County, West Virginia, USA
  • Death 27 Jul 1927 Logan County, West Virginia, USA
  • Burial Harts, Lincoln County, West Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 63152027

Prohibition Officer Everett Adams was shot and killed by four men who had held a grudge against him due to his work as a prohibition officer.

Officer Adams was walking along a road in the Harts section of Logan County when he was accosted. One of the men held him at gunpoint as a second disarmed him. The armed man then opened fire on him, striking him four times as he attempted to flee.

He was taken to a nearby house where he succumbed to his wounds the following day.

Officer Adams had served with the West Virginia Department of Prohibition for only a few months. He was survived by his wife, three children, and six siblings.


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  • Created by: James Myers
  • Added: 20 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 63152027
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Everett Adams (12 Mar 1893–27 Jul 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63152027, citing John Morgan Adams Cemetery, Harts, Lincoln County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by James Myers (contributor 46934144) .