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 Newell Henry Harrison Adams

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Newell Henry Harrison Adams

Birth
Newport, Orleans County, Vermont, USA
Death 27 Mar 1924 (aged 82)
Traer, Tama County, Iowa, USA
Burial Traer, Tama County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 63609266 View Source
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Civil War Veteran. Adams family grouping with Adams monument: Bertie, Don Carlos, Eddie, Lenora H, Newell Henry Harrison and Oscar Leroy.
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Civil War Veteran who served in two Vermont Regiments.
"Newell H.H. Adams
Residence:
Enlistment Date: 8 Dec 1861
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Vermont
Was POW?: Yes
Was Wounded?: Yes
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company C, Vermont 8th Infantry Regiment on 18 Feb 1862.Mustered out on 22 Jun 1864. AND Newell H. H. Adams
Residence:
Enlistment Date: 24 Sep 1864
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Vermont
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company F, Vermont 1st Cavalry Regiment on 24 Sep 1864.Mustered out on 21 Jun 1865.
Sources: Roster of Vermont Volunteers During the War of the Rebellion 1861-66"
Contributor: Linda Linn (46913843) •
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N. H. Adams Dies Few Hours After Attending Funeral of Comrade, S. Bailey
HEART STOPS AS HE READS
Long Resident of Community and Father of Large Family — Eighty-two Years Old
Death came to N. H. Adams suddenly and painlessly at 7 o'clock Thursday evening As chronicled in a late edition of last week's Star-Clipper, Mr. Adams was sitting in a chair in his home when his heart suddenly ceased to beat and he died as one falling into sleep. He had been in feeble health a year or more and probably over-exerted that day, when he walked to and from the church to attend the funeral of his comrade, S. Bailey. Newell H. Adams was born in Orleans county, Vermont June 8, 1841, and died at his home in Traer M arch 27, 1924, age 82 years. In 1816, at the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted in the Eighth Vermont Volunteer in¬fantry, serving a three-year period of enlistment. During this time, he saw much active service, notably in the great campaign or the opening of the Mississippi culminating in the siege and fall of Vicksburg. In the battle before Port Hudson he was wounded and spent several months in a hospital. He was once taken prisoner by the Confederates, but fortunate enough to be exchanged before being committed to a rebel prison.
After a few weeks at home, Mr. Adams re-enlisted in the first Vermont cavalry, in which he served until the close of the war. Very soon thereafter he moved to Illinois and lived on a fa rm n ear Freeport, where his first wife died in 1871. He then moved to Michigan and engaged in the business of lumbering at Howard City May 23,1872 he was united in marriage to Lenora McKinley, who passed into the great beyond two months and two days before the call came to him. In 1922 the couple celebrated their golden wedding at the home in Traer, all the surviving members of the family being present. To this couple, ten children were born, three dying in infancy. In 1874 Mr. and Mrs. Adams moved from Michigan to north Tama, and ever since that time have made their home on their farm in Grant township or in Traer. Since 1913 they have been residents of this city, having sold the farm.
Mr. Adams was a member of the Safely post, G. A. R. and the M. E. church, of Traer. Surviving him is a son, Abel D., of Somers, Mont., the only living child of his first wife; three sons and four daughters, the issue of his second marriage— Frank , of Detroit: Don C., Elgin, Ill.; Roy, St. Paul; Mrs. E. B. Cutts, Toledo, Ill., Mrs. A. W. Root, Mrs. Will Boldt and Mrs. Fred Wilson, Traer. There are eighteen living grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Three brothers are still living, two in Massachusetts and one in California. The funeral was on Monday afternoon. Services were conducted in the M. E. church by Dr. Billingsley. The remaining five veterans of the Civil war and a body of World war soldiers attended in a body. Burial was in West Union cemetery.
Traer Star Clipper, Friday, April 4th, 1924 page 1
Contributor: George (48419540) •


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