Richard Ledwith Adams

  • Birth 14 Oct 1843
  • Death 15 Jun 1887
  • Burial Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Section A
  • Memorial ID 7584655

Richard Adams obituary, Waynesburg Republican, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, 23 June 1887, page 1, column 9.

"Richard Adams died suddenly at Littleton, W. Va., Wednesday June 15 1886 [sic 1887], aged about 44 years, of apoplexy. Deceased had been working in a quarry over-seeing a contract which he had for furnishing a large amount of stone to the B. & O. R. R. Company. He and his hands had been resting during the heat of the day and had just returned to work about 3 o'clock in the afternoon. Mr. Adams raised a sledge to strike a stone, and as the sledge came down he fell over upon it, and expired. The deceased up to the time of his death had enjoyed good health. He was the eldest son of Maj. Dawson Adams and brother of Robt. and Dawson Adams, Jr., Mrs. A. I. Cooke, Mrs. Mary Myers, this place, and Mrs. B. J. Pauley, of near Jefferson. The friends here were notified by telegram and all attended the funeral. Word could not be sent Mrs. Pauley [newspaper torn here] Deceased leaves a wife and six children. He was a member of Co. G., 85th Vol. Cav. and served during the war. For nearly a year he endured the horrors of Andersonville. He was a respected and useful citizen and his death will be deeply mourned. The funeral took place on Friday, the interment being made at Littleton."

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"Richard L. Adams / Co A 18th Pa. Cav. / 1843-1887"





  • Created by: Candice Buchanan, Greene Connections Archivist
  • Added: 16 Jun 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7584655
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Ledwith Adams (14 Oct 1843–15 Jun 1887), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7584655, citing Green Mount Cemetery, Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Candice Buchanan, Greene Connections Archivist (contributor 20368854) .