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Beman M. Adams

Beman M. Adams

"B.M. Adams Dead,"
The Elgin Advocate, July 27, 1895, p. 8.
Two Strokes of Paralysis Sustained.
Passes Away Wednesday Night--
Funeral in Charge of Veterans.

The familiar figure of Beman M. Adams will be seen no more, because death has claimed him. On Sunday he was stricken with paralysis and rendered well nigh helpless, being able only to sit in his chair and move his fingers. On Tuesday afternoon he suffered another stroke, and from that time it was apparent his end was near. At 10:10 o'clock Wednesday night he passed away.

Mr. Adams was born at Attica, Wyoming county, New York, May 15, 1823. Therefore he was in his 73d year. In 1841 he came west and settled in Kane county. Ever since then until two years ago his home had been in Plato, although his postoffice was Udina. Two years ago he moved to this city, and lived at 1223 Larkin avenue. During the late war he served as a drummer in the 36th Illinois regiment, and made a good record. Since then he was always willing to take part in reunions and gatherings of the old boys in blue or of pioneers of this section, and his drum and himself were at the disposal of his friends. He was universally respected. He leaves a widow, three daughters, and a brother, who is expected to arrive from Indiana. His daughters are Mrs. Henry Hamlin of 533 Hill avenue, Mrs. Samuel Robinson of 209 Milwaukee street, and Mrs. May Walbrige, whose home is in California, but who is now in Elgin.

The funeral was held at the house on Friday at 2 o'clock and the burial took place in Udina. Veteran post, G.A.R., had charge of the services.