Stearns, Adelbert J.
Age: 21, credited to Townshend, VTVITALS
Birth: 02/01/1841, Windham, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Windham Center Cemetery, Windham, VT
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Vermont Phoenix (Brattleboro), March 9, 1900 page 10
Adelbert J. Stearns, one of Windhams most prominent citizens, was killed Monday by being dragged by an ox team. Mr. Stearns who had been at work in the woods, left the hired men and started home with his team. The team reached his home about 6 o'clock in the afternoon, when the family discovered his lifeless body dragging at the side of the sled and his neck broken. Adelbert J Stearns, 58, was born in Windham where he spent all of his life. He was one of the most successful farmers in that town, carrying on the old Stearns farm which has been in possession of the family for several generation. Mr. Stearns was a public spirited citizen, always working for the welfare of the community, and in return had held nearly every office within the gift of his fellow townsmen. He was for several years representative from Windham in the state legislature. He served with credit in the Civil War. Mr. Stearns was also one of the active men in the congregational church. He is said to be the wealthiest man in town. He was twice married, a widow and three children surviving. The children are Oscar F. Stearns, a veterinary surgeon in Athol, Ella F. wife of Rev. L.J. Travis of Fredericksburg, Ohio, and Miss Ada E. Stearns, who lives in Grafton. One sister, Miss Mary Stearns lives in Brattleboro. The funeral was held yesterday.
Contributed by Brian Stephens