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Adams, Edrick W. Jr.


Age: 19, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 12/14/63, m/i 12/15/63, Pvt, Co. L, 11th VT INF, pr CPL 6/3/65, tr to Co. C, 6/24/65, m/o 8/25/65

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Birth: 12/04/1844, Vergennes, VT
Death: 07/15/1912

Burial: Prospect Cemetery, Vergennes, VT
Marker/Plot: 8
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 42115882


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/1/1891, VT, widow Annetta, 8/3/1912, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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Edrick Adams, whose death was announced last week, was born in Vergennes, December 4, 1844, son of the late Edrick and Marion Murray Adams. He was the fourth in a family of nine children, four of whom survive him. When a small boy his parents moved to West Addison, where he attended district school, afterward going to Fairfax Institute, where he completed his education. When the first call came in '61 for troops to defend the flag he was too young to enlist, but did so later, on December 14, 1864, and served until the close of the war. He was honorably discharged August 25, 1865, at Fort Foote, Maryland. He was a corporal in Company C, First Battalion, H. A. V., John H. Macomber, captain. At the time of his discharge and was mustered out of service with thousands of other Union soldiers. He returned home and the following February 22 was married to Miss Annette Cutler of this place, since which time his residence has been here.

Mr. Adams was elected town representative in 1888, and in 1890 was employed in the office of the sergeant-at-arms in Montpelier. May 1, 1891, he was appointed deputy collector and inspector of customs and served during Harrison's administration with headquarters in Montreal. He also held nearly every office of trust in town, being justice of the peace for many years, and at the time of his death was one of the school board and also had charge of the town's poor. He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.

Besides his wife he leaves six children, Perley, of Worcester, Mass. ; Dr. R. D. Adams, of Burlington; Helen, of New York city; Mrs. X. H. Kenyon, of Vergennes, and Friend and Mary Adams of this place; also two brothers, Scott of Milford Center, O., and William of Addison; and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Raine of Worcester, Mass., and Miss Isadore of Addison.

Mr. Adams was a man of sterling qualities, and would have been a leader in any community, as he was in this. He was a great reader, of keen intellect, well posted on affairs of state and nation. He was intolerant of sham and fraud and stood firm for what he believed to be right, although not intolerant of the opinion of others. He was of large heart and generous sympathies, always willing to aid in any project to further the interests of the community. That he was worthy of trust was evidenced by the fact that his fellowmen honored him with office year after year. His death while still in the prime of a vigorous manhood is a loss to this community.

When those who have loved Beauty die,
Who with her praise the world did bless,
Around the earth there runs a sigh
Of tender loneliness.

Thou latest silenced of her choir,
Hark, to that long, long sigh today;
The sunlight is a faded fire,
Since thou art gone away?

Funeral services were held at the late residence, July 17, at 11 a. m., the Rev. J. H. Long officiating, George F. O. Kimball, having charge of the ceremonies. There was a large concourse of people, many coming from adjoining towns. The burial was in Prospect cemetery, Vergennes, the bearers being Aaron Matthews, William H. Adams, C. S. Cutler and E. L. Stagg. Those attending from away were Mrs. S. S. Gaines, Mrs. Foster, E. G. Norton, T. Neville, W. R. Warner, W. H. Norton, W. L. Strong, W. C. Foote, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Adams and Feed Adams of Vergennes; Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Matthews of Rutland, Perley Adams of Worcester, Mass., Scott Adams of Milfred Center, O., Dr. B. D. Adams of Burlington, W. H. and Mrs. Gardner of Ferrisburg, Mrs. Emma Raine of Worcester, Mass., Mrs. J. C. Norton of Tacoma, Wash., and Mrs. Elwin Kent of Mineville, N. Y.

Source: Vergennes Enterprise and Vermonter, July 25, 1912
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.