J.D. Adams, War Vet, Dies On Birthday

Well-Known Resident One of First Letter Carriers in City

WAS 85 YEARS OLD

John D. Adams, of 10 Knapp avenue, well known Civil War veteran and Commander of General Lyon Post, 266, G.A.R., died at the Middletown Sanitarium at 9:30 o’clock on his 85th birthday Thursday night after several weeks illness.

Mr. Adams was born near Sussex, N.J., Nov 27, 1839, oldest son of Rev. Chauncey M. and Charity [sic] Adams. He was president of the First New Jersey Cavalry Veterans’ Association, of Trenton, N.J., and of Letter Carriers’ Association, 526, of this city. Mr. Adams was one of Middletown’s first postmen.

Mrs. Adams, formerly Mary E. Demarest, died here Dec. 24, 1905. Mr. Adams is survived by one son, Charles A. Adams, vice-president and general manager of the Middletown office of Berry and Company, and one daughter, Miss Emma D. Adams, teacher in the Middletown High school.

The funeral will be held at the residence, 10 Knapp Avenue, 11 o’clock Monday morning, with interment in Hillside Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Source: Middletown Daily Herald, November 28, 1924.

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