• Name: Thomas Adams
  • Location of Birth: Sullivan County, New Hampshire
  • Date of Birth: June 8, 1822**
  • Date of Death: November 26, 1920 (97 years old)**
  • Parents:
  • High School and Class:
  • College:
  • Highest Rank:
  • Branch:
  • Other Branch: First Minnesota Infantry
  • Date Sworn In:
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge:
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Military Awards:

  • Military Highlights:
    Information in the United States, Civil War Draft Registration Records, 1863-1865:
    Name: Thomas Adams
    Birth Year: About 1823
    Place of Birth: New Hampshire
    Age on July 1, 1863: 40
    Race: White
    Residence: Minneola, Goodhue, Minnesota
    Congressional District: 2nd
    Class: 1 & 2

  • Wars Involved:
    Civil War

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    **Date of birth and date of death listed on the cemetery records do not match article from Itasca County Independent Newspaper.

    Per article from Itasca County Independent Newspaper, dated November 27, 1920:

    "Thomas Adams died at this home on North Leland Avenue yesterday morning about 7 o'clock. Mr. Adams' death was due to old age, as he had lived much beyond his three score years and ten even beyond four score years, as he passed his ninety-seventh birthday on June 8, 1920. He had been confined to his bed for more than a year but was cheerful and mentally strong up until the very last. The deceased is survived by his widow and two children, a daughter, Mrs. Mae Swanson, who is residing at Cloquet and who came immediately to Grand Rapids upon receiving news of her father's death, and a son, Guy C. Adams, of Dunn Center, North Dakota.

    Thomas was born in the state of New Hampshire, June 8, 1823, and came west to Zumbrota, Goodhue County, this state, in the year 1859. He served during the Civil War in Company "F" of the First Minnesota Infantry. Later he operated a farm near Bemidji for a number of years until he became so feeble from old age that he could not properly look after the affairs connected therewith and he came to Grand Rapids in 1913 and has made his home here ever since. He was a man of splendid character and qualifications and was held in high esteem by all who knew him well.

    Definite plans regarding the funeral had not been made at the time this paper went to press."

    Buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. No grave marker. (Plot I-A-47-2-0).

  • Tribal Affiliation(s):