Throw Back Thursday: Milton Adams

Today’s Throw Back Thursday is honoring Milton Adams.  I have not forgotten about him as Babu’s encounter with him and mine in the pages of her diary was a jolting one.  Here is the original post I wrote about him:

In Honor of Milton Adams

Of course, again, The Rescued Photo comes through in an amazing way!

Milton Warren Adams was born in Columbia, South Carolina, one of eleven children of Jessie and Lydia (Simons) Adams. He plunged to his death from the 4th floor of the Pirnie building, at 1252 Main Street, in Springfield, Massachusetts when he was just 35 years old. He was the head custodian of the building and was washing windows when he fell.

Milton came to Springfield when he was about 16 years old, working various jobs, including hotel waiter, porter, and elevator operator. In 1923 he married Dorothy Spencer and the couple settled at 13 Beacon Street. Upon his death, Milton left his wife to raise their two young daughters, Phyllis (10) and Carrie (3.)

Milton is buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Springfield.

I did not think his sad story could get sadder, but there you go.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Thank you for honoring Milton! Because of Babu’s diaries, and because you’ve taken the time to transcribe and share them with the world, Milton won’t be forgotten. I’ve created a Find A Grave memorial for him as well.

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    1. What is a Find a Grave memorial?


  2. It is very sad, he was still quite a young man and I wonder how his wife managed raising their family without him. I hope they were OK.

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