Charles Albert Adams
Captain, United States Navy
CHARLES A. ADAMS DIES OF STROKE AT 81
Served in Spanish and World Wars
Accompanied Dewey Around World
WASHINGTON, March 23, 1929 – Captain Charles A. Adams, U.S.N., retired, an authority on naval discipline, who returned to the service during the World War as senior court martial officer at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, died Thursday night in the Naval Hospital, Brooklyn, of a cerebral hemorrhage. He was stricken while attending an afternoon tea the previous day. He was 81 years old.
His widow, whom he married May 2, 1911, was formerly the wife of the late Owen Kildare, author. As Mrs. Owen Kildare she is a well known writer and lecturer. She was on a lecture tour in the West when informed of her husband’s illness and was unable to each the hospital before he died. Funeral services will be held at the Naval Hospital chapel, Brooklyn, at 2:30 P.M. Sunday. The body will be cremated and the ashes buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Captain Adams was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
He served in the Civil War in pursuit of blockade runners. He was
a graduate of Annapolis. After the war with Spain he accompanied
Admiral Dewey around the world as navigating officer of the Baltimore.
Among his World War services was the command of the land ship Recruit,
which was erected in Union Square to stimulate naval enlistment.
Posted: 8 December 2007