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Canastota in Madison County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lewis Adamo

 
 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 21, 2017
1. Lewis Adamo Marker
Inscription.
Asst Canastota Police Chief
Killed At This Location On
June 5 1950 While Directing
Traffic

 
Erected by Village of Canastota.
 
Location. 43° 4.689′ N, 75° 45.105′ W. Marker is in Canastota, New York, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Center Street and South Peterboro Street (County Route 13), on the right when traveling west on Center Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canastota NY 13032, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Great Auto Race (within shouting distance of this marker); Bruce Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); Carmen Basilio (approx. 0.3 miles away); Amelia Earhart (approx. one mile away); The Erie Canal (approx. 4.7 miles away); Canaseraga (approx. 4.9 miles away); Lateral Canal (approx. 6.3 miles away); Congregational Church - 1814 (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canastota.
 
More about this marker. Although the name on the marker is spelled "Lewis", the name on the Adamo grave in the Saint Agatha Cemetery in Canastota is spelled "Louis". The Officer Down Memorial Page
Lewis Adamo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 21, 2017
2. Lewis Adamo Marker
The view is to the west, across South Peterboro Street, and down Center Street.
states that Adamo was struck and killed by a truck while directing traffic at the intersection of Peterboro Street and Canal Street, yet the marker is posted on Center Street. Newspaper articles reporting on the incident support the placement of the marker on Center Street.
 
Regarding Lewis Adamo.

Canastota Loses a Faithful Servant

__________


The Village of Canastota lost a faithful servant in the tragic accident Monday which snuffed out the life of Asst. Police Chief Louis Adamo.

The Asst. Police Chief was known and greeted as "Louie" by the countless friends he made in the course of his official duties. He served on the force from Sept. of 1943, giving unstintingly of his time in the interest of his department and his home town.

During his live, Louis Adamo exemplified the highest traits of citizenship and industry. He was one of the fortunate few persons who had no "enemies." His life was one of service and his memory will be cherished.

The Village pays tribute today to a departed faithful servant.


- Published in the The Madison County Times, Chittenango, N. Y. Friday, June 9, 1950

 
Also see . . .
1. Officer Down Memorial Page. (Submitted on November 7, 2017, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
2. Louis Adamo on Find-A-Grave. (Submitted on November 7, 2017, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
 
Additional keywords. Louis Adamo Lewis Adamo
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2017, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 7, 2017, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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