Adam S Alkire

Born in 1837, Adam Stout Alkire started out in Pickway County, Ohio. He fought in the Civil War battles of Pea Ridge and Cotton Plant, Arkansas; the Siege of Vicksburg; and finally in several engagements under General Butler’s command in the Army of the James. While in the military, he married Rebecca A. Little. On July 2, 1864, he was injured in a battle at Deep Bottom, Virginia, and lost his leg. He was honorably discharged in March 1865.

In 1886, he was elected city clerk and assessor and was reelected again in 1888. Adam retired in 1890 and purchased land in the Mile Square, the original town plat for Riverside. He built a house at Third Street and Orange Street in 1893 and in 1899, built a new neoclassical style home with both electric and gas lighting at 3245 Orange. He was a founding member of Riverside Post No. 118, Grand Army of the Republic.