George Lewis Adix
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/10/2010 at 10:52:10
George Lewis Adix, proprietor of the Alfalfadale Farm of 80 acres on section 22, Jackson township, has spent practically his entire life in that township, where he was born and reared. His father, Franz Adix, was a native of Germany and was only three years of old when his father died. At the age of fourteen Franz Adix came to the united States with his brother L W Aix, and for many ears was one of the leading farmers of Boone county. Here he was married to Miss Hannah Bauman of Boone, a daughter of Henry Baumen, and they became the parents of ten children, namely: Henry who was born November 17, 1875, and was accidentally killed in a runaway April 21, 1908, William of Novato, California who was born June 12, 1877, and married Ethel Hoffman, Amy who was born November 23 1878 and is now the wife of Allen Purdie of Boone, Francis who was born February 25, 1880, George Lewis of this review , who was born September, 7 1882, John born February 24, 1884, Hannah December 28, 1886, Elmer, February 1, 1889, Dora October 12, 1892 and Hazel, July 3, 1894. The father who was an earnest and consistent member of the German Lutheran church, died on his farm in Jackson township, March 8, 1908, highly esteemed by all who knew him, while the mother passed away May 13, 1903. They were laid to rest side by side in the Linwood cemetery.
George L Adix spent his boyhood and youth on the home farm in Jackson township and remained with his parents until his marriage. He attended the pubic schools and it was the intention of his parents to send him to college and to fit him for the dental profession. At the age of nineteen, however, he gave up that idea and has since devoted his attention principally to agricultural pursuits. At the age of twenty-one spent one year in California visiting relatives the greater part of the time, and then went to Minnesota, where he had charge of land belonging to his father, who gave him power of attorney to administer his property. After the death of the father he was appointed administrator of the estate, which he ably managed. It was after his marriage that he located upon his present farm, which he purchased form Frank Nygren in 1911. This place is beautifully located six and one half miles east of Boone and three miles from Jordan. Since it came into his possession he has made improvements thereon, and it is today in a high state of cultivation. Mr Adix is a pioneer in the raising of alfalfa in this locality and has become quire and extensive stock raiser, making a specialty of thoroughbred Chester White hogs. He now has on his place over 160 head of hogs, which he feeds largely on alfalfa. He also has given considerable attention to the raising of Rhode Island Red poultry. He is one of the most progressive and up to date young farmers of Boone county and undoubtedly will meet with excellent success in this undertakings.
On February 21, 1911, Mr Adix was united in marriage to Miss Eva Myrtle Throckmorton of Jackson township, a daughter of George and Viola (Roderick) Throckmorton. She was born near Madrid, Boone county and received her literary education in the public schools She has given considerable attention to the study of music, pursuing that art at Simpson College for some time. After leaving school she taught the piano for two years. She is now organist in the Prairie Center church, and has taught a class in the Prairie Center Sunday school for ten years. However, she holds membership in the Christian church at Boone. Through her efforts and those of the class enough money was raised to buy a piano for the Sunday school. Since attaining his majority M Adix has affiliated with the republican party and on that ticket was elected township clerk in 1912 for a term of two years, being now a candidate for reelection in 1914. He is a member of the Yeomen and is regarded as one of the leading citizens of the community.
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