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1907 Past and Present Biographies

Albert E. Adams

Albert E. Adams, now serving as assistant cashier of the Bank of Scranton, is a native son of Scranton, having been born here in 1877. His father is Isaac Adams, a native of New Jersey, who ‘was born in 1837, and was employed by the railroad for a number of years, removing to Boone, Iowa, in the interests of that business. In 1866 he took up his abode in Jefferson, where he had charge of the grain, lumber and implement business for Ringling Brothers, of Boone. For three years he discharged the duties of that position with promptness and fidelity, showing that the confidence reposed in him was not by any means misplaced. Although he was a resident of that community but a short time he was widely and favorably known and held in high regard by his many friends there. He served in the capacity of a member of the council and worked diligently in assisting to build a new courthouse at that place. From there he removed to Malvern, Iowa, to take charge of the business of the same firm in that place. After three years he entered into business for himself, opening an implement house in Helena, Montana, and in 1875 he embarked in the hardware business in Scranton, Iowa, where he has been in partnership with Mr. Bofink, Mr. Russell and Mr. Anderson at different times. His entire life has been a busy one and out of these years he has been obliged to devote three to recovering the health which he lost while working so persistently in carrying on his business interests. This period of his life was spent in Lakeview and he obtained great benefit, so that he was able once more to enter the business world with the same energy that he had entered it as a lad. He engaged in the creamery business for three years and then removed to Montana, where he still resides, being engaged in mining. Mr. Adams organized the Iowa Mining Company and is secretary and manager of the same. He was married in 1866, in Boone, Iowa, to Miss Harriet E. McBride, a native of Wisconsin and a daughter of Daniel and Sarah B. (Earl) McBride, both of whom were born in Pennsylvania. Mrs. Adams has been engaged in the conduct of a millinery store in Scranton for twenty-five years. She became the mother of one son, Albert E., the subject of this review. Isaac Adams has always voted the republican ticket and though he has never sought the honors of office, preferring to devote his entire time and attention to his business interests, he has taken an active part in assisting in various campaigns. Since 1867 he has been a member of the Masonic lodge.

Albert E. Adams was educated in the schools of Scranton and started out on his first business venture in association with his father.They leased the creamery here and conducted it successfully for three years. In 1903 Albert Adams entered the Bank of Scranton as assistant cashier and has since been connected with the institution in this capacity. He is regarded as a young man of enterprise and excellent business judgment and is recognized as an important factor in the successful conduct of the bank.

In his political views Mr. Adams is a republican, interested in the work of the party. He is now serving as town treasurer and the efficient manner in which he discharges his duties has won him the unqualified confidence and regard of the entire community. Fraternally he is connected with the Masons and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

Transcribed from "Past and Present of Greene County, Iowa Together With Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Prominent and Leading Citizens and Illustrious Dead,"
by E. B. Stillman assisted by an Advisory Board consisting of Paul E. Stillman, Gillum S. Toliver,
Benjamin F. Osborn, Mahlon Head, P. A. Smith and Lee B. Kinsey, Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1907.

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