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ADAMS, Charles M. (ca. 1916)


Posted By: Jennifer Gunderson (email)
Date: 4/19/2021 at 17:03:38

On the roster of public officials of Cerro Gordo county appeared for many years the name of Charles M. Adams, who for three decades was court reporter and was also active in other connections. He was a native son of New England, his birth having occurred in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1844. The first nine years of his life were there passed and he then came to the middle west with his parents, the family home being established in Illinois. Later, however, a removal was made to Iowa, the family settling at Mason City, where Mr. Adams was reared to manhood, enjoying the usual educational advantages offered by the public schools. He was a soldier of the Civil war, being in his teens when he offered his services to the government, enlisting as a member of Company B, Thirty-second Iowa Infantry.

During most of his connection with the army he acted as a clerk at headquarters. Following his return to Mason City, Mr. Adams entered upon close connection
with its official interests, filling the office of county recorder and then that of court reporter by appointment. He was again and again called to the latter position, until he had served for over thirty years in that capacity in Cerro Gordo county.

On the 9th of March, 1905, Mr. Adams was joined in wedlock to Mrs. Mary (Church) Emsley. He is a member of Huntly Post, G. A. R., and thus maintains pleasant relations with his old army comrades. He is also identified with the Masons and the Elks and is loyal to the teachings of those organizations, which are based upon the beneficent spirit of mutual helpfulness and brotherly kindness.

Source: Brigham, Johnson. Iowa : its history and its foremost citizens. Chicago : S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1916. Transcribed by Jennifer Gunderson (Mar 2021).

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