Biography of Ezra Adams


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EZRA ADAMS was born in Perry County, Ohio, July 28, 1819. He came with his parents in 1828 to Vermillion County, Ill., where he learned his trade and worked at it ten years. Then for twelve years lie was engaged in mercantile business in Danville, after which he kept a hotel in Champaign City for three years. In 1864 he came to Evanston and was proprietor of the Avenue House five years: then kept a tobacco and cigar store in Chicago for two years; then turned his attention to his trade of painting in Evanston. which he is engaged in at the present time. Mr. Adams is a member of Evans Lodge, A. F. & A. M. He married Miss Mary David, of Illinois. in November, 1840. She died in April. 1850. leaving three childrenó Mary E. (now Mrs. Lawrence Abbott. of Chicago), Theodore F. and Ashbury. In 1852 he married Miss Clarinda Burt. cf Coshocton, Ohio. She died in 1861, leaving four childrenó Morris, Jasper J., Oliver P. and George W. His present wife was Miss Martha L. Peck, of Connecticut. whom he married in 1863. They have four childrenó Waldo P., Clara L., Marvin O. and Frank E.

History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.