Biography of A. O. Adams
Winona County, MN Biographies

A. O. ADAMS, dealer in clothing, boots and shoes, hats and caps and gents' furnishing goods, south end city, opposite Parrott's manufacturing establishment. This business was entered into by Mr. Adams in 1866, at which time he had been a resident of the city about three years, and the firm was known as S. Y. Hyde & Co. Mr. Adams' business operations had always been in company with others until October 18, 1880, when he moved to his present location and opened business solely on his own account. Business is good and gives employment to two persons. Mr. Adams is a native of Ashtabula county, Ohio; was educated in his native state until he was sixteen years of age, when he came west to Minnesota. Two years later, May, 1861, he enlisted in Co. G., 2d reg. Wis. Inf., participated in the first Bull Run battle, and after seven months' service was discharged on account of sickness incurred in the army. As soon as his health was sufficiently restored to admit of his doing so, Mr. Adams returned to Minnesota, located at St. Charles, and entered the house of Hyde, Broughton & Co. as clerk, with whom he remained three years, and on the retirement of Mr. Broughton became a partner in the house. In 1870 he married Miss Nelia Z. Smith, of St. Lawrence county, New York. They have three children, two of whom are attending school in this city. Mr. Adams and wife are active members of the Methodist Episcopal church of St. Charles, holding the offices of steward and trustee respectively. Mr. Adams is also a worthy frater of the A. F. and A. M., being the present W. M. of Rising Sun Lodge and P.S. of Orient Chapter, No. 19, R. A. M.

The History of Winona County
Together with Biographical Matter, Statistics, Etc.
BY: A. T. Andreas
H. H. Hill and Company, Publishers
Chicago 1883.


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