Biography of John C. Adams


Adams, John C., Buffalo, son of the late Hon. S. Cary Adams, was born November 2, 1843, in Collins, Erie county, where he spent his boyhood and attended the district schools until 1859. He then removed with his parents to Buffalo, and finished his education in the public schools and Bryant & Stratton's Business College. He spent two and a half years in the county clerk's office, and on January 1, 1865, entered the employ of Young, Lockwood & Johnson, stationers and printers at what is now 209 Main street. In 1872 Robert Johnson withdrew and Mr. Adams was admitted to the firm, which became Young, Lockwood & Co. Mr. Young died in the fall of 1883 and Mr. Lockwood in the spring of 1885, and in the latter year Mr. Adams and J. Herbert White succeeded to the business under the firm name of Adams & White, which has remained unchanged. This is one of the leading firms in its line in Buffalo and conducts an extensive trade at 209-213 Main street. Mr. Adams was somewhat active as a Republican in early life. He is a member of Queen City Lodge, Keystone Council and Chapter, Hugh de Payens Commandery, and several of the Scottish Rite bodies of Masons; a member of the Buffalo Historical Society, the Merchants' Exchange and the Ellicott Club: a life member of the Young Men's Association: a foundation member and an organizer of the Acacia Club; and deeply interested in the welfare and advancement of the city. June 18, 1884, he married Mary A., daughter of Alfred H. Webster of Buffalo, and they have one daughter, Edna Maria.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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