Biography of Sidney E. Adams


Adams, Sidney E., Buffalo, is descended from Henry Adams, who came from England to Massachusetts about 1630; a branch of the family removed to Connecticut and thence back to Massachusetts, where Mr. Adams's parents, James and Pamelia (Skilton) Adams, were born. Mr. Adams was born in Charlestown, Mass., April 17, 1843, was graduated from the Charlestown High School in 1861, and then went to East Boston as a clerk for Kittridge & Adams, oil refiners. This firm was incorporated, his father being the junior member, and he was subsequently superintendent of their refinery in Charlestown for several years. While there he was a member of the Common Council of Boston in 1876. In 1877 he came to Buffalo, and with Henry Lootz and Augustus S. Holmes organized the firm of Lootz, Holmes & Adams, refiners of petroleum. After the death of Mr. Lootz about 1880 the business was carried on by Holmes & Adams until 1889, when. Mr. Adams withdrew and since then has been interested in various manufacturing enterprises. He was active in the Voting Men's Christian Association from his arrival in Buffalo till 1890, being a member of the various committees and serving as president for one year. He is an elder in the North Presbyterian church, and for several years was superintendent of the Harbor Mission and Olivet Sunday schools. In business and in all affairs of life he has been eminently successful, and takes a deep interest in the general public welfare. In June, 1879, he married Mrs. Mary E. Pierce, daughter of Jacob Loud, of Weymouth, Mass.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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