Charles F. Adams, attorney, who has practiced his profession in Lorain for 30 years with honor and exceptional
ability, is a native of Ohio. He was born at Olmsted Falls, Cuyahoga County, Sept. 9, 1872, the son of L. B. and
Hulda B. (Carpenter) Adams.
L. B. Adams, deceased, was a veteran of the Civil War. He was born at West View, Cuyahoga County, and as a young
man entered the service during the Civil War as a member of the First Ohio Light Artillery, being severely wounded
at the battle of Missionary Ridge. He was discharged with the rank of sergeant and for many years was a resident
of Olmsted Falls. He died in 1884 and his wife, who was born at Strongsville, Ohio, died in 1921. Both are buried
at Olmsted Falls. Mr. Adams was a Republican, and was prominent in local politics, having served as mayor. His
wife was an active member of the Congregational Church. Their two sons were: L. B. Jr., retired, lives at St. Petersburg,
Fla.; and Charles F., the subject of this sketch.
Charles F. Adams spent his early life at Olmsted Falls and attended the public schools. He spent two years at Baldwin
Wallace College, one year at Ohio Northern University, and in 1894 received the degree of LL. B. from the University
of Michigan. Mr. Adams was admitted to the Ohio bar during that year and spent the following six years with the
claim department of the New York Central Railroad. He removed to Lorain in 1900, where he has since had an extensive
practice. In 1906 Mr. Adams was elected city solicitor for one year, and in November, 1911, was elected to the
office of prosecutor of Lorain County, being reelected in November, 1913. He is a prominent member of the Lorain
County Bar Association and the Lorain Lawyers Nisi Prius Club.
In 1894 Mr. Adams was united in marriage with Miss Florence Terrell, the daughter of Clayton and Cyrene Terrell,
both of whom are deceased. They are buried at North Ridgeville, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Adams have two children: Thelma,
married Dr. C. H. Felix, lives at Lorain, and they have a daughter, Thelma; and L. Bert, married Miss Vollmer,
and they have a daughter, Patricia. They live at Lorain.
Mr. Adams is a Republican, a member of the Congregational Church, and belongs to the Elks Lodge, Knights of Pythias,
F. O. Eagles, and Sons of Veterans.
History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
North Central Ohio Biographies
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