Biography of Charles F. Adams
North Central Ohio Biographies

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
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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