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Source: History of the Swedes in Illinois Part III
Originally published: E. Olson & M. Engberg, Chicago, IL  1908
Reproduced on CD by George Wolf 2004

Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin
Tampico Area Historical Society

Charles Adams was born May 15, 1859, in the parish of Ram, Vermland, Sweden. His parents are Adam Svenson, a blaster at Lesjofors Iron Works, and Anna Carolina Svenson. Mr. Adams, following in his father's footsteps, acquired skill as a machinist. As such he had no difficutly in obtaining a situation when he came over to this country in 1880. He was first employed at Fort Scott, Kan., working there as a machinist for 12 years in the Walburn & Swanson machine works and foundry. He is still in the service of the same concern, now the American Foundry and Machine Co., holding the position of foreman of the machine shop. He has erected machines for the company in all the southern and many of the western states.

Mr. Adams was married in 1883, at Fort Scott, To Miss Augusta Peterson from Nerike. Their children are Nettie and Edith.

Mr. Adams belongs to the Royal Arcanum and the Independent Order of Svithiod.

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