Colied from History of Lyon County, written by Arthur P. Rose, Marshall, Minnesota August 1912, Northern History Publishing Co., Marshal Minnesota.
Francis Amos Adams: Born in Utica N.Y. Married: July 04, 1883 in Minn. Died: November 13, 1932
Frank Amos Adams has lived in Eidsvold Township since he was a boy of 15 years of age. He was born in Onedia County, New York, Jan. 14, 1862. At the age of four he was taken with the family to plainview, Minn. and three years later to Redwood Falls.
A little later the family located to New Ulm and there Frank attended school. His instructor being M.E. Mathews, the Marshall Attorney. In 1874 the family moved to St. Paul and in that city young Adams continued his education.
He accompanied his parents to Lyon County in June of 1877, his father taking as a home stead claim the West half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 4, Eidsvold Township. On that place our subject has ever since resided. His father left the farm in 1883 and since that time Frank has owned and farmed tha Old Homestead. He has since purchased an additional quarter section and farms all his land.
He feeds hogs and cattle quite extensively. Part of the old claim shanty erected by his father still stands on the homestead. A reminder of Pioneer days. In 1908 Adams erected a fine two story, ten room house and he has one of the fine homes in the vicinity. Mr. Adams has served as a Director of Schools, District No. 47.
Mr. Adams Desended from Old New England Stock. His ancestors having settled in the Colonies prior to the Revolutionary War. His Father, Francis R. Adams was born in Massachusetts and is now a resident of St. Paul, Minnesota.
Frances Louisa (Winchell) Adams. The mother of our subject, was born in New York State and died about 1892. There were seven children in the family. Of whom the following are still living: Frank A. of this biography. Hattie Munsell of Redwood Falls William, a conductor of the Northern Pacific, presiding in St. Paul. Nell Voight of St. Paul Charles, a dining car conductor on the Northern Pacific, residing in St, Paul.
Charlotte Conger became the wife of Mr. Adams on July 4, 1883. The ceremony being performed in Marshall. Mrs. Adams was born in Durand Wisconsin and is the daughter of Samuel Conger. Eight children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Adams: France,(his wife's name was Frances), Clara (married Ray Dillon) of South Dakota, Harry (my husbands grandfather) William ( Uncle Bill), Ralph, Stella, Roy and Kate.
In 1913 the family moved to Harding, South Dakota and in 1917 Mr. Adams returned to Taunton, Minnesota and took up residence on a farm in Section 9 in Eidsvold.
Mrs. Adams (Charlotte Lavinia Conger) died Oct. 26, 1931.
Father of Francis Amos Adams was Francis Ruggles Adams.
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