Source: History of Boone County, Indiana, by Hon. L.M. Crist, 1914.
GEORGE E. ADAMS One of the men who has stamped the impress of his strong
individuality upon the minds of the people of the locality of which this volume treats in a
manner as to render him one of the conspicuous characters of the community is George E.
Adams, who has had a somewhat varied career, engaging in different lines of business with
equal success, and he is now the efficient and popular cashier of the Boone County State
Bank of Lebanon. Faithfulness to duty and a strict adherence to a fixed purpose, which
always do more to advance one's interests than wealth or advantageous circumstances, have
been dominating factors in his life, which has been replete with honor and success worthily
attained. He is a scion of one of the sterling pioneer families of this county, and many of
the strong characteristics of his progenitors seem to have cropped out in him, and he has
been most vigilant in keeping unsullied the reputation of Adamses who have ever been
noted for their unswerving honesty, their hospitality and their readiness to assist in the
upbuilding of their community in any way.
Mr. Adams was born on a farm in Center township, Boone county, June 15,
1868. He is a
son of Andrew J. and Julia A. (Kiser) Adams, both parents natives of Shelby county,
Kentucky, where they grew to maturity, were educated in the old-time rural schools and
were married and there resided until in 1855, when they removed to Johnson county,
Indiana, remaining there until 1866, when they came to Boone county and established the
future home of the family on a farm in Center township, owning a good farm and
becoming highly esteemed citizens. The father died December 26, 1913, and the mother
was called to her eternal rest on April 27, 1893.
George E. Adams was reared on the home farm, where he worked when a boy,
received his early education in the district schools, after which he began farming for
himself, which line of work he continued with very gratifying results until 1906, when he
purchased the tile factory and sawmill at Max, this county, and operated them successfully
until at the November election of that year, when he was elected clerk of the county court,
the duties of which he assumed on January 1, 1907, serving one term of four years in a
manner that won the hearty commendation of all concerned, his term of office expiring
January 1, 1911. He was one of the organizers of the Boone County State Bank in 1911
and on February 1, 1913, he took a position with the Boone County State Bank at
Lebanon as cashier, which he continues to fill in a manner that reflects much credit upon
his ability, honesty and industry, giving satisfaction to both the stockholders and patrons of
this sound and popular institution, in this, as in other positions, measuring up to the full
requirements in every respect. He is one of our most capable business men.
Politically, Mr. Adams is a Democrat and is loyal in his support of the
Fraternally, he is a member of the Masonic Order, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows
and the Modern Woodmen of America.
Mr. Adams was married December 9, 1903, to Cora M. Richardson, a daughter
Jonathan and Sarah E. (Baker) Richardson, a highly respected Boone county family. Here
Mrs. Adams grew to womanhood and received a good education.
One child has been born to our subject and wife, which died in infancy, unnamed.
ADAMS BAKER KISER RICHARDSON
Submitted by Amy K. Davis