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534. Charles E. ADAMSON73,74 was born on 25 August 1861 in Howard County, Indiana.73 He died on 1 August 1940 at the age of 78 in Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana.

Charles accompanied his parents to Iowa and received his education in the schools of that state. When the family returned to Howard Co, he came to Muncie in Delaware Co. and in the spring of 1883 established his law practice pertaining to patents. He has a large number of clerks in the Muncie office & in his branch offices in Washington and Chicago.

There is a letter from Chas. E. Adamson on his business letterhead included in the Pension File of his father Edom. There is no date but states: "Dear Sir: I have never received a reply to my letter of November 21st, 1891 in regard to Edom Adamson, Late P. Co. A, 130 Reg't Ind Inf. Please let me hear something."
No copy of the original letter is in the file, nor is there any copy of reply to Charles Adamson.

The very attractive letterhead shows "The Adamson Company", Patent Agents, W. Jackson St.,Muncie, Indiana. There was also an Eastern Branch in Washington, DC, and a Western Branch in Denver, Colorado. Some of the advertising states:
Patents Sold: Largest & Most Successful Agency for the Sale of Patents in the US
The Largest Number of Persons Employed. The Largest Amount of Capital Invested in the Business. And the Largest Sales ever Made by an Agency.
Patents Obtained: American & Foreign Patents Obtained for Inventors on the Best of Terms
All Business Before the Patent Offices and Courts a Specialty. Charges Reasonable and Satisfaction Guaranteed.

Wife Louisa was the daughter of Dr. Robert Polk of Centre Township, Delaware Co IN.

1900 Census, Center Twp, Delaware Co IN. p.173A
Chas. E. Adamson. b. Aug 1861, age 38, married 15 years, he & parents b. IN
Louisa, b. Sept 1860, but listed as age 30, had only one child, she was b.IN, father b. Ohio, mother b. IN
Leo, daughter, b.Sept 1885, age 14. b. IN

1910 Census. Buffalo, Erie Co, NY, Hh 107
Charles E. Adamson, age 49, married 27 years, b. IN [cannot read occupation but maybe manufacturing]
Louisa, wife, age 48, has had 1 child, b. IN
Leo M., daughter, age 21, b. IN
Anna Lindsay, servant, age 25, b. VA

1920 Census. Muncie, Ward 9, Delaware Co, IN, Hh 767
Enumerated 27 Jan 1920
Charles E. Adamson, age 58, Manufacturing, Heating Irons
Louisa A., age 59
Leo M., daughter, age 33 [looks like "83" and has been indexed that way]

A 2nd enumeration in 1920 appears to be the same family
Huntington, 2nd Precinct, Huntington Co, IN - dated 3 Jan 1920, Hh 89
family all born in Indiana
Charles E. Adamson, 56, President, Mfg. Co.
Louisa A., wife, 56
Leona, dau, 33

1930 Census. Muncie, District 21, Delaware Co, IN, Hh 625
220 S. Dill St. [three families in the house - owned by Adamson, rented by the others]
Family 625
Charles E. Adamson, age 68, b. IN, parents b. IN Inventor, Manufacturing
Louisa A., wife, age 68, b. IN, parents b. Ohio
Family 626
Merton Ellison, age 41, married at age 35, b. NY, parents b. NY, Accountant at Automobile Firm [he is marked as owning a radio set]
Leo, wife, age 41, b. IN, parents b. IN
Family 627
Cameron Sloan, age 25, married at age 23, b. IN, laborer at silver plate factory
Virgie, wife, age 24, married at 22, b. IN

Charles is said to have died 1 Aug 1940 and be buried Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie, IN - found on Family Tree,

Charles E. ADAMSON and Louisa A. POLK were married on 20 December 1881 in Delaware County, Indiana.73 Louisa A. POLK was born in September 1860 in Indiana.92

1860 Census. Washington Twp, Blackford, IN, Hh 264
Robert Polk, 43, b. Ohio
Mary, 26, b. Ohio
John R., 3, b. IN
Louisa A., 1, b. IN
Atho H. Dowden, 9 , b. IN

1870 Census. Centre Twp, Delaware Co, IN, Hh 102
Robert Palk, 53
Mary, 36, b. Ohio
John R., 12
Louiza 10
Elmer E 6
Frank b, age 3

1880 Census. Centre Twp, Delaware Co, IN, Hh 105
Robert Polk, 62, Farmer, b. Ohio, father b. VA, mother b. NC
Mary Alice, 61, wife, b. Ohio, father b. Ireland, mother b. Ohio
Louisa A., 20, dau
Elmer E., 16, son
Frank Bratton, 13, son
Giger, Viola, 7, daughter - Giger written as though she had a different surname

Charles E. ADAMSON and Louisa A. POLK had the following children:



Anna Leo ADAMSON73 was born in September 1885 in Delaware County, Indiana.92

Anna was an only child. The 1930 census shows her husband as Merton Ellison - they had married about six years earlier.

There is a marriage record in Saint Joseph, Berrien Co, Michigan for Leo M. Adamson, age 18, born 1882 in Indiana to John W.Fitzmaurice Jr., age 22, born 1879 in Indiana. His parents listed as John W. Fitzmaurice and Tillie Kelley. Hers are Charles E. Adamson and Polk for mother's maiden name.