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 John McGregor Adams

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John McGregor Adams

  • Birth 11 Mar 1834 Londonderry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Death 17 Sep 1904 Highland Park, Lake County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 62533425

ADAMS, John McGregor, manufacturer, was born at Londonderry, N. H., March 11, 1834, the son of Rev. John R. Adams, who served as Chaplain of the Fifth Maine and One Hundred and Twenty-first New York Volunteers during the Civil War.

Mr. Adams was educated at Gorham, Me., and Andover, Mass., after which, going to New York City, he engaged as clerk in a dry-goods house at $150 a year.

He next entered the office of Clark & Jessup, hardware manufacturers, and in 1858 came to Chicago to represent the house of Morris K. Jessup & Co. He thus became associated with the late John Crerar, the firm of Jessup & Co. being finally merged into that of Crerar, Adams & Co., which, with the Adams & Westlake Co., have done a large business in the manufacture of railway supplies.

After the death of Mr. Crerar, Mr. Adams became principal manager of the concern's vast manufacturing business. Died Sept. 18, 1904.


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  • Created by: Member#47194125
  • Added: 4 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62533425
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John McGregor Adams (11 Mar 1834–17 Sep 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62533425, citing Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Member#47194125 (contributor 47194125) .