Carl L. Adams

Page 459 - Carl L. Adams, proprietor of Michigan Gear Parts Company, 7 Fountain Street, Northwest, was born in Colon, Michigan, on June 2, 1882. He received his preliminary education in the schools of his native town and was graduated from the Colon high school in 1900. He came to Grand Rapids in 1903 and here started his business career with the Adams Cement Block Company. He then organized the Architect and Building Company, and was in business for about six years. He then widened the scope of his business and general experience during an absence of four years spent in Texas and Oklahoma. But he returned to Grand Rapids and engaged in various kinds of business until February, 1923, when he organized the Michigan Gear and Parts Company, of which he is the sole proprietor. Mr. Adams is a member of the Masonic order, a thirty-second degree Mason and a member of the Masonic Country Club. He also holds membership in the Association of Commerce. He was married in 1911 to Miss Mary Roy of Tulsa, Oklahoma. To this union have been born three children, Ayvonne, now aged eleven years; Gayle, now aged nine years, and June, now seven years of age.

Transcriber: Nancy Myers
Created: 5 May 2004