Charles Francis Adams (1835-1915)

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Charles Adams, Jr. was born 27 May 1835 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States to Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886) and Abigail Brown Brooks (1808-1889) and died 20 March 1915 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States of unspecified causes. Ancestors are from the United States, the United Kingdom, the Kingdom of England.


He was a member of the prominent Adams family, and son of Charles Francis Adams, Sr. He served as a colonel in the Union Army during the American Civil War. After the war, he was a railroad regulator and executive, an author of historical works, and a member of the Massachusetts Park Commission.

Adams was President of the Union Pacific Railroad from 1884 to 1890, having previously become widely known as an authority on the management of railways. However, he left his office due to financial problems. Among his writings are Railroads, Their Origin and Problems (1878).

From 1893 to 1895 he was Chairman of the Massachusetts Park Commission, and as such took a prominent part in planning the present park system of the state.


Offspring of Charles Adams, Jr. and Mary Hone Ogden (1837-1905)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Ogden Adams (1867-1933)
Louisa Catherine Adams (1871-1958)
Elsie C Adams (1874-)
Henry Adams (1875-1951)
John Adams (1875-1964) 17 July 1875 Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts 30 August 1964 Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Marian Morse (1878-1959)


Offspring of Charles Francis Adams and Abigail Brown Brooks (1808-1889)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Louisa Catherine Adams (1831-1870) 13 August 1831 Washington, United States 13 July 1870 Bagni di Lucca, Lucca, Italy Charles F Kuhn (1821-1899)

John Quincy Adams (1833-1894) 22 September 1833 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 14 August 1894 Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States Fanny Crowninshield (1839-1911)

Charles Francis Adams (1835-1915) 27 May 1835 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 20 March 1915 Washington, District of Columbia, United States Mary Hone Ogden (1837-1905)

Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918) 16 February 1838 Boston, Massachusetts, United States 27 March 1918 Washington, D.C., United States Marian Clover Hooper (1843-1885)

Arthur Adams (1841-1846) 1841 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 1846 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Mary Gardiner Adams (1845-1928)
Peter Chardon Brooks Adams (1848-1927) 24 June 1848 Quincy, Massachusetts, United States 13 February 1927 Boston, Massachusetts, United States Evelyn Davis (1853-1926)


Grandson of US President John Quincy Adams (paternal) and great-grandson of US Constitution Convention Chairman, Nathaniel Gorham (maternal). See tree subpage.


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