Charles F. Adams, the junior proprietor and business manager of the needle factory at Hill, was born at Hill, October 2, 1857, youngest son of the late Harrison Adams. The grandfather, Russel Adams, a farmer by occupation, moved to Hill when it was New Chester. His wife, Susan Fifield Adams, had eight children. Of these Harrison Adams was one of the principal founders of the needle factory. Associated in business with Harrison were his two sons, P. C. Shaw and Stephen Woodward.
Charles F. Adams received his education in the district schools and in the Choate School of Boston. He then went into his father’s factory, beginning at the bottom of the ladder. From this position he worked his way up through the various departments, and is to-day the manager of the business. It is claimed that the factory employs more men than any other concern in town. Mr. Adams married Miss Henrietta B. Morrill, a daughter of Harrison and Olive Morrill. She is now the mother of three children-Heber, George E., and Carl, who form a pleasant family group. Like his father and brother, George H., Mr. Adams is a prominent figure in social and religious organizations and a prime mover in all affairs relating to the civil and administrative welfare of the town. He is a member of the present legislature, Selectman of the town, and Chairman of the School Board, as well as an active Odd Fellow. In politics a Republican, he had the pleasure of casting his first Presidential vote in 1880 for General Garfield.