GEORGE A. MCADAM                   GRAVESTONE PHOTO                      

The Moran Herald, Friday, May 13, 1910

Died:  April 19, 1910


George A. McAdam.


  George A. McAdam was born in eastern Ohio, in 1840, and grew to manhood on his father’s farm; at the age of 21 he enlisted in an Ohio regiment, in which he served three years, and then reenlisted in the United States engineer corps service till the end of the Civil war.  In 1866 he was married to Jane Anderson and moved west settling in Johnson county, Kansas, near the town of Gardner, where he was a very successful farmer.  In 1881 he came to Anderson county, buying what is now the Isaac Booher farm, where he lived till 1903, when he removed to Allen county, near Bayard.  He died at the home of his daughter.  Mrs. Fred Manley, at Mildred, on April 19, 1910-at the age of 70 years.  Four sons—John, William, Andy and Henry—and four daughters—Mollie Yelton, Rena Byerly, Lizzie Manley and Alice Lamunyon—survive their father.

  For many years George A. McAdam was a leading citizen of this township and was always found identified with any move that might tend to improve the town or country.  In 1899 he was elected commissioner from the eastern district and served three years as such.  It was during his term of office and due largely to his influence that the new court house of Anderson county was built.  Since his removal to Allen county he has played an active part in the affairs of his neighborhood, and in 1908 was elected county commissioner of Allen county, which position he occupied at the time of his death.