The C. A. McAdams Family
Our American Rootsby Charles G. Petersen
On December 30rd of 1876, the oldest daughter, Sophronia, was married to John F Pollard in Mankato in Blue Earth County, Minnesota. John was born in Massachuettes and, like his father, he was a brick layer. She gave birth to a son, John, on the 16th of September in 1878 in Mankato. No record of the family can be found in 1880. In the 1885 Minnesota state census John, Sophronia, John Jr., and Sophronia's younger sister, Clara are living in Mankato in Blue Earth county.
John Sr. and his son appear in the 1900 census in Missouri. The location is listed as North of Turkey Creek in Galena Township in Jasper County. Jasper County is in the far southwest corner of the state and Galena Township is located on the west side of the city of Joplin. John Jr. is listed as a zinc miner and John Sr. is listed as a brick layer and a widower. From this census record, we knew that Sophronia died before 1900. Her tombstone was found in Carl Junction Cemetery in Jasper County. She died on December 27th of 1898, she was only 40 years old. John and his son are listed in the same place with the same occupations in 1910.
John Jr. died on April 14th in 1913 after a 28 day stay in the hospital in Auglaize Township in Camden County, Missouri. His occupation is listed as Stationary Fireman. He never married and the cause of death was Tuberculosis, he was only 34 years old. John Sr. appears as a widower in the 1920 and the 1930 census living in the Joplin, Missouri in Jasper Township in Galena County. In 1920, he is still working as a brick layer. In 1930, he is still working and listed as a printer.