Hon. Charles H. Adkins

Hon. Charles H. Adkins, one of the leading members of
the bar of Allen County, senior member of the well-known law firm of
Adkins & Armstrong, of Lima, and formerly Representative in the State
Legislature from Allen County, was born July 29, 1867, in Pickaway
County, Ohio, and is a son of Hon. Barzillai and Louise (Fissell) Adkins,
who had a family of 13 children.
          The father of Mr. Adkins was born in Ross County, but when
three years old was taken to Pickaway County, where he has since
resided, and become one of the county's substantial men and prominent
politicians.  A rather unusual occurrence was that both he and his son,
our subject, served in the same sessions of the Legislature, the father
from Pickaway County and the son from Allen.
          Charles H. Adkins was educated in the schools of Pickaway
County and studied law at the Ohio Normal University.  He was admitted
to the bar in 1892.  Our subject has always been a prominent factor in
Democratic politics.  In 1897 he was first elected a member of the State
Legislature and in 1899 he was reelected; at the end of his second term
he was a candidate for congress.   He is looked upon as one of the able
lawyers and astute politicians of the county, and has ever reason to
look forward to a long and successful public career.
            Mr. Adkins was united in marriage with Lora G. Mathews, a
daughter of Roland G. Mathews of Harding County, Ohio, and they have two
children Harold M . and Helen.   Mr. Adkins and family attend the
Methodist Episcopal Church.   They have a pleasant home at No. 515 North
Jameson avenue.  Fraternally Mr. Adkins is an Elk.