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Adam C. Shock Papers, 1883-1884, 1898

 Collection — Small Collection Box: 3, Envelope: 2
Identifier: Series-176

Scope and Contents

Election certificates, obituary, and photocopies of his portrait and photo of the family farm at 32nd and McIntyre.


  • Creation: 1883-1884
  • Creation: 1898


Conditions Governing Access

Archives collection material is non-circulating, requires staff retrieval and is available for use by appointment in the reading room.

Biographical / Historical

Adam C. Shock, born 1844 in Bavaria, Germany, immigrated to Ohio with his parents in 1851, and moved to Colorado in 1864. He worked in the mines at Breckenridge until 1872 when he moved to a 470 acre farm on Turkey Creek near Morrison. Several years later he moved to a farm east of Golden (near present West 32nd and McIntyre) where he farmed until his death in 1910. Shock was elected Justice of the Peace, Morrison Precinct No. 4, in 1883, and served as County Commissioner for District 3 from 1885-1888 and for District 2 from 1899-1902.


0.10 Cubic Feet (3 Election Certificates, 3 Sheets (Photocopies))

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Archives by family members in 2011.

Processing Information

Processed by Ronda Frazier in 2013

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Repository Details

Part of the Jefferson County Archives Repository

3500 Illinois Street
Suite 2350
Golden CO 80401 United States