WILLIAM EUGENE “EUGENE” ADAMSON

B. June 8, 1899 in Osceola, Clarke County, IA
D. September 28, 1958
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  • Father: William Vincent Adamson born March 1857 in Indiana, son of Joseph Adamson (1817-1909) and Martha (Jacks) Adamson (1816-1889); William died April 7, 1940 in Osceola Township, Franklin County, Iowa; buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Osceola, Clarke Township, IA
  • Mother: Kittie (Miller) Adamson born March 1869 in Illinois, daughter of Andrew Miller (1834-1920) and Elizabeth F. (Geiger) Miller (1839-1910); Kittie died July 28, 1940 in Osceola Township, Franklin County, IA; buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Osceola, Clarke County, IA
  • Wife: Vivian Irma (Martin) (Adamson) Porteous born August 31, 1909 in Lake County, IL, daughter of Benjamin J. Martin (1883-1930) and Coralyn A. “Cora” (Huson) Martin (1883-1974) (See section pertaining to Coralyn A. “Cora” (Huson) Martin buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); Vivian married (1) William Eugene “Eugene” Adamson in 1926; married (2) George Dean “Dean” Porteous, son of Jesse James Porteous (1871-1954) and Mabel (Hubbard) Porteous; Vivian died August 21, 1993 in Sanford, Seminole County, FL (See section pertaining to Vivian Irma (Martin) (Adamson) Porteous buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Children:
  1. Stanley Richard Adamson (resided in Houston TX); married Marjorie Loucile Stewart on February 8, 1969, daughter of H. L. Stewart; According to the Odessa American (Odessa TX) Sunday, February 16, 1969, page 25:

Marjorie Loucile Stewart
Sgt. Adamson Say Vows

   Candeltrees graced the front of the altar, decorated with gladioll and carnations for the formal marriage of Miss Marjorie Loucile Stewart and Sgt. Stanley Richard Adamson at 8 p.m. Feb. 8 in Westminster Presbyterian Church.  The choir loft was garlanded with greenery surrounding tapers.
   Mrs. Charles Harrison at the organ accompanied Bill Keltner in selections of “Because” and “The Lord’s Prayer.”
   Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Stewart, 314 Conet Drive, and Mr. and Mrs. Dean Porteous, Round Lake, Ill.
   Formally gowned in pure silk faille and peau do ange lace, the bride was lovely when escorted and presented in marriage by her father.  The molded empire bodice was designed with bateau neckline and slender tapered bracelet length sleeves.  Appliques of peau de ange lace, accented with bridal pearls, encircled the neckline, extending over the shoulder line and touched the sleeves at wrist line.  A delicate faille band encircled the empire waistline above the A-line skirt which flowed the gentle fullness into a sweep train.  A train length mantilla of English net with an elaborate border of re-embroidered peaude ange lace framed her face and flowed softly into a chapel train.  She carried a crescent bouquet of gardenias.
   Mrs. Harold Stewart, sister-in-law of the bride, was matron of honor.  Mrs. Mike Stewart, also sister-in-law of the bride, and Mrs. Robert Walters were bridesmatrons.  The attendant wore cranberry velvet glove-length dresses with empire bodices, bateau necklines and tapered bracelet length sleeves.  Their headpieces were cranberry colored circlets of moline held by velvet bows.  They carried bouquets of pink carnations, each centered with a deep red forever yours rose.
   Clifford Avens of Oklahoma was the best man.  John Lieman of New Orleans and Charles Frentzel of Missouri were groomsmen and Harold Stewart and Mike Stewart, brothers of the bride, were ushers.  Kenneth and Kelly Stewart, nephews of the bride, were candelighters.
   The bride’s mother wore a light pink silk A-line dress with a pink lace coat and matching accessories.  The bridegroom’s mother wore a green three-piece knit suit with matching accessories; both wore pink sweetheart rose corsages.
   The reception was held in the church fellowship hall following the ceremony.  Mrs. Bill Weathford registered guests.  Miss Susan Bukala of Waco and Miss Sandra Robbins of San Antonio served.  The wedding confection was all white, separated between tiers with columns, and decorated with sugar bells.  Punch, nuts and mints were also served.  The table was set with crystal and silver appointments and centered with pink gladioli and white lace over cranberry.
   For a wedding trip to Ruidoso, N.M., the bride wore a white wool knit ensemble, matching accessories and a cymbidium orchid corsage.
   A graduate of Odessa High School, the bride attended Odessa College and graduated from Texas Tech, Lubbock.  She will be employed by the Big Spring Independent School District.  The bridegroom graduated from Round Lake, Ill. High School and attended Howard County Junior College, Big Spring.  he is stationed with the Air Force at Webb AFB in Big Spring where the couple will reside at 3503 Airport St.
   Out-of-town guests included Mr. and Mrs. Dean Porteous, Round Lake, Ill.; Duke Adamson, Rockford, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph  Adamson, Round Lake, Ill.; Mrs. Aldo Amistani, Gene Amistani, Mrs. Diane Hironimus, all of Lake Villa, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Al Haas, Chicago, Ill.’ Mr. and Mrs. Robert Walters, Alpine; Miss Linda Roach, Amarillo; Miss Susan Bukala, Waco; Miss Sandra Robbins and Miss Judy Granberry, San Antonio; Miss Marilyn Nash, Spearman; Mrs. Larry Kreuger, Lubbock; Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Buckbee Sr., Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Buckbee Jr., Austin; Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Vinghaus, Big Spring; Mr. and Mrs. George Mazur, Big Spring.”

2. Irma Jean Adamson born about 1929 in Illinois; married Murrice Vance Siedschlag (1927-1960) on September 11, 1944 in Dubuque County, IA, son of Herman Siedschlag (1885-1954) and Agnes (Christensen) (Haldemen) Siedschlag (1891-1977)

3. Ruth Leona (Adamson) Haas born November 22, 1931 in Illinois; married Alfred Karl Haas (1928-1998); Ruth died January 11, 2012; Ruth and Alfred are buried in Maryhill Catholic Cemetery and Mauseoleum, Niles, Cook County, IL

4. Philip Etsol Adamson born August 17, 1937 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; married Colleen Patricia Green on June 27, 1959 in Portland, Multnomah County, OR; Philip died October 31, 1984; buried in Mountain View Memorial Park, Lakewood, Pierce County, WA

5. William E. “Duke” Adamson born 1942 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; William died October 20, 2011 in Springdale, Benton County, AR; According to the Orlando Sentinel (Orlando FL) Sunday, October 30, 2011, page B7:

“ADAMSON JR., WILLIAM E. “DUKE”, passed away at Circle of Life Hospice, Springdale, AR on Oct. 20, 2011 surrounded and embraced by his family, after courageously battling complications from congestive heart failure.  Formerly a Lake Mary and Sanford resident, Duke was a dynamic, business and civic leader who will be remembered for his gregarious and outgoing personality and savvy business leadership.  He will be deeply missed by his adoring wife of 51 years, Donna, of Bella Vista, AR, his three sons, Brent R. Adamson, Lake Mary, Brian L. Adamson, Casselberry, FL and Aaron D. Adamson, Memphis, TN.  A modern-day poet, author and private pilot, Duke leaves behind a legacy of successful business ownership where he owned and operated the Rich Plan Food company of Sanford, FL during the 1970’s and 80’s.  He is preceded in death by his father, William E. Sr. and mother, Vivian, brother, Phillip, sister, Irma Jean, brother Joseph and grandson, Blake.  He is survived by his sister Ruth, Chicago, IL, brother Stanley, Houston, TX.  A celebration of his life will take place in Lake Mary on Jan. 21st, 2012.  In lieu of flowers please make donations to Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale, AR.  www.circleoflifehospice.com.”

6. Joseph Vincent Adamson born February 27, 1945; Vietnam Veteran, U.S. Air Force, Sergeant; Joseph died September 17, 2000 in Round Lake Beach, Lake County, IL; buried in Highland Memorial Park, Libertyville, Lake County, IL; According to the Daily Herald (Arlington Heights IL), September 21, 2000, page 10:

   “Joseph V. Adamson of Round Lake Beach
   A Mass of the Ressurrection for Joseph V. Adamson, 55, will be held at 10 a.m. today, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Round Lake.
   Mr. Adamson passed away Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000 at home.  Interment will be in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Libertyville.
   Joseph  was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church for approximately 15 years.  He proudly served his country from 1964 to 1968 in the Air Force during the Vietnam War, receiving the Accommodation Medal.  He worked for International Harvester in Libertyville for 20 years and then for Medline Industries in Mundelein for seven years.  Joseph was a devoted father and grandfather.
   He leaves his wife, Nancy (nee Hall) of Round Lake Beach; daughter, Susan Adamson of Round Lake Beach; son, Paul (Corinne) Adamson of Round Lake; grandchildren, Andrew, Emilee and Chelsea, brothers, Duke (Donna) Adamson of Orlando, Fla. and Stanley (Marge) Adamson of Houston, Texas; sister, Ruthie Haas of Orlando; and many nieces and nephews.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Vivian Adamson; and daughter, Catherine Adamson, in 1984.
   Arrangements were made by Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Ltd., Grayslake.
   For information, (847) 223-8122.”

  • Siblings:
    • Frederick Paul Adamson born February 2, 1897 in Osceola, Clarke County, IA; married June Estalla Lewis (1903-1993) on December 25, 1923 in Osceola, Clarke County, IA, daughter of Charles W. Lewis (1864-1938) and Lillie A. (Thurlow) Lewis (1866-1944); Frederick died August 2, 1983 in Pinellas County, FL; Frederick and June are buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Tifton, Tift County, GA; According to the Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg FL) Thursday, August 4, 1983, page 4:

“ADAMSON, FREDERICK PAUL, 86, of 2560 62nd N, died Tuesday (Aug. 2, 1983). Born in Osceola, Iowa, he came here in 1962 from Fort Madison, Iowa, where he was an employee of Santa Fe Railroad, a member of Claypoole Masonic Lodge 13 AF&AM and Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America Lodge 572.  He also was a Protestant.  Survivors include his wife June: a son Robert, Tifton, Ga.; two brothers, Joseph, Osceola, and Etsel, Rockford, Ill.; a sister Ruth Davis, Humestown, Iowa, and four grandchildren.  National Cremation Society.”

    • Joseph Andrew Adamson born September 19, 1901 in Osceola, Clarke County, IA; married Eula Pearl Poush (1906-1972) on May 14, 1924 in Osceola, Clarke County, IA, daughter of Joseph Burton Poush and Grace (Benway) Poush; Joseph died August 22, 1994 in Osceola, Clarke County, IA; Joseph and Eula are buried in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Osceola, Clarke County, IA
    • Etsel T. Adamson born August 25, 1904; last residence in Rockford, Winnebago County, IL; Etsel died September 18, 1987
    • Ruth Leota (Adamson) Davis born July 1, 1906 in Osceola, Clarke County, IA; married Charles R. Davis (1907-1985) on February 22, 1930 in Osceola, Clarke County, IA, son of John Murray Davis (1875-1935) and Emma V. (Wallis) Davis (1882-1927); Ruth died in February 28, 2004; Ruth and Charles are buried in the Liberty Center Cemetery, Liberty Center, Warren County, IA; According to the Des Moines Register (Des Moines IA) Monday, March 1, 2004, page 13:

“RUTH L. DAVIS, Humeston – Funeral services for Ruth L. Davis, age 97, will be Tuesday, March 2 at 10 a.m. at Mosher Funeral Home in Milo, with interment in the Liberty Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday.”

    • Florence Leona Adamson born 1908 in Iowa; Florence died December 28, 1922 in Osceola Township, Franklin County, IA; buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Osceola, Clarke County, IA

Additional Information:

According to the 1900 U.S. Census for Ward Township, Clarke County, IA the household members were: Newton Busick, head, born May 1878, age 22, married for 1 year, born in Missouri, parents born in Missouri, occupation: farmer; Luetta Busick, wife, born August 1878, age 21, married for 1 year, born in Iowa, father born in Indiana, mother born in Illinois; William V. Andamson, partner, born March 1857, age 43, married for 8 years, born in Indiana, parents born in Ohio, occupation: farmer; Kitty Adamson, wife, born March 1869, age 31, married for 8 years, 4 children born, 2 children living, born in Illinois, father born in Germany, mother born in Ohio; Frederick P. Adamson, son, born February 1897, age 3, single, born in Iowa; William E. Adamson, born June 1899, age 11/12, single, born in Iowa.

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Ward Township, Clarke County, IA the household members were: William V. Adamson, head, age 54, married once for 18 years, born in Indiana, parents born in Indiana, occupation: farmer – general farm; Kittie Adamson, wife, age 41, married once for 18 years, 8 children born, 6 children living, born in Illinois, father born in Germany, mother born in Ohio; Frederick P. Adamson, son, age 13, single, born in Iowa; William E. Adamson, son, age 11, single, born in Iowa; Joseph A. Adamson, son, age 8, single, born in Iowa, Etsel T. Adamson, son, age 5, single, born in Iowa; Ruth L. Adamson, daughter, age 3, single, born in Iowa; Florence L. Adamson, daughter, age 2, single, born in Iowa.

According to the U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918:

“Name: William Eugene Adamson; Premanent Home Address: R.F.D. 1, Murray, Clarke County, Iowa; Age in Years: 19; Date of Birth: June 8, 1899; Race: White; Native Born; Present Occupation: Farming; Employer’s Name: Frank Johnson; Place of Employment: R. 1, Murray, Clarke County, Iowa; Nearest Relative: Kittie Adamson; Address: R. 1, Murray, Clarke County, Iowa; Height: Tall; Build: Slender; Color of  Eyes: Grey; Color of Hair: Light; Signed: September 12-1918”

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Green Bay Township, Clarke County, IA the household members were William Adamson, head, age 62, married, parents born in Ohio, occupation: farmer – general farm; Kittie Adamson, wife, age 50, married, born in Illinois, father born in Germany, mother born in Ohio; Fredric Adamson, son, age 23, single, born in Iowa; William E. Adamson, son, age 20, single, born in Iowa; Joseph A. Adamson, son, age 18, single, born in Iowa; Etsel Adamson, son, age 15, single, born in Iowa; Ruth Adamson, daughter, age 13, single, born in Iowa; Florence L. Adamson, age 11, single, born in Iowa; Andrew Miller, father in law, age 87, widowed, born in Germany, parents born in Germany.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Libertyville Village, Libertyville Township, Lake County, IL living on Stewart Ave., the household members were: William E. Adamson, head, age 30, married at age 26, born in Iowa, father born in Indiana, mother born in Illinois, occupation: plasterer – building; Vivian I. Adamson, wife, age 20, married at age 16, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois; Anderson Gillis, roomer, age 24, single, born in Sweden, parents born in Sweden, occupation: laborer – nursery.

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Round Lake Village, Avon Township, Lake County, IL living on Lincoln Avenue, the household members were: William Adamson, head, age 40, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Iowa, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: plasterer – building construction; Vivian Adamson, wife, age 30, married, highest grade completed: H-2, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935; Irma Adamson, daughter, age 11, single, highest grade completed: 5, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935; Ruth Adamson, daughter, age 8, single, highest grade completed: 2, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935; Philip Adamson, son, age 2, born in Illinois.

According to the U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:

“Name: William Eugene Adamson; Place of Residence: Round Lake, Lake County, Ills; Mailing Address: Round Lake, Illinois; Telephone 2422 Round Lake; Age in Years 42; Date of Birth: June 8, 1899, Place of Birth: Osceola, Iowa; Name and Address of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Mrs. Ruth Davis, Lucas, Iowa; Employer’s Name and Address: Own; Plce of Employment: Plastering, Round Lake, Lake County, Illinois; Race: White; Height: 5 ft 10 1/2; Weight: 140; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Brown; Complexion: Ruddy; Signed: February 16, 1942”