WILLIAM EUGENE “EUGENE” ADAMSON

B. June 8, 1899 in Iowa
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 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 Adamson; married (2) Dean Porteous; Vivian died August 21, 1993 in Sanford, Seminole County, FL (See section pertaining to Vivian Irma (Martin) Porteous buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Children:
    1. Irma Jean Adamson born about 1929 in Illinois
    2. Ruth Leona (Adamson) Haas born November 22, 1931 in Illinois; married Alfred Karl Haas (1928-1998); Ruth died January 11, 2012
    3. Philip Etsol Adamson born August 17, 1937 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; Philip died October 1984
    4. William E. “Duke” Adamson
    5. Joseph V. Adamson
    6. Stanley R. Adamson
  • 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 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.

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