B. August 31, 1909 in Lake County, IL
D. August 21, 1993 in Sanford, Seminole County, FL
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  • Father: Benjamin Johnson Martin born January 5, 1883 in Wauconda Township, Lake County, IL son of Bernard Francis “Barney” Martin (1847-1906) and Mary Elizabeth “Libbie” (Barker) Martin; Benjamin died April 28, 1930 in Avon, Lake County, IL; According to the McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL) Thursday, May 1, 1930, page 8:


   Ben Martin, about 47 years old, died suddenly at his home near Round Lake Monday night.  He is survived by his wife and five children.  Clarence Martin of this city is a brother.
   Funeral services were held at Round Lake at 10 o’clock this Thursday morning with burial at Wauconda.”

“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.”

  1. 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 Ressurection 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 to1968 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.”

Catherine Elizabeth Granberg, age 80, beloved wife for 62 years of Charles F. Granberg; loving mother of Coralyn (Ronald) Peters, Charles J. (Joanne), Ben (Kathleen), Cathy (Kurt, C.F.D.) Janus, Michael Granberg, C.P.D., Mary (Mike, ret. C.P.D.) Roach, also the late Frank Granberg; cherished grandmother of 16; and great-grandmother and caring friend to many.  She retired from the State of Illinois Attorney General’s Office.  She had also worked at the Uptown Chicago Commission and the Edgewater Beach Hotel.  Member of the Sauganash Womens Club and Queen of All Saints over 50’s Club.  Mrs. Granberg was an avid reader, gardner and crossword aficionada.  Born in what is now known as Round Lake, IL on Sept. 17, 1919.  Graduate of Grant Comm. H.S., Ingleside, IL, also attended Truman Jr. College.  Funeral Thursday, 9:30 a.m. from Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 6150 N. Cicero  Ave., to Queen of All Saints Basilisa for Mass at 10 a.m.  Interment St. Joseph Cemetery.  Visitation Wednesday, 3 to 9 p.m.  Kindly omit flowers, donations to American Cancer Society appreciated.  773-736-3833″

Additional Information:

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Cuba Township, Lake County, IL the household members were: Benjamin J. Martin, head, age 27, married once for 1 year, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois, occupation: farmer – general farm; Cora A. Martin, wife, age 26, married once for 1 year, 1 child born, 1 child living, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois; Vivian E. Martin, daughter, age 9/12 single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Avon Township, Lake County, IL the household members were: Ben Martin, head, age 37, married, born in Illinois, father born in Illinois, mother born in Canada, occupation: farmer – dairy farm; Cora Martin, wife, age 36, married, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois; Vivian Martin, daughter, age 10, single, born in Illinois, Cecile Martin, daughter, age 6, single, born in Illinois, Benjamin Martin, son, age 1 11/12, single, born in Illinois; Catherine Martin, daughter, age 4/12, single, born in Illilnois.

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, immigrated in 1927, 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, highest grade completed: 8, born in Iowa, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: plastere – building construction; Vivian Adamson, wife, age 30, 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, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935; Philip Adamson, son, age 2, single, born in Illinois.

According to the Orlando Sentinel (Orlando FL), Tuesday, August 24, 1993, page 14:

VIVIAN I. ADAMSON PORTEOUS, 84, 900 Silver Lake Drive, Sanford, died Saturday, Aug. 21.  Mrs. Porteous was a homemaker.  Born in Lake County, Ill., she moved to Central Florida in 1982.  Survivors: sons, William E. Duke Adamson, Sanford, Joseph V. Adamson, Round Lake, Ill., Stanley R. Adamson, Houston; daughter, Ruth Leona Haas, Deltona; sister, Catherine Granberg, Chicago; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren.  Gramkow Funeral Home, Sanford.”