Clair registered for the World War I draft on 8 Jun 1917. He was living at 1337 Ninth St, Akron Ohio. He stated his date of birth as 5 Jul 1873 [a year later than what his mother stated] and said he was born in Rogers, Benton Co AR. He was working as an Engineer for Hunkin-Conley in Arkron and was still single. His description was tall, medium build, brown eyes, dark hair.
On 1 Jul 1919, C. D. Adamson posted bond to marry Lena B. Dorough. Lee Boure was security. Both were age 27 and of Morrilton, Conway County. They were issued license and married by A. F. Skinner on the same day.
Listed in the 1920 Census still in Benton Co with wife Lena who was the same age as Clair, 28. She was born in AR, her father b. GA, her mother b. TN. They have the household number as William Edwards, Household #41, but "Clare" is listed as head of household. Perhaps a duplex - they were renting. Not likely family of Lena as William Edwards was born in Massachusett
In 1930 Clare D. Adamson and wife Lena were living in Los Angeles Co, CA, Whittier Twp. They were both now 37, and had been married 10 years. Clare listed as a Machinist in the Oil Fields. Lena working in a citrus packing house. No children.
1934 City Directory - Whittier, California
The California Register of Voters does show Clair D. Adamson living in South Whittier Precinct. The first list on which he appears is 1930. Clair and Mrs. Lena B. Adamson were living at 129 W. Cole Avenue. He was an oil worker. They were Democrats.
1940 Census. Whittier, Los Angeles Co, CA, Hh 65, living at 129 Lambert Road.
Clair was the only living sibling when his brother Ray died in 1958. He is mentioned as living in Whittier at that time.
25 Apr 1942 - World War II Draft Registration
Social Security number issued in California. Date of birth given 5 July 1892 which agrees with father's Pension records. Last residence in North Little Rock, AR.
Billion Graves has a picture of the joint grave marker for Clair D. and Lena B. Adamson, Edgewood Cemetery, North Little, AR.
This might be Lena's family:
1910 Census. Prairie, Johnson Co, AR, Hh 73
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