383. RAY WEYMOUTH ADAMSON75,96,97 was born on 12 May 1884 in Pierce City, Lawrence County, Missouri.74,98,99,100,101 He died on 22 November 1958 at the age of 74 in Mendocino County, California.100,101
1910 Census, unmarried and living with his mother and brother in the household of Elisha Harrison. Ray's occupation is listed as bridge carpenter.
Married by E. T. Wardell, JP. He gave his age as 27; she was 18.
Ray registered for the World War I Draft on 12 Sep 1918, at age 34. He gave his occupation as Rigger for Dupont Engr. Co. in Jacksonville, TN. His next of kin was Mrs. Mary Adamson. His description was tall, slender, brown eyes, dark hair. His signature is on the card.
In 1920, Ray and family were living with father-in-law Elisha Harrison in Chester, Crawford Co, AR.
I haven't been able to find Ray in 1930. When his wife Mary Harrison died in 1929, the funeral records stated they were separated and he wasn't listed as a survivor in her obituary.
Ray Weymouth Adamson applied for his Social Security on 25 Oct 1937. He gave his address as 526 Maple Ave; Los Angeles, Calif. He was at that time unemployed. He did give his birth as 12 May 1884 in Pierce City, MO. Instead of filling in the date for employment begun after 24 Nov 1936, he listed "Religious Loyola Univ". His signature is on the application.
1940 Census. Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, CA
Voter Registration lists in California have the following that I believe could be this man.
Ray Adamson and Olive Leah Newlan married circa 1943. She was born Nov. 1891, died 1971 and was the daughter of William & Jemima Newlan of Montgomery Co IN. She may have been married as many as four times. Her first husband was Fred Fitch York by whom she had a son Charles E., born 1917, and a daughter, Virginia M., born 1919. Ray Adamson was probably the third husband. She married again in 1865, Humboldt County, to John Stacy Harbin who died in October of 1967. When Harbin died his obituary named the two York children and also two children with the surname of Roberts - perhaps Olive's second was a Roberts. I have not found Olive & her children in the 1930 census. I did find her family in Montgomery Co IN:
Death Certificate received from California reveals that Ray died in the Mendocino State Hospital. He had manic depressive psychosis, depressed type and it's possible he'd been hospitalized more than seven years based on the information given. His birth date is given as 12 May 1884; death date as 22 Nov 1958, age 74. His father's first name is wrong - given as Earl instead of Enoch. His mother's maiden name given as Arnold rather than Harmon. They were both born in Indiana. Ray's last job was as a night watchman and his spouse's name was Olive. [Obviously he remarried.] He had been in CA for 34 years [since 1924]; his address prior to living at the Hospital was 314 C St., Rio Dell, Humboldt Co, CA. He must have broken his hip, then lapsed into pneumonia from which he died as cause of death and duration of illness is listed as: fracture, head of left femur, 3 weeks; bronchopneumonia, both lungs, 2 weeks; congestive heart failure with myocardial infarction, unknown. There was an autopsy. He was buried in Rohnerville Cemetery, Rohnerville, Humboldt Co, CA under the direction of Goble's Funeral Home of Fortuna, CA.
RAY WEYMOUTH ADAMSON and MARY MAY HARRISON were married on 27 July 1912 in Crawford County, Arkansas.102 MARY MAY HARRISON103, daughter of ELISHA SHELTON HARRISON and EDITH JANE IRWIN, was born on 1 May 1894 in Chester, Crawford County, Arkansas.98,99,103,104 She died on 29 January 1929 at the age of 34 in Chester, Crawford County, Arkansas.103
Mary and Margaret Harrison were twins.
Mrs. Adamson Buried In Cemetery at Chester.
Chas. Friddle of Fayetteville paid for the funeral on 31 January. [He was husband of Mary's twin Margaret.] Mary was listed as separated from her husband. Father, E. Harrison born in KY; mother Edith Erwin, born Ill.
RAY WEYMOUTH ADAMSON and MARY MAY HARRISON had the following children:
RAY WEYMOUTH ADAMSON and Olive Leah NEWLAN were married about 1943 in Los Angeles County, California. Olive Leah NEWLAN, daughter of William NEWLAN and Jemima [NEWLAN], was born in November 1891 in Montgomery County, Indiana. She died in 1971 at the age of 80 in Humboldt County, California.
Olive's first husband was Fred Fitch York.
1920 Census. Crawfordsville Ward 3, Montgomery Co IN Hh 325
Olive's 2nd husband was likely a Roberts. The obituary of John Stacy Harbin in 1967 lists Olive's two York children, also a son and daughter whose surnames are Roberts.
I have not been able to find Olive and children in 1930.
After the death of Ray Adamson, Olive married John Stacy Harbin.
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