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252. Clair Donald ADAMSON43,87 was born on 5 July 1892 in Benton County, Arkansas.69,70,71 He died on 20 May 1969 at the age of 76 in North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas.95

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
His profession is Engineer, road work.

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.

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.
In 1932, their address was given as 129 W. Lambert Rd. They were at this same address through the year 1948. They do not appear on the voters' list in 1940 or 1950. In 1952 & 1954, their address was 12835 E. Lambert Rd., still in South Whittier Precinct.

1940 Census. Whittier, Los Angeles Co, CA, Hh 65, living at 129 Lambert Road.
Clair D. Adamson, age 48, b. Arkansas; pump fitter, oil well shop
Lena, wife, 48, b. Arkansas. Grader, walnut packing co.

Clair was the only living sibling when his brother Ray died in 1958. He is mentioned as living in Whittier at that time.

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.

Clair Donald ADAMSON and Lena DOROUGH were married on 1 July 1919. Lena DOROUGH was born about 1892 in Arkansas.

This might be Lena's family:
1910 Census. Prairie, Johnson Co, AR, Hh 73
J. M. Dorough, age 41, married once for 21 years, b. GA, farmer
Ina, wife, 42, has had 10 children, all living, b. TN
Lena, dau, 20, b. AR as were all the children.
Mae, dau, 17.
John Henry, dau, 15
Holman, son, 13
Edna, dau, 10
Bennie, son, 9
Gleen, son, 7
Eva, dau, 4
Mary Sue, dau, age 7 months