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248. Lee Harmon ADAMSON43,70,80,81 was born on 10 September 1869 in Iowa.70,71,72 He died on 13 August 1949 at the age of 79 in Los Angeles County, California.

Marriage license, Benton Co, AR. L. H. Adamson of Rogers age 29 to Miss Anna Blake also of Rogers, age 27, 12 Apr 1899. Married the same day by J. G. Bailey.

1900 Census; Benton Co AR, Escalapia Twp, Lee lives with Ann's family. Head of household is Amelia Blake, age 52, b. in N. C. Dau Cora Marshall & son-in-law William Marshall live there, Ann & Lee Adamson are in household, Watie Ireland, daughter and her husband Arthur are there. Also Theada, Bettie, Virgie, & Zula all listed as daughters of Amelia. Granddaughter Maxine Marshall, age 3, is also in the household. Lee's occupation is Bridge Carpenter; they had been married 1 year.

1910 Census. The Adamsons again apparently living in the same place with Amelia Blake. Lee H., son-in-law listed as age 38, married 9 years and born in Iowa. His parents both born in IN. He was a Railroad Contracter. Anne B. was age 36, born in AR. Her father b. MO, her mother b. NC. She had had only one child - Richard B. age 2. Amelia Blake gave her age as 61, widowed. She had 9 children, 8 still living. She and her parents born in NC. She has her "own income". Theda, daughter, age 31 is single and living in the household - she lists her occupation as a buyer in a department store. Amelia Blake's mother is also in the household. She is listed as Emmaline Crowder, age 87, widowed - she had three children, all living and was born in NC as were her parents.

1920 Census, still living with Amelia Blake and her daughter Theda. In Rogers, Ward 3, Escalupia Twp. This time Amelia, age 65, widowed, gives her birthplace and that of her parents as SC. Theda says both her parents born in SC. Lee lists his profession aas Contractor, Gen. Work. He is now age 45, Anne is listed as 43, son Richard is 12 and attending school. They lived on S. 4th Street as did his sister Minnie and brother Claire.

1930 Census. Lee had gone to California. Found in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County.. He was by now age 55, had married when he was 29. He was working as a general contractor. Anna was age 50. Richard, son was now 22 and delivering newspapers.

1931 City Directory, Beverly Hills, California
Adamson Lee H (Anna B) gldg contr h321 Reeves Drive
Adamson, Richard B. r341 Reeves Drive
Listed with the same phone number: OX 3966


Beginning in 1936, Lee and family are listed in the California Voters Register. Mrs. Anna, Lee H. & Richard B. Adamson were living at 134 Granville Ave. in Los Angles City Precinct No. 1672. Anna was a housewife, Lee as ranch superintendent, Richard, a journalist. The three are listed through 1948 at the same address. They were Democrats.

1940 Census. Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, CA, Hh 3. Living at 134 Granville Ave.
Lee H. Adamson, age 70, b. Iowa, Ranch manager
Anna, wife, 68, b. Arkansas
Richard, son, 32, b. Arkansas, Free Lance writer

Lee died in 1949 and in 1950 Mrs. Anna Adamson was living along at 134 Granville Ave. She continued there for 1952 and 1954, at which time the transcriptions end. Son Richard B. apparently married prior to 1950 and is listed with Mrs. Ethel N. Adamson for 1950-54.

California Death Index, 1940-1997; Ancestry.com
Lee Harmon Adamson, born 10 Sep 1869, Iowa; died 13 Aug 1949, Los Angeles. Mother's maiden name: Harmon. Father's surname: Adamson

Lee Harmon ADAMSON and Anna BLAKE were married on 12 April 1899 in Rogers, Benton County, Arkansas.70 Anna BLAKE, daughter of James Wyeth BLAKE and Amelia J. CROWDER, was born on 23 August 1871 in Benton County, Arkansas.70,82

Lee Harmon ADAMSON and Anna BLAKE had the following children:

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Richard Blake ADAMSON was born on 3 June 1907 in Benton County, Arkansas.43 He died on 23 November 1978 at the age of 71 in Los Angeles County, California.

1931 City Directory, Beverly Hills, California
Adamson Lee H (Anna B) gldg contr h321 Reeves Drive
Adamson, Richard B. r341 Reeves Drive
Listed with the same phone number: OX 3966

Voter Registration Lists in California reveal the following re Richard B. Adamson.
From 1936-1948, he was listed with his parents, living at 134 Granville Ave., Los Angeles City Precinct No.1894. His occupation given as Journalist.

In 1950, his mother registered alone as his father had died the previous year. Richard had apparently married as he is listed with Mrs. Ethel N. Adamson, living on 601 N. Rossmore Ave, Los Angeles City Precinct No. 1692. The address was apparently an apartment building as several others have that address. That was also their address in 1952. In 1954, Ethel & Richard were in City Precinct No. 1914, living at 1851 S. Barrington Ave.

California Death Index, 1940-1997; Ancestry.com
Richard Blake Adamson, born 3 Jun 1907, Arkansas; died 23 Nov 1978, Los Angeles. Mother's, father's names not given. Social Security number was given so data could be checked further, but I believe this to be the correct person.