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John W. Adamson

Male 1870 - 1935


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  • Name  John W. Adamson  [1
    Born  12 May 1870  near Winfield, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1880  Elm Grove Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • (John was living with his parents and their family:) Wm. Adamson, head of household, married, male, white, age 40, born in Ohio, occupation farmer, father's birthplace Ohio, mother's birthplace Ohio

      Rebecca Adamson, wife, married, female, white, age 42, born in Ohio, occupation keeping house, father's birthplace Virginia, mother's birthplace Virginia

      Anna M. Adamson, daughter, single, female, white, age 15, born in Iowa, father's birthplace (none listed), mother's birthplace (none listed)

      Grant Adamson, son, single, male, white, age 12, born in Iowa, occupation farm hand, father's birthplace (none listed), mother's birthplace (none listed)

      John Adamson, son, single, male, white, age 10, born in Iowa, father's birthplace (none listed), mother's birthplace (none listed)
    Died  15 Aug 1935  near Columbus City, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried  18 Aug 1935  Wapello Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Obituary  22 Aug 1935  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    The Wapello Republican 
    • John W. Adamson, prominent and very highly esteemed Louisa county farmer, died at his home southeast of Columbus City, Thursday afternoon, August 15th, following an illness of several months.

      John W. Adamson, third son of William S. and Rebecca A. Adamson, was born near Winfield in Henry county, Iowa, May 12, 1870. His parents were both natives of Ohio.

      On September 5, 1895, he was united in marriage to Miss Rosa Rahmiller, who was a daughter of Fred and Louisa Rahmiller. To this union seven children were born, two sons, Verne and Walter, preceding him in death. His wife also preceded him in death April 11, 1932.

      The daughters, who survive are: Mrs. Jeff Cutkomp, Mrs. Myron Daily, and Mrs. George Boulton of Wapello; Mrs. Hilton Pretz of Columbus Junction and Miss Viola at home. He is also survived by one brother, Grant Adamson of Ottumwa, Iowa.

      As a boy he showed special interest in farming and when he reached maturity he associated with his brother in renting 300 acres of land which he cultivated for a year. He then went west to Hancock county where he spent a year, at the end of which he returned to the old homestead and later purchased ninety acres which he cultivated to good advantage.

      In 192? He sold this place and came to Louisa county where he purchased the home where he resided until the time of his death and which he steadily improved until it was one of the best kept and most beautiful modern homes in the county.

      He was converted to the Christian faith in early manhood at the Dixie church and maintained his strong faith in Christ until his death.

      Mr. Adamson was one of the outstanding citizens of this county. He earned for himself an enviable record as a successful farmer and was a man of responsibility and high character. His integrity and honesty registered in the character of the members of his family who hold the memory of his Christian life a sacred heritage. He was esteemed by all who knew him for his kindness, his counsel and his sound judgment.

      Funeral services were held at two o'clock Sunday afternoon on the lawn of the family home. And here under the beautiful shade trees surrounded by beds of lovely flowers which he admired so greatly and to which he devoted much attention the past few years, more than two hundred neighbors and friends gathered to pay tribute to his life.

      The services were conducted by the Reverend W. A. Samp, pastor of the Harrison Avenue Methodist church of Burlington, assisted by the Reverend V. A. Bloomquist, pastor of the Methodist church at Columbus Junction.

      A quartette, the members of which were: Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Hall, and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Grim, sang: "Home Of The Soul" and "Is My Name Written There." They were accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Thomas Wykert.

      The flowers were in charge of Dorothy Adamson, Alice Daily, Betty Cutkomp and Annabelle Huddle.

      The pallbearers were: George Deppey, W. H. Dayton, C. E. Jones, W. H. Grouwinkle, J. O. Hall, and B. H. Shearer.

      Burial in the Wapello cemetery.
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [5
    • Name: John W. Adamson Sex: M Born: 1870; Died or Buried: 1935; Age: 65; Buried: Wapello (township = Wapello); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page W-23; Notes: born 12 May 1870; died 15 August 1935
    Person ID  I7125  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Family  Rosa Rahmiller,   b. 18 Apr 1874, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1932 
    Married  5 Sep 1895  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Issue 
    • There were seven children from this marriage.
    Children 
    >1. Viola Mae Adamson,   b. 26 May 1914, Bard, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 2003, Prairie Ridge Care and Rehabilitation, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F3277  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S1635] Meyerholz, Viola Mae (Adamson) - Obituary, (originally published in The Wapello Republican, May 15, 2003; Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    2. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 4).

    3. [S9277] Adamson, John W. - Obituary, (originally published in The Wapello Republican, August 22, 1935, pages 1 and 8; and in the Columbus Gazette, August 22, 1935, page 1; Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa, and Columbus Junction, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    4. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Source Information: Census Place: Elm Grove, Louisa, Iowa; Family History Library Film: 1254350; T9-0350 502B

    5. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S26] Iowa Marriages, 1851-1900 (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 4).