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John Arthur Adair
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Birth: Sep. 3, 1891
Henry County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jan. 11, 1996
Lowry City
St. Clair County
Missouri, USA

104 yrs

Son of Isaac "Ike" and Alla Sue BOWMAN ADAIR

Married 22 Apr, 1916 to Bryna

Their children are; Peggy, Marilyn.
Burial; 13 Jan. 1996

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - John Arthur Adair, 104, longtime Clintonian, died Thursday, January 11, 1996, at the Truman Lake Manor, Inc. in Lowry City. - John Arthur Adair was born September 3, 1891, 104 years ago. The family name Adair has its origins in the county of Limerick, Ireland. John's heritage has been traced from Scotland and Ireland, long before the Revolutionary War. His grandfather, Joseph Adair, was the first white child born in Independence, where the Joseph Adair Park was dedicated in 1950. John's father, Ike Adair, and his uncle, Clay Adair (Mary Margaret Nebel's father), owned the Adair Brothers Livery Stable. They were well known for the very best rigs, and keeping their horses in first-class condition. They furnished gentle horses to the ladies and exquisite carriages for services. After graduation from Clinton High School in 1911, John married Byrna Sigler in 1916. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1966 at the home of their daughter, Marilyn, and son-in-law, Vance K. Gover. In addition to Marilyn, John had one other daughter, Peggy Adair, who died at the age of 16 in an auto accident, July 4, 1939. John retired from the Clinton Post Office in 1956, where he had served since 1914, a period of 42 years. He and his family have been faithful members of the Christian Church of Clinton with John serving as a deacon, then being appointed Deacon Emeritus. He was an ardent bowler for his Elks Lodge team, an enthusiastic gardener, who grew both vegetables and flowers. He also loved to hunt and fish at his cabin near Big Creek. The beautiful soft maple trees he transplanted from the timber on his land are some of the largest and most colorful around Clinton today. Birthday greetings from presidents, governors, friends and family were special to him. At 102 years of age he couldn't remember who the "George and Barbara" were that signed one of his many cards. Then he said, with his caring smile, "Oh yes, the President and Mrs. Bush. One of the honors he received was an honorary recognition from the National Retired Government Association, presented by a friend, Leroy Striby, president, as a charter member. John is survived by his daughter, and son-in-law, Marilyn and Vance Gover, of Clinton. John also is survived by his grandson, Glenn Adair Gover (who was also his best friend) and his wife, Angie Brasier Gover. He is also survived by a niece, Jane Adkins, and a first cousin, Mary Margaret Nebel, all of Clinton. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 13, at the Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

Family links: 
  Isaac Adair (1865 - 1919)
  Alla Sue Bowman Adair (1866 - 1953)
  Byrna Marguerite Sigler Adair (1894 - 1980)
  Margarite Adair (1922 - 1939)*
  Earl Howard Adair (1889 - 1930)*
  John Arthur Adair (1891 - 1996)
*Calculated relationship
Englewood Cemetery
Henry County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Blk-409; L-0562: GR-01
Maintained by: LaDon Brennan
Originally Created by: Thomas Spangler
Record added: Jul 17, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14963321
John Arthur Adair
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John Arthur Adair
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Blessings on 104 years as a valued son, husband, father, brother, friend, neighbor and citizen.
- LaDon Brennan
 Added: May. 19, 2015
b: Sep 3 1891 Clinton, Henry Co, MO - d: Jan 11 1996 Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO - son of Issac "Ike" & Alla Sue BOWMAN ADAIR - m: Apr 22 1916 to Byrna Marguerite SIGLER - ch: Peggy, Marilyn - 104Y - bur: Jan 13 1996 Blk:409 Lot:0562 Gr:01
- Soul Seekers
 Added: May. 10, 2009

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