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Ada McCown Aitchison
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Birth: Sep. 9, 1866
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Death: Jan. 5, 1944
Takoma Park
Montgomery County
Maryland, USA

Oregonian, The (Portland,OR)- Apr. 19, 1944
ADA MCCOWN AITCHINSON
"Memorial service for the late Ada McCown Aitchinson, wife of Clyde B. Aitchinson of Oregon, senior member of the Interstate Commerce Commission, will be held in the Unitarian Church of Our Father, 1011 S. W. 12th Avenue, at 4 P.M. Sunday.
Mrs. Aitchinson died in Washington, D.C., January 5. She was the daughter of the late James L. McCown, pioneer employee of The Oregonian and friend of H. L. Pittock, the newspaper's founder.
Dr. W.G. Elint, Jr. and the Rev. Richard M. Steiner will conduct the service.
Mr. Aitchison, who was appointed to the I.C.C. by President Wilson in 1917 and recently served as chairman, will arrive in Portland Wednesday."

EX-PORTLANDER DIES IN THE EAST
News of the death of Mrs. Clyde B. Aitchison, wife of the chairman of the interstate commerce commission at Washington, D.C., early Wednesday was received by her cousin, Mrs. H. B. Rinearson, 1634 N.W. Everett Street in a telegram from Mr. Aitchison.
Mrs. Aitchison had been ill for several weeks.
She was the daughter of the late James L. McCown, an employee of the Oregonian for many years and an intimate friend of H. L. Pittock, the newspaper's founder. She was born in Portland 57 years ago. She became the second wife of Mr. Aitchison 15 years ago and had lived in Washington since then.
Funeral arrangements were not announced in Mr. Aitchison's telegram.
{Published in The Portland Oregonian}

MRS. AITCHISON, WIFE OF ICC MEMBER, DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Mrs. Ada McCown Aitchison, 57, wife of Interstate Commerce Commissioner Clyde B. Aitchison, 1929 S. Street N.W., died today at Washington Sanitarium, Takoma Park, Md., after an illness of several months.
Mrs. Aitchison was a native of Oregon. Three of her grandparents and her father, then a boy, crossed the plains in covered wagons in 1849-1950.
Before her marriage to Mr. Aitchison in 1936 in Portland, she was research assistant in the legislature reference service division of the Library of Congress, as a specialist on questions involving money and banking.
As Ada Chenoweth McCown, she graduated in the first or "pioneer" class of Reed College at Portland, and subsequently took a doctor of philosopy degree in government at Columbia University.
For nine years she served as a member of the faculty of Russell Sage College at Troy, N.Y., and two years as dean of women at Reed College, where she also held the chair of sociology and history.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G street N.W., with the Rev. A.J. Wilder officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Published in Evening Star (Washington (DC), District of Columbia), page 18.


MEMORIAL FUND TO AID STUDENTS
Establishment of a loan fund in memory of the late Ada McCown Aitchison, Reed College graduate and the former member of sociology department and dean of women at the college, has been made possible through a gift of $1000.00 by her husband, Clyde B. Aitchison, interstate commerce commissioner.
The loan fund will be used to aid young women students in the completion of their college studies or advanced studies, Acting President Arthur F. Scott has announced.
Mrs. Aitchison who died on January 5, 1944, was a member of the first Reed College graduating class in 1915. She was assistant professor of sociology and acting dean of women from 1929-1931, having received her M.A. and PhD degrees in public law at Columbia University in 1920 and 1927. In 1931 she became a research assistant in the legislative reference service of the Library of Congress, a position she held until her marriage in 1936. Up until the time of her death she was actively engaged in research work and writing.
{Published in The Portland Oregonian, Monday, November 6, 1944, page 71} 
 
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 Parents:
  James Levi McCown (1841 - 1922)
  Emily Chenoweth McCown (1855 - 1928)
 
 Spouse:
  Clyde Bruce Aitchison (1875 - 1962)*
 
 Sibling:
  Ada McCown Aitchison (1866 - 1944)
  Horace Chenoweth McCown (1890 - 1931)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Wilhelm's Portland Memorial
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
 
Created by: OC Pioneer
Record added: Mar 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86203145
Ada <i>McCown</i> Aitchison
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