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Lena Nanna Weaver Adamson
Birth: Jan. 28, 1890
Le Loup
Franklin County
Kansas, USA
Death: Sep. 30, 1966
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA

The following biography is partially written with information courtesy of Amy (Hanks) Turner's Weaver Family History. She was a niece of Lena Nanna (Weaver) Adamson, and Amy was a daughter of Nettie Gay (Weaver) (Hanks) Dearing.

Lena Nanna (Weaver) Adamson
(January 28, 1890 - September 30, 1966)

Lena Nanna (Weaver) Adamson died September 30, 1966 at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City as a result of complications of surgery: "Staph" infection.

She was born on January 28, 1890 in Le Loup (Franklin Co.), Kansas, one of seven children of Laura E. (Cannady)and John Benjamin Weaver. She was a granddaughter of Martha (Boone) and Wilson A. Weaver. She was also the granddaughter of Eliza (Lemon) and Stephen Hubbard Cannady.

Her siblings were (1) Jay Otis Weaver, (2) Lillian May (Weaver) Metheney, (3) Nettie Gay (Weaver) (Hanks) Dearing, (4) Elsie Myrtle (Weaver) Metheney, (5) Ward Clifford Weaver, and (6) baby Beulah Weaver.

Lena Weaver married Everett Hiram Adamson in Ottawa (Franklin Co.), Kansas on August 18, 1913. The wedding took place at the home of her parents at 620 N. Poplar St., Ottawa, Kansas.

Lena and Everett made their home at 429 S. Hickory St., Ottawa, Kansas, and they had four children: (1) William Ellis "Bill" Adamson (April 29, 1915-August 6, 2008), (2) Homer Everett Adamson (September 2, 1917 - January 13, 1995), (3) Dean Allen Adamson (June 24, 1919 - August 9, 1998), and (4) Margaret Louise (Adamson) Dick (May 25,1928 - ).

According to her daughter, Margaret, Lena was a very proficient homemaker. She had an "easy-going," soft-spoken personality with a down-to-earth sense of humor. She didn't say a lot, and she accepted Everett's role as head of the family. This is not surprising, for the early half of the Twentieth Century was still very much a male-dominated culture. Her only firm concern was that her children "have some education," according to her daughter, Margaret. Lena made sure that Everett understood and adhered to this wish. Therefore, all of their children attended Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas, conveniently located only a walking distance from the family home. Also, according to Margaret, when Everett died, Lena had quite an adjustment to make from the role of mere homemaker to the role of head of household. In fact, Lena didn't even know how to write a check or balance the checkbook. This had been entirely Everett's responsibility. Lena lived alone as a widow at the family home at 429 S. Hickory St. for what would be twenty years after Everett's death. She is buried beside him in Highland Cemetery, Ottawa, Kansas.

Robert Neal "Bob" Adamson, grandson
Saturday, March 09, 2013 
Family links: 
  John Benjamin Weaver (1859 - 1945)
  Laura E. Cannady Weaver (1865 - 1949)
  Everett Hiram Adamson (1886 - 1946)*
  Everett H. Adamson (1886 - 1946)*
  William Ellis Adamson (1915 - 2008)*
  Homer Everett Adamson (1917 - 1995)*
  Dean Allen Adamson (1919 - 1998)*
  Jay Otis Weaver (1884 - 1953)*
  Lillian May Weaver Metheney (1886 - 1967)*
  Nettie Gay Weaver Hanks Dearing (1888 - 1961)*
  Lena Nanna Weaver Adamson (1890 - 1966)
  Elsie Myrtle Weaver Metheney (1891 - 1939)*
  Ward Clifford Weaver (1893 - 1910)*
  Beulah Weaver (1896 - 1896)*
*Calculated relationship
Highland Cemetery
Franklin County
Kansas, USA
Plot: 54/12
Maintained by: Aimee Katherine Adamson
Originally Created by: Thomas & Darlene
Record added: Mar 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35309796
Lena Nanna <i>Weaver</i> Adamson
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Lena Nanna <i>Weaver</i> Adamson
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Lena Nanna <i>Weaver</i> Adamson
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