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Lieut Henry Rodney Adair
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Birth: Apr. 13, 1882
Astoria
Clatsop County
Oregon, USA
Death: Jun. 21, 1916
Carrizal
Chihuahua, Mexico

Died in the Battle of Carrizal.

Camp Adair was named in honor of Henry Rodney Adair, a West Point graduate and descendant of Oregon pioneers.

Lieutenant Adair, an officer in the 10th Cavalry, was the first Oregonian killed in the 1916 Mexican border clash.

When General Pershing pushed over the Mexican border in search of the bandit general Pancho Villa, Lt. Adair wiped out two machine gun nests and accounted for more than 30 Mexican bandits before he was killed.

source: Benton County Historical Society and Museum web page.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Dickinson Adair (1847 - 1916)
  Mary Rodney Morris Adair (1855 - 1921)
 
 Siblings:
  Henry Rodney Adair (1882 - 1916)
  John Adair (1883 - 1885)*
  Wistar Morris Adair (1886 - 1978)*
  Mary Ann Adair (1889 - 1926)*
  Alexander Adair (1892 - 1973)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
River View Cemetery
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Sec 109 Lot 228 Plot 7
 
Created by: Aleta Wright
Record added: Jul 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73159496
Lieut Henry Rodney Adair
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Lieut Henry Rodney Adair
Added by: Ellen Notbohm
 
Lieut Henry Rodney Adair
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