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William Joshua Adair, Sr
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Birth: Mar. 3, 1887
Rensselaer
Jasper County
Indiana, USA
Death: Aug. 14, 1971
Eugene
Lane County
Oregon, USA

William is the son of James and Sarah Adair.

He is a brother to John A., Opha E., Erma H., Charles, Robin, and James Adair.

He married Ruby E. Dial, the daughter of William Dial and Edith Pruden, on 16 June 1909 in Spokane, Washington. Their son is James Dial Adair.

He was a Spokane, Washington city fireman in 1917.
He was a brakeman for OWRN, living in Markham, Bonner, Idaho with his parents and son, in 1920.

He was a service station proprietor in Roseburg, Douglas, Oregon in 1930.

He married Amy Dell Rose, the daughter of Frank and Rose Rose, on 7 May 1921 in Roseburg, Oregon. Their children are James, Jack, and Donna.

He came to Oregon in 1920, and was in numerous businesses, originating Roseburg Sand & Gravel; manager of Pierce Auto Freight Lines; equipment supervisor for Roseburg Lumber; and owner with his son Jack of Adair Parking and U-Haul Rentals.He served as a Roseburg city councilman for 13 years and on the Selective Service Board. He was a member of the First Methodist Church, a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge, Hillah Shrine, Odd Fellow, Rebekahs, and honorary member of the WCTU. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Adair (1863 - 1940)
  Sarah Susan Norman Adair (1865 - 1960)
 
 Spouse:
  Amy Dell Rose Adair (1895 - 1974)*
 
 Children:
  William Jack Adair (1924 - 1996)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Joshua Adair (1887 - 1971)
  John Andrew Adair (1889 - 1923)*
  Opha Erl Adair Buchanan (1892 - 1952)*
  Erma Helen Adair Thoren (1898 - 1984)*
  Beth Ione Adair Merritt (1901 - 1981)*
  Charles Franklin Adair (1907 - 1970)*
  Robin Rawalt Adair (1910 - 1975)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Roseburg Memorial Gardens
Roseburg
Douglas County
Oregon, USA
 
Created by: Dot Hosking Huntley
Record added: Sep 15, 2010
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