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Robert Adair
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Birth: unknown, Ireland
Death: Apr. 20, 1897
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

This gent is believed to be the father of Robert Adair who married my great grandpa's sister Ella R. Storkey.

One reason this is probably him is because Ella was always said to have married "young Bob Adair" called "young" to differentiate him from his father "old" Bob Adair.

Another reason this gent is a likely candidate is that when he died his address was 2849 Venango in Philadelphia, but he was not buried close to there, but in Leverington Cemetery in Roxborough where his son Bob lived. The Venango street address was also the home of his son in law, Jacob Lanard. There's no home there today; the address is practically under the ramp for the Venango exit off the I 95 Delaware Expressway, but trust me, it is clear across the city from Leverington Cemetery.

These two observations make a pretty good case that he is our gent. So, going on, we must add that this man, "Old Bob" was Irish; both he and his son Bob were born in Ireland.

He was 81 years old at his passing, meaning he was born about 1816. He was a widower who died of asthenia, a word not much used today meaning weak, loss of strength.

His obituary adds the detail that his service was at Bethesda M. E. (Methodist Episcopal) Church. This church still exists as a United Methodist church at 2820 Venango Street, just down the block from where he last lived. 
Leverington Cemetery
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Lot 20 Section 8 Division C burial #6259
Created by: sr/ks
Record added: Oct 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59659881
Robert Adair
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Robert Adair
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Robert Adair
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- Ann H.
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- sr/ks
 Added: Jun. 19, 2011
- Angela Pifer
 Added: Oct. 13, 2010
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