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 George W. Adamson

George W. Adamson

Death 8 Oct 1922 (aged 65)
Elkins, Randolph County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Elkins, Randolph County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 92911992 · View Source
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Death removed a man universally beloved and esteemed for his high integrity and gentle ways when George W. Adamson's spirit passed to the Great Beyond last Sunday morning about 7:30.

The end came at his home on Kerens Avenue without any warning as he lay peacefully sleeping, terminating a period of several years of failing health and of an illness which of late had prevented him from mingling with his friends and as he had been wanting to do in his more active days.

Mr. Adamson's span of life covered 65 years and 7 days and it was a life if much activity and great usefulness.

He was a native of Pendleton County, having been born at the Mouth of Seneca on March 1, 1857, being a son of William and Elizabeth D. Adamson.

At the age of 24 or on December 29, 1881 Mr. Adamson and Miss Elizabeth A. Cowger of Fort Seybert were united in marriage and six children came to bless this union, three of them in addition to Mrs. Adamson surviving. The surviving children are H. L. Adamson, H. E. Adamson, and Mrs. A. H. Hunter, all of whom are prominently identified with this community.

For a time in his early life Mr. Adamson was a school teacher, later learning the carpenter trade. About the time of his marriage however he formed a partnership with his brother William B. Adamson and entered into the mercantile business at the home of his birth.

It assets the confidence his neighbors had in him to day that for a period of twenty years he continued with his brother, in the mercantile business at the Mouth of Seneca.

It was in 1899 however, that Mr. Adamson and his brother saw an opportunity to engage in business on a large scale and disposing of the store in Pendleton, engaged in the mercantile business at Harman where Mr. Adamson remained for eight years or until 1907 when he moved to Elkins making this city his home and the center of his business activities for a period of 15 years.

He was familiar with the lumber business and made many successful investments in it being a director in both the Meadow River Lumber Company and the Raine Andrews Lumber Company. He was also director in the Gulland Clarke Company and the Piedmont Grocery Company.

{Abstracted from Pendleton County Obituaries.}

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 92911992
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George W. Adamson (1 Mar 1857–8 Oct 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92911992, citing Maplewood Cemetery, Elkins, Randolph County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Sharon (contributor 47342597) .