Surname: Adamson

Swift Family of New Bedford, MA

SWIFT. For a hundred years and more the Swift family in and about New Bedford has been one of prominence, wealth. and influence, not only in the several local communities in which its members have resided but out through the Commonwealth and into the nation, where their extensive enterprises have extended. These Acushnet-New Bedford Swifts, a branch of the Cape Cod family, brought to their new field of effort that activity, industry, ability and honesty that had for generations characterized their forefathers and also the line of business that had enriched earlier generations in the old home section – the dealing in live oak timber and its manufacture into water craft, in shipbuilding for not only the United States government, but for those across the water. William Swift, the progenitor of the Swifts under consideration in this article, was at Watertown in the year 1634, and it seems had then been there some time, coming thither from Booking, England. He disposed of his estate in 1637, removed to Sandwich, and there died in January, 1644. His widow Joan, perhaps a second wife, made her will in October, 1662, mentioning therein her son William and his children. His daughter Hannah married Nov. 5, 1642, Daniel Wing. William Swift (2), son of William the settler, was born in England, came to New England and lived in Sandwich, Mass., dying in the...

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Washington County, Idaho Pioneer Honor Roll

In 1940 and 1943, a survey of everyone who had lived in Washington County, Idaho continuously for 50 years or more, was made by the Weiser American. These pioneer residents were especially honored at the Fall Festival held in the fall of both years. So far as is known, the list compiled by the survey is complete and perhaps the only record of its kind in existence.

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Adamson, Paul Thomas – Obituary

Anchorage resident Paul Thomas Adamson, 91, died Nov. 25, 2005, at his home of natural causes. A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Dec. 1 at Kehl’s Forest Lawn Chapel. The Rev. Voss will officiate. Flowers are welcome. Mr. Adamson was born Feb. 27, 1914, in Scranton, Iowa. He moved to Anchorage in 1972 and worked as a Teamster for Matanuska Maid. He retired in 1978. After retirement he moved to Milton – Freewater, Ore., until 2002, when he returned to Anchorage. Mr. Adamson enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, fishing, farming and raising livestock. He was a member of the Baptist faith. He lived in the Baker area in the 50’s and 60’s and worked for Oregon Lumber Co. at the seed mill at Haines. Mr. Adamson is survived by his wife of 62 years, Edna Adamson; sons and daughter-in-law, Paul and Sally Adamson, and Don Adamson; daughters and sons-in- -law, Lois and William Tobuk, Bonnie and John Mulneaux, Connie and Tom Shill; sister and brother-in-law, Violet and Carl Clarkson; brother and sister-in-law, James and Shirley Adamson; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by 10 siblings and a great-grand – daughter, Erika. Tributes may be made at Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements were provided by Kehl’s Forest Lawn...

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Biography of William E. Adamson

William E. Adamson has been a resident of Southeastern Kansas for thirty years, and his career in Neosho County has been marked by splendid service rendered as an educator and also as a civil engineer. For many years he has filled the office of county surveyor, and is still engaged in the official duties of that position with home at Erie. The Adamson family originated in England, and this branch settled in Virginia in colonial days. Others of the family also located in Pennsylvania. His grandfather, Simon Adamson, was born in Virginia in 1763, and became one of the pioneer settlers of Western Indiana. He was a farmer in that state and he also saw some active service in the Indian border wars. His death occurred at Terre Haute, Indiana, in 1838. Simon R. Adamson, father of William E., was born at Economy, Indiana, in 1830. In 1834, when the son Simon was four years of age, the family moved to Illinois, near Paris, and Simon Adamson was fourteen when he left there and returned to Economy, Indiana. He was married in his native town, learned the trade of hatter, but gave most of his time to farming. He was among the early settlers of Neosho County, Kansas, where he arrived in 1883, buying a farm of 160 acres five miles east of Erie. That farm is now owned...

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