Doddridge County Roots

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Ira Clinton ADAMS, Sr.

Male 1887 - 1956  (68 years)


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  • Name Ira Clinton ADAMS 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 7 Jun 1887  Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation farmer  [1
    Residence Bristol, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Residence 1917  Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1929  Quiet Dell, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 12 Apr 1956  Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Buried Stonewall Park Cemetery, Stonewood, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • In addition to his two sons by Mary Ellen Baker, his obituary listed seven children, all daughters, "by a previous marriage," but did not identify either of his former wives.

      1920 Census, Harrison Co WV (City of Clarksburg), enumerated on Jan 3 1920:
      Ira C. Adams, 32; wife Lona, 35; dau Beryl, 12; dau Pearl, 10; dau Meryl, 8; dau Lena, 6; dau Edith, 2 yrs 6 mos; dau Loraine, 3 mos.

      1930 Census, Harrison Co WV (Elk District), enumerated May 1 1930:
      Ira C. Adams, 43, widowed, first married at age 18; dau Edith, 12; dau Loraine, 10; dau June, age 4 yrs 10 mos; housekeeper Velva B. Ice, 27, married, first married at age 21; boarder Mary Ice, 4. [2]
    Person ID I1405  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 24 Dec 2011 

    Father Alexander ADAMS,   b. 25 May 1855, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1929  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Mary Isabel "Bell" GASTON,   b. 29 Aug 1857, Summers, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1929, Smithburg, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Family ID F456  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lona MASON,   b. 29 Nov 1884, Toll Gate, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1928, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 28 Apr 1906  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
    +1. Beryl Vita ADAMS,   b. 29 Apr 1907, Summers, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1975  (Age 68 years)
     2. Ruby Pearl ADAMS,   b. 24 Dec 1909,   d. 20 Feb 1964  (Age 54 years)
     3. Nina Meryl ADAMS,   b. 31 Dec 1911, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1999  (Age 87 years)
     4. Lena Veryl "Pat" ADAMS,   b. 8 Dec 1913, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1985  (Age 72 years)
     5. Edith ADAMS,   b. CA 1917,   d. 8 Dec 1969, Cincinnati, Hamilton Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)
     6. Loraine ADAMS,   b. 26 Sep 1919, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1986  (Age 66 years)
     7. June ADAMS,   b. 24 Jun 1925,   d. May 1985  (Age 59 years)
    Family ID F9229  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Iona Virginia BARTLETT,   b. 29 Mar 1886, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 29 Apr 1934  Wallace, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F19715  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Mary Ellen "Lena" BAKER,   b. 24 Nov 1924, Salem, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1994, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 28 Aug 1948 
    Children 
    +1. Living
     2. Dennis D. ADAMS
     3. Harvey L. ADAMS
     4. Francis B. "Zip" ADAMS
    Family ID F545  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Jun 1887 - Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Bristol, Harrison Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1917 - Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1929 - Quiet Dell, Harrison Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Apr 1934 - Wallace, Harrison Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Apr 1956 - Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Stonewall Park Cemetery, Stonewood, Harrison Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1405_ADAMS_IraClinton_1887-1956_DeathCertificate.jpg
    1405_ADAMS_IraClinton_1887-1956_DeathCertificate.jpg
    1405_IraClintonAdams_IonaVirginiaBartlett_MarriageRecord_29Apr1934.jpg
    1405_IraClintonAdams_IonaVirginiaBartlett_MarriageRecord_29Apr1934.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S1853] Death Certificate, WV State Dept of Health, Div of Vital Statistics, (http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx).

    2. [S14] Obituary.

    3. [S1577] Obituary of sister.

    4. [S960] Obituary of mother.

    5. [S1707] Obituary - Hospital.

    6. [S1774] Doddridge County WV Marriages 1845-1937, (Wes Cochran, 156 Gihon Meadows, Apt 150, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (Jan 1993)).
      Identified as Ira Adams, 18, of Doddridge Co; and Lona Mason, 21, of Doddridge Co. Married Apr 28 1906.

    7. [S1654] Harrison County Marriage Records, Clarksburg, WV.
      Identified as Ira Clinton Adams, widowed, b. Jun 7 1887 in Doddridge Co, res. Quiet Dell WV, son of Alexander & Mary Isabell (Gaston) Adams; and Iona Virginia Whiting, widow, b. Mar 29 1886 in Harrison Co, res. Clarksburg, dau of Worthy T. & Ella (Howell) Bartlett. Married Apr 29 1934.