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ADAMSON, Alan Joseph


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TURRIFF, Julia MacAlister

ADAMSON, Alan Joseph 2

  • Born: 1 Aug 1857, Clifden, Galway, Connacht, Ireland 2
  • Marriage: TURRIFF, Julia MacAlister in 1882 1
  • Died: 4 Apr 1928, Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, United States aged 70 3
  • Buried: 9 Apr 1928, Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 3

bullet  Burial Notes:

He is buried in St. John's Cemetery.


bullet  Facts and details for Alan Joseph Adamson:

• He lived in Rosthern, Division 15, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1901. 2

• His obituary was published. It read as follows:

Alan Joseph Adamson (1857-1928)
Financial agent.

Born at Galway, Ireland on 1 August 1857, son of Reverend John Evans and Harriet Adamson, brother of J. E. Adamson , he was educated at Dublin high school. He came to Canada in 1873 and worked on a survey expedition, working in 1875 as a telegraph supply contractor at Battleford, Saskatchewan. He farmed at Nelsonville until 1891 then operated a grain business at Morden from 1891 to 1898, and a hardware, implement and real estate business at Rosthern, Saskatchewan from 1898 to 1900.

He served as President of the Western Trust Company (274 Main Street, Winnipeg) from its inception, and was a director of the Canadian Territories Corporation of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Investment and Trust Company, as well as Vice-President of the North Empire Fire Insurance Company. In 1904, he was elected to House of Commons for Humbolt, serving until 1908.

In 1880, he married Julia G. Turriff of Manitou, Manitoba, sister-in-law of J. E. Gayton . They had eight children: J. E. Adamson , Christopher Arthur Adamson , Alan Bell Adamson (b 1888), Dr. James L. Adamson (b 1890), Lily Jane Adamson (b 1891, wife of A. J. Bell), Herbert Adamson (b 1894), Harriett Bell Adamson (b 1897), and Dr. Gilbert Adamson (b 1901). He was a member of the Manitoba Club and Carleton Club . Liberal. Anglican. In 1911, the family lived at 161 Mayfair Avenue , Winnipeg.

He died at his winter residence in Tampa, Florida on 3 April 1928. His body was returned to Manitoba for burial in St. John's Cemetery .


Alan married Julia MacAlister TURRIFF in 1882.1 (Julia MacAlister TURRIFF was born on 30 Sep 1856 in Petit-Métis (Little Métis), La Mitis, Québec, Canada,2 4 died on 22 Mar 1925 in Limona, Hillsborough, Florida, United States 4 and was buried in Limona, Hillsborough, Florida, United States 4.)



1 Wikipedia, "Wikipedia," database and images, Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/ : accessed 21 Jan 2017); Alan Joseph Adamson; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Joseph_Adamson.

2 1901 census of Canada, Saskatchewan, district 205, Rosthern, p. 17, dwelling 137, family 144; RG 31; digital images, Census - Canada - 1901 - Saskatchewan .

3 "Obituary of Alan Joseph Adamson," Winnipeg Tribune, 9 Apr 1928; digital images.

4 Obituary, Mrs. A.J Adamson.