Adamson, Laurence

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Adamson, Laurence

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        Born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1868, Laurence Adamson was an officer in the Strathcona squadron of the Canadian Mounted Rifles, and fought as part of the Boer War. He lived in the Fort Saskatchewan, North-West Territories area, and was appointed Justice of the Peace in and for the North-West Territories in 1897.

        A Lieutenant in 1908, Adamson attended the Provincial School of Cavalry in Edmonton, Alberta. After moving to Sidney, British Columbia, Laurence Adamson gave his farm, which consisted of the better part of a quarter section in the Ardrossan/Clover Bar area, to the Patriotic Fund of Northern Alberta.

        He was married to Nellie Alanson (1878-1958) in 1903, and together they had ? children: Laurence (1904-1975), James (1905-1952), Mary (1906-1993), and Amy (1909-1984). He died in Victoria in 1945.


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