Alice Emma Ramsdell

b. 10 November 1889, d. 13 October 1976
  • Alice Emma Ramsdell was born on 10 November 1889 in Texas.
  • Charles H. Ramsdell and Augusta Fredonia Halley appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Brazoria County, Texas. Other members of the household included Alice Emma Ramsdell, Charles William Ramsdell, Robert Leroy Ramsdell, Frederick Lee Ramsdell and Marshall Albert Ramsdell.
  • The following appeared on 24 December 1911 in the Dallas Morning News: Fred ("Texas") Ramsdell, famous as a sprinter and football star was in Dallas yesterday, stopping here on his way to Austin, where he will spend the holidays with his family. Fred Ramsdell broke records first at the University of Texas and later went to Pennsylvania where he played on the Football team and was sent to Europe for a tour with a track team from that school. In England, Germany and France Ramsdell competed with world famous runners. He was in Dallas with his brother, Bob Ramsdell, who also played on the University of Texas football teams and is now a medical student at Galveston. This is the first time Fred Ramsdell has been home in nearly three years and he expresses great pleasure at being back in the State, saying that it looks better to him than any other country. He is now coach in Football, track and basket ball at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburg. He comes of a family all of whom are excellent athletes, is brother Marshall having been captain of the Univeristy of Texas football team during the past season. His sister also won her letter at the University of Texas, playing on the girls' basket ball team.
  • She married Roy Leonard Adamson on 25 September 1912 in Dallas, Texas, at the home of her aunt, Miss Emma Halley.
  • The following appeared on 26 September 1912 in The Dallas Morning News: Yesterday afternoon at 6 o'clock Miss Alice Ramsdell, daughter of Mrs. Augusta H. Ramsdell, became the bride of R. L. Adamson, Rev. John G. Slater performing the ring ceremony at the home of Miss Emma Halley. The bride, wearing a gown of embroidered marquisette over satin, entered on the arm of her brother, Dr. Charles W. Ramsdell. She carried. . . .The Bride was attended by Miss Evelyn Linz of Galveston, maid of honor. . . The groom was attended by his brother, Sam Adamson. After the ceremony an informal home reception was given for the bridal party. . . . Later in the evening Mr. and Mrs. Adamson left for Omaha, Neb., where they will make their future home. the bride wore. . . . It will be of interest to many to know that the bride and groom were former university students, and it was there they first met.
  • The following appeared on 28 July 1913 in The Dallas Morning News: Mr. and Mrs. Roy L. Adamson of Omaha, Neb., are visiting their grandmother, Mrs. L. A. Halley, 4209 Swiss avenue. Mrs. Adamson's mother, Mrs. C. H. Ramsdell, will accompany them home.
  • The following appeared on 16 June 1914 in The Dallas Morning News: Mrs. C. H. Ramsdell and Mrs. Roy L. Adamson and little Miss Alice Eleanor Adamson of Omaaha, Neb., are the guests of Mrs. L. A. Halley, 4209 Swiss avenue.
  • Roy Leonard Adamson registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 in Wyandotte County, Kansas, while living with his wife and child in Kansas City, and employed there by Union Pacific Railroad as a civil engineer.
  • Roy Leonard Adamson and Alice Emma Ramsdell appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, at 4121 Sahler. Also in the household was one roomer.
  • Alice Emma Ramsdell became a widow at the 9 August 1956 death of her husband Roy Leonard Adamson.
  • The following appeared on 11 August 1956 in The San Diego Union: Roy L. Adamson, 69, industrial engineer of the Union Pacific Railroad at Los Angeles for 20 years, died Thursday in Glendale.
         Adamson directed construction of the East Los Angeles terminal, the Columbia River bridge, the spur line to Boulder City to carry supplies for the building of Hoover Dam, and terminals in KIansas City, Kan., and Council Bluffs, Ia.
         A native of Mexia, Tex., and an engineering graduate of the University of Texas, he joined the Union Pacific in Omaha in 1910. He became chief engineer of the road in 1937 and retired a feew months ago.
  • Alice Emma Ramsdell died on 13 October 1976 at age 86 in Los Angeles County, California.
  • She was interred at Grand View Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles County, California.
  • Last Edited: 13 Sep 2012

Family: Roy Leonard Adamson b. 11 February 1887, d. 9 August 1956