Adamsons: Front: Karl, Jessie, David, Afton, Arnold; Back: Clyde, Virgil, Nida, Keith, Alta, Mark, LeGrand
Clyde Alexander and Barbara V. Comer Adamson: Clyde was born August 20, 1910, fifth child of David Hutchison and Jessie Diantha Myers Adamson (q.v.), in Highland. He married Barbara V. Comer October 22, 1934. She was born in Alpine, Utah, June 20, 1917, to Robert and Mabel Brown Comer. They lived for many years on Highland on the corner where was built the first Highland City Hall (#60 on the 1958 Highland map - interactive, larger). They had three children; Gary K, Randy C and Barbara Jean.
David Hutchison and Jessie Diantha Myers Adamson: David was born November 24, 1872, in American Fork, Utah Territory, to Alexander and Mary Hutchison Adamson. Jessie was born December 11, 1878, the first white girl to be born in Highland, to George Yost and Mary Ann Whiting Myers (q.v.). They moved to Highland (#60 on the 1958 Highland map - interactive, larger), with his brother Pete (#45 on the 1958 Highland map - interactive, larger), between 1907 and 1910 and the last six of their ten children were born there. They also lived in #25. Their children were: Nida Mary (Hall), Alta Blanche (Nash), Arnold George, Martell (Mark) David, Clyde Alexander, Virgil Myers, Jesse LeGrand, Victor Keith, Afton Diantha (Jacob) and Karl Blaine.
The 1917 influenza epidemic took its toll in Highland but Jessie was able to nurse all her children to recovery. David was chairman of the Old Folk’s Committee for many years and he and Jessie greatly enjoyed the involvement. They were great dancers and had Carter’s Orchestra from Lehi perform at their functions. David died March 3, 1946, five days after their son Keith had his mission farewell, in American Fork and Jessie died February 27, 1954, in Provo.
Their children Clyde, Nida (Hall), Alta (Nash), Virgil, J. LeGrand, and Keith, all lived in Highland after they were married. J. LeGrand was the bishop for almost 8 years and his son, Eric was the mayor of Highland 1982-86. Jess, son of Keith was mayor 1998-2005.
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Jesse LeGrand and Cora Loraine Beck Adamson: LeGrand was the seventh child of David Hutchison and Jessie Diantha Myers Adamson (q.v.), born November 18, 1916, in Highland.
His first schooling was in the building that was also the Highland Ward Church. He graduated from American Fork High in 1935 and at that time was also serving with the Boy Scouts and as secretary of the YMMIA. He lived and worked in Draper for a time but returned to Highland before being called to serve in the Western States Mission, leaving on March 16, 1939. Upon his return he taught Sunday School and again worked with the Boy Scouts. He took over the operation of his father’s farm and raised chickens for his livelihood.
Thomas Hutchinson and Lodema Pearl Christofferson Adamson: Tom was the third and youngest of Alexander’s sons to live in Highland, born October 26, 1878. He moved here after 1910 and before 1918, when he registered for the WWI draft as a Highland resident. Pearl was born April 15, 1881, in Springerville, Arizona Territory. They were parents of at least six children: Violet, Henry C., Norma May, Thomas Wayne, Maurice Boyd, and Fae. They were in Highland for the censuses of 1920 and 1930 but were living in American Fork in 1940. Pearl died May 18, 1964 and Tom followed on July 2, 1968. They are buried in the American Fork City Cemetery.
Thomas Wayne and Mina Nash Adamson: Thomas was a son of Thomas Hutchinson Adamson (q.v.) and lived in Highland with his wife for a short time after they were married. He was born January 20, 1912, in American Fork, Utah and was living in Highland with his parents in 1920 and 1930. He married Mina March 10, 1932, in Farmington, Utah. Mina was born February 14, 1914, in Alpine, Utah to Ephraim Jefferson and Mindwell (Mina) Nash. They had three children: Irwin J., Wayne K., and Gerald E. Irwin died at the age of two months. They lived in #56, after the Wimmers had unsuccessfully tried to start a service station and barber shop there and before Johnny Greenland had his successful service station in the same spot.
Virgil Myers and Helen Gardner Adamson: The sixth child of David Hutchison and Jessie Diantha Myers Adamson, was born July 19, 1914, in Highland. He graduated from American Fork High School then worked for two years at a CCC camp in the Moon Lake area. He then married Helen Gardner, who was born in Lovell, Wyoming May 23, 1916, a daughter of Angus Cannon and Mary Whipple Gardner. They first lived on the Alpine highway in a home belonging to Eph and Alta Nash (#98 on the 1958 Highland map - interactive, larger), then built a basement home in the creek bottom (#73 on the 1958 Highland map - interactive, larger) They had one son, Edwin Virgil (Ted, Teddy), born in 1938.
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1958 Highland Homes & Families (table with addresses)
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