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Robert Hazelhurst McAdoo
Ensign, United States Navy
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R. H. MCADOO TO MARRY
Ex-Secretary’s Son to Wed Miss Lorraine Rowan Christmas Day

LOS ANGELES, California, November 28, 1923 – The announcement of the coming marriage of Miss Lorraine Arnold Rowan and Robert H. McAdoo is an event of wide interest.  The wedding will take place on Christmas Day at Miss Rowan’s home, 1170 Hillside Drive, Pasadena.

Miss Rowan is the daughter of the late Robert A. and Mrs. Rowan and has recently returned with her mother from Florence, Italy, where she has been in school for the last year and a half.

Mr. McAdoo is the son of William Gibbs McAdoo and is a graduate of Princeton University.  Following the wedding he and his bride will make their home in Pasadena.


DAUGHTER-IN-LAW OF MCADOO ASKS WEDDING PERMIT
Divorced In Mexico, She Awaits Decree

MIAMI, Florida, June 24, 1936 – Thomas Shevlin, 22, and Mrs. Lorraine Rowan McAdoo, 30, both of New York, today applied for a marriage license.

Mrs. McAdoo said that she and Robert McAdoo were divorced today in Mexico City.  She and Shevlin plan to marry as soon as the decree is received and the license obtained.


ROBERT H. MCADOO, 38, PASSES IN NEW YORK
Pneumonia is Fatal to Son of California Senator, Ex-Cabinet Member

NEW YORK, January 10, 1937 – Robert H. McAdoo, 38-year-old son of United States Senator William Gibbs McAdoo, Democrat, California, died at his home here tonight of pneumonia.  He had been ill since Wednesday.

The Senator was at the bedside.

The son, who was in the investment banking and insurance business here lived at 503 East 55th Street, in the exclusive Sutton Place neighborhood,

At the age of 18, when the United States entered the World War he enlisted in the Navy.

He was later transferred to Naval Aviation and was about to obtain his pilot’s commission when the armistice was signed.

Afterward he studied at Princeton University for three years and then entered Babson Institute.  From the latter school of business near Boston he entered offices here.

McAdoo was a son of the thrice-married Senator and his first wife, the former Sarah H. Fleming of Chattanooga, Tennessee, who died in 1912.

Surviving children of the marriage are Francis H. McAdoo of New York, Mrs. Clayton Platt, Jr., of Philadelphia, Mrs. Brice Clagett of Landover, Maryland, Mrs. Francis Taylor of New York and William Gibbs McAdoo, Jr.

Robert was born in Yonkers, New York, in November 1898.  He received his preliminary education at St. Paul’s School, Concord, New Hampshire.  In New York he was a member of the racquet and tennis and turf and field clubs.

Private funeral services will be held at his late residence Tuesday afternoon.  Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery at Washington.


R. H. MCADOO SERVICES TODAY

NEW YORK, January 12, 1937 – The funeral services for Robert H. McAdoo, third son of United States Senator William G. McAdoo, will be held at 4 P.M. today in St. James’s Church, Madison Avenue and Seventy-First Street, instead of at the residence, 503 East Fifty-Fifth Street, as first planned.  Mr. McAdoo died Sunday night of pneumonia at the age of 38.


ROBERT H. MCADOO BURIED

WASHINGTON, January 13, 1937 – Funeral services were held at Arlington National Cemetery this morning with full military honors for Robert H. McAdoo, son of Senator McAdoo, who died in New York of pneumonia.  Chaplain J. H. Brooks of the Navy officiated.

The honorary pallbearers were: Lieutenant Commander E. W. Rounds, Lieutenant H. J. Huester, Lieutenant J. J. Klak and Ensigns Philip Dalton and H. I. Rothrock, all of the Naval Reserve, and Lieutenant H. B. Wheeler, USN.

Note he is buried in the same gravesite as his father, William Gibbs McAdoo, U.S. Senator and Secretary of the Treasury, and William Gibbs McAdoo, Jr, Lieutenant, United States Navy.


MCADOO, ROBERT HAZLEHURST
ENSIGN USN
DATE OF DEATH: 01/10/1937
BURIED AT: SECTION EAST  SITE 4698
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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Posted:11 January 2008