Individual Record 283

Name}   Schwartz, Adele Ruth Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Exa   8 Jun  1918 Place} San Francisco, San Francisco, California
Marr.: Date} Fam 13 Aug 1937 Place} Yuba City, Sutter, California     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa 27 Aug 2007 Place} 2001 Skycrest Drive #4, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa, Calif.
Burial: Date}   Place}  
  Grave Marker}  
Source 1}  73 = Interview
Source 2} 181 = Interview
Source 3} 534 = Birth record
Source 4} 671 = Photograph
Source 5} 680 = S.S. record
Source 6} 830 = Letter
Source 7} 855 = 1920 USA cen
Source 8} 856 = 1930 USA cen
Source 9} 857 = Photograph
Source 10}858 = Letter
Source 11} 859 = Journal artl
Source 12} 860 = Journal obit
Source 13} 861 = Oral trnscpt
Source 14}1252=Funeral rec
Parents: } Rudolph Schwartz & Nedye Ethel Loewy
   Relationship No.} Parents not traced
1st Household No.} 322 = San Francisco, San Francisco, California
      Occupation 1} Plant pathologist
       Occupation 2} Writer
  Religion/Church}  
Spouses:   Prime} Lawyer, Lewis Olson
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Adele was born June 8th 1918 in San Francisco, California.  The California Birth Index listed her name as Ruth Adele, but she always went by the name Adele.  Adele's parents were Rudolph Schwartz and Nedye Ethel Loewy, both born in New York.  Rudloph was a cigar manufacturer and his parents were born in Germany.  Nedye's parents were born in Austria.  In 1930, Adele and her parents were living in and apartment at 1445 Oak Street in San Francisco.  In 1930, Adele now had a brother, 2 years younger, and the family lived at 146 23rd Avenue in San Francisco.

Adele attended UC Berkeley, obtaining a B.A. in child development.  She married Lewis Lawyer on August 13, 1937, when she was 19 years old.  According to Donald Olson, Lewis's cousin, they worked for the California Packing Company.

Later they both had an exciting career working for the Del Monte Corp. as plant pathologists.  After retiring, she and her husband were involved in raising a variety of iris, and hybridizing tall bearded and Pacific Coast native iris.  They had a one acre yard in the Oakland hills with a view of the bay.  They also traveled with family and friends.

Click to enlarge After the death of Lewis, when the yard work became too much, she moved to Rossmoor in Walnut Creek.  She liked to zip around Rossmoor in her little red golf cart.  Here she was living closer to her brother and his wife.  Her daughter lived nearby, and her son about an hour away.  She had been spending summers in Hawaii with her daughter and her family, but in 2005, she went to Sea Ranch on the Northern California Coast, with her son and his family.  Seen at the right in 2005, she is lively at age 87 years.  Adele passed away at her home in Rossmoor, Monday, August 27, 2007, surrounded by her close family.  She died from complications related to her four year battle with ovarian cancer.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Adele Lawyer
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Adele Lawyer in 2006
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} Bachelor of Arts                             or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service} None                                  for the State of}  
Health Condition} Ovarian cancer
  Cause of Death} Cancer
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 30 Mar 2012
Date Created}    6 Dec 1993
Copyright © 2007 - 2012 by Karen L. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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