Biography of Dr. Lyman A. Adair
North Central Ohio Biographies

Lyman A. Adair, M. D., who is recognized as one of the able young physicians and surgeons of Wooster, is a member of one of the oldest and best known families of Wayne County. He was born at Doylestown, Wayne County, Aug. 10, 1892, the son of Edward E. and Nina (Franks) Adair.

Edward E. Adair was a well known figure in educational circles of Wayne County for many years. He was born in Wooster Township, July 8, 1857, and was graduated from Wooster College in the class of 1881. He became identified with the school system of this county and spent his entire life as a teacher here. He served as a member of the board of Wayne County school examiners for a period of 18 years. Mr. Adair died June 12, 1913. His wife was born in Chippewa Township, Wayne County, June 16, 1871, and now lives in Wooster. Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Adair: Lyman A., the subject of this sketch; Frances L., a graduate of Wooster College, now a teacher in Lakewood (Ohio) public schools; Jeanette F., a graduate of Kent Normal School, lives at Detroit, Mich.; and Edward E., a student, lives at home.

Edward E. Adair was the son of Anderson Adair, who came to Wayne County with his parents from Fayette County, Pa. They settled in Wooster Township, where Anderson Adair became a prosperous farmer and leading citizen. For several terms he served as county commissioner. He died at the age of 80 years. His father, Patrick Adair, was a native of County Down, Ireland, and an early settler of Fayette County, Pa. He served throughout the War of 1812 and came to Wooster Township, Wayne County, in 1824. He died in 1866 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Wooster. He is thus recognized as one of the first settlers of Wooster Township.

Lyman A. Adair attended the public and high schools of Doylestown, and was a student of Wooster College and subsequently took up the study of medicine at the University of Michigan, from which he received the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1921. He has since been engaged in general practice in Wooster, with offices at 243 East Liberty Street. Doctor Adair is also a member of the staff of the Kinney & Knestrick Hospital, Wooster.

On Aug. 10, 1926, Doctor Adair married Miss Ruth M. Weygandt, the daughter of Harry F. and Margaret (Peters) Weygandt, who are residents of Chippewa Township, where Mr. Weygandt is a prosperous farmer. Mrs. Adair is also a niece of Judge Weygandt, who lives retired in Wooster. She was born at Orrville, Ohio, and is a graduate of the Nurses School, City Hospital, Akron, Ohio. Doctor and Mrs. Adair have a daughter, Nina Patricia, born March 8, 1928.

Doctor Adair is a member of the Presbyterian Church and belongs to Ebenezer Lodge, No. 33, F. & A. M.; Wooster Chapter, No. 27, R. A. M.; B. P. O. E., No. 1346, Wooster; County, State, and National Medical Associations; and has been local surgeon for the B. & O. R. R. for the past five years.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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