Copyright 2011-2018 John N. Lupia, III

Adolf Larson (1878-1967), was born on September 5, 1878 at Christiania, Norway, son of Adolf Larson (1851-), a carpenter, and Marie Albeck Larson (1844-). He came as a child with his family to Chicago, Illinois, in 1881.

He married a Swedish immigrant Jennie at Chicago and they had a daughter Leigh Maria, who became a university professor.

In May 1917 he was a guest speaker for Norse Liberty Day, a Norwegian celebration at the Good Templars Lodge, Los Angeles, California.

In the U. S. Census of 1920 he is listed as married with a daughter and worked as a wholesale merchant in the millinery profession.

Fig. Pacific Coast Numismatic Society correspondence to Adolf Larson, Jr., postmarked March 21, 1921, San Francisco, California, postal stationery.

In the U. S. Census of 1930 he owned an artificial flower shop and his two younger sisters Dagmar (1881-), and Mable (1883-) lived with him and his wife and daughter.

In the U. S. Census of 1940 he still owned his artificial flower shop.

According to The Numismatist, March 1940, he was reported to be the newly elected president of the California Coin Club at Los Angeles. The Santa Ana Register, Tuesday, February 20, 1940, page 5, reported him coming as a guest speaker to the Orange County Coin Club meeting in February. The Numismatist, May 1940, reported that he was awarded honorary membership in the Orange County Coin Club.

He was a member of the Los Angeles Coin Club.

He died on March 9, 1967, and is buried in the Angeles Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, California.

Bibliography :

Los Angeles Times, Wednesday, May 16, 1917, page 15

Membership List and Directory of the American Numismatic Association (1935) : 42

Santa Ana Register, Tuesday, February 20, 1940, page 5

The Numismatist, March (1940) : 199