Albion E Hainer was the son of Edwin Alonzo Hainer and Harriet C. Brazier. He was born on November 16, 1899, in Newark, New Jersey. Edwin and Harriet had two children; Winona Pearl (1891) and Albion (1899).
Edwin, Albion, Harriet, Winona Pearl – 1901 or 1902
In the 1900 Federal Census, Edwin and his family lived in the 8th Ward of Newark at 942 Summer Avenue. Edwin is a minister. The census record indicates that the two children, Winona and Albion, live with them but they also have a woman by the name of Jennie Sullivan who is listed as a servant. She is 23 years old.
By the 1910 Census, Albion is 10 years old. His father died in 1905. He lives with his mother, Hattie, and sister Winona on Pitman Street in Providence, Rhode Island. In the 1910 Census, Hattie and Winona list their occupation as Artists who paint oil paintings at home.
In the Rhode Island 1915 State census, they remained on Pitman Street. Hattie states that she is self-employed and Winona is working for a gas company. Albion enlisted in the Army in the spring of 1919. He reported to boot camp at Camp Devens in Massachusetts on March 16, 1919. He was a member of Battery A 103rd Field Infantry. His transport record implies that he was sent to France. He listed his mother Harriet Hainer as his emergency contact. She resides at 101 Pitman Street in Providence Rhode, Island. While on Active duty, he obtained the rank of Corporal.
WWI – 1919 – Battery A 103rd Army Infantry
I do not find a 1920 Federal Census record for Albion E Hainer. He may have still been overseas at the time of the Census. According to a family tree on ancestry.com, Albion Edwin and Ada C Cawthorne were married on September 3, 1920, in Detroit Michigan. The next record I find is a death certificate for Norman Hainer in Dearborn Michigan. His parents are A. Edwin Hainer and Ada C Cawthorne. He was born on September 30, 1921, and died eight hours later on October 1, 1921. This birth is listed as premature on the Death Certificate.
Albion Edwin and Ada Hainer – 1920
By the 1930 Federal Census, Albion and his family are living in Inglewood California. His occupation is listed as an engineer for an Oil Refinery. Albion E and Ada have two children, Virgina (1925) and Donald (1927).
In the 1940 Federal Census, Albion and his family are listed in Inglewood California. They have three children; Virgina, Donald, and Carol (1931). They live at 3850 West Century in Inglewood, California. Albion lists his occupation as Dealer- Contact Man and his employer is an Oil Company.
Though the information from Fold3 is not exactly clear, it seems to indicate that he also served in WWII as a Lt. Colonel in the Army but the dates of his service aren’t available in the records. He was living in Indio, California during this time period. His draft record states that he is not employed but he is retired. I do not find a Service record for WWI From 1949 through 1965, Albion E Hainer is listed in the Army Registry living in California at various addresses.
Forty-nine years ago today, Albion Edwin Hainer died in Hawaii. He was cremated and I find no actual burial location. Albion Edwin is my third cousin 2X removed.
Rest in peace and thanks so much for your service!
Family photos publically shared on Ancestry.com by Peggy Slemp