Merritt H Adamson, Sr. undated. Born in Los Angeles in 1888, Adamson obtained an undergraduate and then a law degree at the University of Southern California. He later decided to pursue his interest in livestock and ranching, and ultimately became the superintendant of the Rindge family estate on Rancho Malibu. There he met, and in 1915 married, Rhoda Agatha Rindge, the youngest child of Frederick and May Rindge. Together they would found Adohr Farms and the derivative Adohr Dairy, a major milk products firm in Los Angeles in the early and mid-20th century Los Angeles area. (Adohr is Rhoda spelled backwards).