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William Branham's Vision Of Dr Sam Adair's Clinic

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William Branham's Vision Of Dr Sam Adair's Clinic:

William Branham often referred to Dr. Sam Adair as one of his closest friends. Sam Adair was not only the doctor who cared for his first wife Hope during her death, he was the family physician. He was so important to William Branham that Voice of God Recordings has included the location of Dr. Adair's clinic in their "Tour of Jeffersonville.

Branham used Dr. Adair's name in many of his life stories as he described the death of Hope and Sharon Rose. But with the exception of those who take the tour, many in the "Message" cult are not aware that Adair's clinic was the subject of "prophecy" in recorded sermon. Branham led his followers to believe that before Dr. Sam Adair, Jeffersonville had no medical clinic.

I said, "What is it, Dr. Adair?"
He said, "Well, Billy," said, "do you think that this city needs a clinic?"
I said, "Every city needs a clinic, doctor."
And he said, "Do you think that I'd be worthy to have that clinic?"
I said, "If there's anybody, I think you'd be."
Branham, 53-1206E - Do You Now Believe?

Branham referred to this on multiple occasions, claiming that Adair's clinic was the given to him by "Thus Saith The Holy Spirit"

In the prayer I raised up, and I seen his clinic, what it was to be. I said, "Dr. Adair, forget about that place down there." He just told me, said, "If God will give me that clinic, I'll promise Him now, that I'll put a big sign up in front that if people are not able for their medicine and their operations and things, as long as I'm able to afford it, I'll never charge a poor person a penny for it." And I said, "Well, that's mighty nice; they need it." But I said, "That's just asking for the sake of the people." So then I seen the clinic, I said, "Dr. Adair, your clinic will not be down there, for THUS SAITH THE HOLY SPIRIT, it'll set on the corner of Maple and Wall Street
Branham, 53-1206E - Do You Now Believe?

Dr. Sam Adair, the one William Branham referred to, was Dr. Samuel Lowery Adair V. He came from a long line of medical professionals that migrated from England and ended up in Clark County, Indiana near Jeffersonville. The first Sam Adair started the family tradition of medicine.

SAMUEL LOWERY ADAIR, M. D. Undoubtedly the family name of Adair brings to mind very frequently in Clark County, Indiana, grateful memories of medical efficiency and scientific care, reaching back over a long interval, for the present worthy bearer of the name and professional title of Dr. Samuel L. Adair is the third here in direct descent, and, like his father and grandfather, is held in honor and affection. The Adair family was established in the United States in 1815, by his grandfather, whose name he bears. The first Dr. Samuel L. Adair was born in England, but was professionally educated at Cincinnati, Ohio, and from that city came to New Washington, Indiana, in 1830.
By Charles Roll, A.M.
The Lewis Publishing Company, 1931

His son, Samuel Lowery Adair II, also a physician, trained at a medical school in Louisville Kentucky, just across the river from Jeffersonville, Indiana.

Samuel L.. Adair II was born at New Washington, Indiana, and during the war between the states was represented by a substitute, as he felt he could be of greater service to his fellow-citizens' cause by following his profession than by bearing arms. From youth he had taken a keen interest in medical science, receiving his early education therein under the preceptorship of his father, and then attending the Hospital College of Medicine, of Louisville, Kentucky, from which he was graduated in 1875, having received his degree of Doctor of Medicine the previous year from the Kentucky School of Medicine. He was a man of great public spirit, and a leader of his calling at New Washington, where his death occurred. He married Jane Shrader, of Clark County, who was of German descent, and they became the parents of four children.
By Charles Roll, A.M.
The Lewis Publishing Company, 1931

The father of William Branham's associate, Sam Lowery Adair IV, started the family practice in Jeffersonville in 1926. In 1931 when the "Indiana 150 Years Of American Development" was published, he had a successful practice described as "large" and "lucrative" in general medicine and surgery. Fraternally, he was a well-known Mason.

Samuel L. Adair, of this review, received his early education in the grade schools of Clark County, following which he enrolled as a student in the medical department of Kentucky University, from which he was graduated with the degree of Doctor of Medicine as a member of the class of 1904. At that time he returned to New Washington, where he was engaged successfully in practice until 1926, then locating at Jeffersonville, where he has since built up a large and lucrative practice in general medicine and surgery. Doctor Adair has established an unassailable standing as a thoroughly reliable and talented member of his calling, and his position in the esteem and confidence of his fellow-practitioners is evidenced by the fact that he was president of the Clark County Medical Society in 1927, and secretary of that organization in 1928. He also belongs to the Indiana State Medical Society and the American Medical Association, and is a member of the staff of the Clark County Memorial Hospital. During the World war he was a member of the Medical Reserve Corps, but was not called upon for active service. He has splendidly-equipped offices at 453 1/2 Spring Street. Fraternally Doctor Adair belongs to the Masons, the Eagles, the Modern Woodmen of America and the Lions Club.
Doctor Adair married Miss Grace E. Thompson, of Hendricks County, Indiana, who died in December, 1928, and to this union there were born two children: Samuel L. IV the fourth of the same name in straight succession to adopt medicine as a profession, who is now a medical student at the University of Louisville, Kentucky; and Juanita G., who is also attending that well-known institution.
By Charles Roll, A.M.
The Lewis Publishing Company, 1931

But though he was well-established in the city of Jeffersonville, Sam Adair IV was suffering internally. In 1934, he placed the barrel of a shotgun to his face and took his own life. His son and Branham's associate, Sam L Adair V, would immediately take over his practice. But the medical clinic was not originally on the corner of Maple and Wall Street as Branham had prophesied. His father's clinic was located at 447 Spring Street in Jeffersonville.

But the location of the clinic is not the only interesting part when one examines Dr. Sam Adair. In his life stories, Branham gave conflicting names for a nurse that he described as a "lifelong friend." This has led many to question Branham's account of Hope's death, especially combined with the historical record that places a great deal of Branham's claims in question. One of the names given for Hope's nurse was "Juanita." Dr. Sam Adair V had a sister named Juanita, who was also a medical professional. Branham used the names:

* Louise
* Hilda
* Juanita
* Evelyn

She motioned to the nurse. She took me by the hand, she said, "Louise," we knew them all well. She said, "Louise," (Hale) she said, "I hope when you get married that you have a husband like mine."
52-0720A - Life Story

And she said, "Come here, Hilda," it was a friend of hers. And here's what made me feel. She said, "I hope when you get married you have a husband like mine. "
51-0722A - Life Story

My wife called her over. She said, "Juanita," said, "I hope when you get married you have a husband like mine." Said, "He's been so good to me," and she had her arm around me.
53-1108A - Life Story

She said, "Come here," to the nurse. And she said, "Evelyn," she knew her, a schoolmate. Said, "If you ever get married, I hope you have a husband like mine."
50-0820A - My Life Story

The nurse come in. And she said, "Nurse, come over." She said, "I hope when you get married, you'll have a husband like mine."
50-0200 - Here We Have No Continuing City

Was the nurse's name actually Juanita, sister of Dr. Sam Adair? If so, why did he give the other names when she and Sam were very close friends?

Voice of God Recordings has made the claim that the newspaper archives were destroyed in the 1937 flood. We seem to have no trouble at all with locating them. Should we ask them to include the Jeffersonville Public Library in their "Tour of Jeffersonville?"

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Voice of God Recordings' "Tour of Jeffersonville"