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William H. Adolph, chiropractor

William H. Adolph, chiropractor

Dr. William Howard Adolph, a retired Randallstown-area chiropractor and decorated World War II veteran, died of cancer March 27 at his Owings Mills home. He was 92.

Born in Philadelphia and raised in the Idlewylde section of Baltimore County, he was the son of William Taylor Adolph, a salesman, and Gladys Keen Adolph, a homemaker. As a young man, he helped with family finances — his parents had 10 children — by driving a milk truck, delivering newspapers, cutting lawns and singing in a church choir. He was a 1937 graduate of Towson High School.

He received an academic and football scholarship to what was then Western Maryland College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts...