Leona Angeline Akins ( Akin)

11 July 1862–24 September 1920 (Age 58)
Claiborne, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Leona Angeline

When Leona Angeline Akins ( Akin) was born on 11 July 1862, in Claiborne, Louisiana, United States, her father, Wesley McKindee Akins, was 21 and her mother, Sarah A. Foster, was 17. She married William Edward Owings about 1878, in Grayson, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 7, Grayson, Texas, United States in 1880 and Brown Township, Jefferson, Oklahoma, United States in 1910. She died on 24 September 1920, in Jefferson, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Grady Cemetery, Grady, Jefferson, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Edward Owings
Leona Angeline Akins ( Akin)
Marriage: about 1878
Thomas Charles Owings
James Edward Owings
Eulia Mae Owings
Fannie Long Owings
Johnie Owings
Ollie Mae Owings
Sarah Jane Owings
Johnnie Owings
William George Owings

Spouse and Children

about 1878
Grayson, Texas, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Alice Mina Akins


    George William Akin


    John Wesley Akin


    Mary Ann Akin


+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Louisiana Is Readmitted Into the Union

Age 6

Louisiana was readmitted into the Union.
1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 19

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: variant spelling of Aikens .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Leona A Owens in household of William E Owens, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Leana A Owings in household of William E Owings, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Aikens in entry for Sallie J Roden, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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