Joseph Albert Atkins

Male11 September 1918–19 June 1966

Brief Life History of Joseph Albert

When Joseph Albert Atkins was born on 11 September 1918, in Des Arc, Prairie, Arkansas, United States, his father, Thomas Epps Atkins, was 36 and his mother, Delma Bacon Willeford, was 27. He lived in Michigan, United States in 1965. He died on 19 June 1966, in Wyandotte, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Riverview, Wayne, Michigan, United States.

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Thomas Epps Atkins
Delma Bacon Willeford
Dorthy Carnelia Atkins
William Thomas Atkins
Joseph Albert Atkins

Sources (6)

  • Joe A Atkins in household of Thomas E Atkins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Joseph Albert Atkins - Published information: Obituary: birth-name: Joseph Albert Atkins
  • Joseph Albert Atkins, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 4

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.


Age 13

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Atkin (a pet form of Adam) with genitival -s, or a variant of Atkin , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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