Elijah Adkins

7 April 1869–15 August 1946 (Age 77)
Lincoln, West Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Elijah

When Elijah Adkins was born on 7 April 1869, in Lincoln, West Virginia, United States, his father, Mathew Mack Adkins, was 48 and his mother, Judith Adkins, was 36. He married Canzazy Nelson in 1897, in Lincoln, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Laurel Hill District, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States in 1930. He died on 15 August 1946, in Midkiff, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Arnolds Creek Cemetery, Gill, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States.

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Elijah Adkins
Canzazy Nelson
Marriage: 1897
Hulda Adkins
Roxie Adkins
Enoch Adam Adkins
Allen Adkins
Edith Adkins
Oley Adkins
Everett Adkins

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  • Marriage
    1897Lincoln, West Virginia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 1
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
    1870 · Giving all the right to vote
    Age 1
    The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 21
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Adkin (a pet form of Adam formed with the suffix -kin) + genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This name was particularly common in the English Midlands. Compare Atkins .

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

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    Sources (10)

    • Eliga Adkins, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Elija Adkins in household of Mathew Adkins, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Adkins in entry for Everett Adkins, "Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007"

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