Harry Henderson Adkinson

5 January 1874–11 August 1957 (Age 83)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Harry Henderson

When Harry Henderson Adkinson was born on 5 January 1874, in Iowa, United States, his father, Albert Henderson Adkison, was 25 and his mother, Laura W Wood, was 22. He married Sarah Jane (Genevive)(Dolly) Bourne on 14 July 1904, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Great Bend Township, Barton, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Watsonville, Santa Cruz, California, United States in 1920. He died on 11 August 1957, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in El Cerrito, Contra Costa, California, United States.

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Harry Henderson Adkinson
Sarah Jane (Genevive)(Dolly) Bourne
Marriage: 14 July 1904
Virginia Adkison
Bourne Adkison
Robert Adkison

Spouse and Children

14 July 1904
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Albert Henderson Adkison


    Laura W Wood




World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 8

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Adkin ( see Adkins ). Compare Atkinson .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harry Adkinson in household of A H Adkinson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Harry W. Adkinson in household of Albert H. Adkinson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Harry Adkison, "United States Census, 1920"

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