William Cecil Adkins

1891–1979 (Age 88)
Griffithsville, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States

The Life of William Cecil

When William Cecil Adkins was born on 20 March 1891, in Griffithsville, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States, his father, John A. Adkins, was 46 and his mother, Rhoda Adkins, was 27. He lived in Guyandotte, Cabell, West Virginia, United States in 1910 and Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia, United States in 1930. He died on 5 July 1979, in Ona, Cabell, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Milton Cemetery, Milton, Cabell, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John A. Adkins
Rhoda Adkins
William Cecil Adkins
Marietta Adkins

Parents & Siblings

  • John A. Adkins


  • Rhoda Adkins




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Adkin, a pet form of Adam that was in use particularly in the English Midlands, + patronymic -s. Compare Atkins .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • W Cecil Adkins in household of Rhoda A Adkins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Adkins in household of John Adkins, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Cecil Adkins, "Find A Grave Index"

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