William Churchell Adkins

1893–1981 (Age 88)
Pioneer, Campbell, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Churchell

When William Churchell Adkins was born on 6 January 1893, in Pioneer, Campbell, Tennessee, United States, his father, John Crittenden Adkins, was 31 and his mother, Martha Lay, was 28. He married Stella Rebecca Phillips on 24 November 1923, in Scott, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Scott, Tennessee, United States in 1930 and Civil District 1, Scott, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 23 June 1981, in Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States.

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William Churchell Adkins
Stella Rebecca Phillips
Marriage: 24 November 1923
Dereda Adkins
Narvle Berley Adkins
W C Adkins
Geniscerl Adkins
John Adkins
Dennis Adkins
Bradford Wallace Adkins

Spouse & Children

24 November 1923
Scott, Tennessee, United States


  • Female1925–2001Female

  • Male1926–1996Male

  • W C Adkins


  • Geniscerl Adkins


  • John Adkins


+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • John Crittenden Adkins


  • Martha Lay




+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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 5

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 23

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)

  • Churcwell Adkins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • W C Adkins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William C Adkins in household of John C Adkins, "United States Census, 1910"

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