William Ray Atkinson

1913–1994 (Age 80)
Virginia, United States

The Life of William Ray

When William Ray Atkinson was born on 20 December 1913, in Virginia, United States, his father, William Evans Atkinson, was 33 and his mother, Beulah Abby King, was 21. He married Gertrude Safronia Brewer on 3 February 1945, in Norfolk, Virginia, United States. He lived in Simpsons, Floyd, Virginia, United States in 1930. He died on 20 May 1994, in Central City, Montgomery, Virginia, United States, at the age of 80.

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William Ray Atkinson
Gertrude Safronia Brewer
Marriage: 3 February 1945

Spouse & Children

3 February 1945
Norfolk, Virginia, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • William Evans Atkinson


  • Beulah Abby King




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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

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.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 4

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 22

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Atkin .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • William R Atkinson in household of Evans W Atkinson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ray in entry for Oliver Spencer Skeebo Atkinson, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • William Ray Atkinson in entry for Gary Ray Atkinson and Brenda Faye Barksdale, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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