Ernest Edward Watkins

4 May 1933–22 January 2007 (Age 73)
Loudon, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Ernest Edward

When Ernest Edward Watkins was born on 4 May 1933, in Loudon, Tennessee, United States, his father, Joseph Valentine Watkins, was 24 and his mother, Katheryne Carrie Mae Bost, was 23. He lived in Civil District 1, Loudon, Tennessee, United States for about 5 years. He died on 22 January 2007, in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Loudon, Tennessee, United States.

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Ernest Edward Watkins
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World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 2

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.
1942 · Atomic Energy Plant at Oak Ridge

Age 9

The atomic energy plant that was built in Oak RIdge, Tennessee. The land was acquired secretly by the government in order to help with the Manhattan Project. The Uranium for the project was housed in the facility.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 22

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

English (also frequent in Wales): patronymic from the personal name Watkin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Earnest Edward Walkins in household of Joe Walkins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ernest Watkins in entry for Mrs Katheryne Bost Watkins, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Mr Ernest Edward Watkins, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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