William D Adkins

1869–1918 (Age 48)
Kanawha, West Virginia, United States

The Life of William D

When William D Adkins was born in February 1869, in Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, his father, Stephen Alex Adkins, was 39 and his mother, Cynthia Ann Arthur, was 22. He married Rachel Anna Lara Bragg on 19 September 1895, in Summers, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Richmond Magisterial District, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States for about 20 years and Little Levels District, Pocahontas, West Virginia, United States in 1910. He died on 9 January 1918, in Marlinton, Pocahontas, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Droop, Pocahontas, West Virginia, United States.

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William D Adkins
Rachel Anna Lara Bragg
Marriage: 19 September 1895
Lula Mays Adkins
William E Adkins
Oscar Stephen Adkins
Walter F Adkins
Samuel H Adkins
Kyle T Adkins
Oliver T Adkins
Columbus Adkins

Spouse & Children

19 September 1895
Summers, West Virginia, United States


  • Female1889–1981Female

  • William E Adkins


  • Male1896–1980Male

  • Walter F Adkins


  • Samuel H Adkins


+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Stephen Alex Adkins


  • Cynthia Ann Arthur




+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 1

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.

Age 17

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • William Adkins in household of Stephen Adkins, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Adkins, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William D Adkins, "United States Census, 1900"

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