Carl Esker Atkins

18 May 1924–16 June 2013 (Age 89)
Surry, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Carl Esker

When Carl Esker Atkins was born on 18 May 1924, in Surry, North Carolina, United States, his father, Joseph McKinley Atkins, was 26 and his mother, Lillie Frances Corder, was 25. He married Annie Lee Needham on 14 December 1958, in Surry, North Carolina, United States. He registered for military service in 1944. He died on 16 June 2013, in Dobson, Surry, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Dobson, Surry, North Carolina, United States.

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Carl Esker Atkins
Annie Lee Needham
Marriage: 14 December 1958

Spouse and Children


    Annie Lee Needham


14 December 1958
Surry, North Carolina, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Ivan Harding Atkins


    Clifton Joseph Atkins



    Troy McKinley Atkins


    Lacy McIver Atkins


World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 5

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 24

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Atkin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Carl Atkins in household of Joe Atkins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Carl Atkins in household of Joe Atkins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Carl Esker Atkins, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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