Maria Isabel Adkins

1855–1945 (Age 89)
Huntsville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States

The Life of Maria Isabel

When Maria Isabel Adkins was born on 13 May 1855, in Huntsville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States, her father, David Royce Adkins, was 24 and her mother, Julia Catherine Downing, was 19. She married William Henry Mallard on 26 February 1876, in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She died on 25 March 1945, in Stockton, San Joaquin, California, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Stockton, San Joaquin, California, United States.

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Maria Isabel Adkins
William Henry Mallard
Marriage: 26 February 1876
Royce Fayette Mallard
Henry Goddard Mallard
Archie Joseph Mallard

Spouse & Children

  • Female1855–1945Female

  • William Henry Mallard


26 February 1876
Oakland, Alameda, California, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • David Royce Adkins


  • Julia Catherine Downing




World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 1

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 26

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • Isabell M Mallard in household of William H Mallard, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Isabella Mallard in household of William Mallard, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Isabel Adkins in entry for Archie Joseph Mallard, "California Deaths and Burials, 1776-2000"

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