William Earl Adkins

1899–1989 (Age 90)
Iredell, North Carolina, United States

The Life of William Earl

When William Earl Adkins was born on 3 January 1899, in Iredell, North Carolina, United States, his father, Robert Lee Adkins, was 34 and his mother, Sarah Lou Dora Long, was 24. He married Jettie Mae Shoemaker on 21 October 1924, in Iredell, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Chambersburg Township, Iredell, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years and National City, San Diego, California, United States in 1940. He died on 30 August 1989, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

William Earl Adkins
Jettie Mae Shoemaker
Marriage: 21 October 1924
William Wallace Adkins
Joanne Mae Adkins

Spouse & Children

21 October 1924
Iredell, North Carolina, United States


  • William Wallace Adkins


  • Female1931–2006Female

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1864–1946Male

  • Sarah Lou Dora Long




+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 7

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 24

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William E Adkins in household of Robert L Adkins, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William E Adkins, "United States Census, 1930"

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