James Everett Atkins

1896–1985 (Age 88)
Ray, Missouri, United States

The Life of James Everett

When James Everett Atkins was born on 5 October 1896, in Ray, Missouri, United States, his father, John W Atkins, was 29 and his mother, Minnie Florence Hunt, was 19. He married Tommy Fern Holman on 17 May 1919, in Lawson, Ray, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Polk Township, Ray, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He died on 28 August 1985, in Lawson, Ray, Missouri, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Lawson, Ray, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Everett Atkins
Tommy Fern Holman
Marriage: 17 May 1919
Ruth L Atkins
James Tommy Atkins
Floyd Ray Atkins
Arthur A Atkins
John H Atkins
Reta F Atkins

Spouse and Children

17 May 1919
Lawson, Ray, Missouri, United States


    Ruth L Atkins



    Floyd Ray Atkins


    Arthur A Atkins


    John H Atkins


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



    Floyd Haynie Atkins


    Lawrence A. Atkins



World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 8

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Atkin .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James E Adkins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James E Atkins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James E in entry for James Tommy Or J T Atkins, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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