William Randolph Atkinson

1894–1979 (Age 84)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Randolph

William Randolph Atkinson was born on 17 September 1894, in Tennessee, United States. He married Amelia Appleton about 1921, in Tennessee, United States. He died in August 1979, in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 84.

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William Randolph Atkinson
Amelia Appleton
Marriage: about 1921

Spouse & Children

about 1921
Tennessee, United States

World Events (3)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 4

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.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 37

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 

Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Atkin .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Legacy NFS Source: William Randolph Atkinson - Government record: Census record: birth-name: William Randolph Atkinson
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Randolph Atkinson - Government record: Social Security record: death: August 1979; Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States

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