Mildred A. Kern

September 1860–26 November 1932 (Age 72)
Roanoke, Virginia, United States

The Life of Mildred A.

When Mildred A. Kern was born in September 1860, in Roanoke, Virginia, United States, her father, Jacob Kern, was 29 and her mother, Frances Ann Witt, was 30. She married Robert Wilson Atkinson on 26 February 1879, in Bedford, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Virginia, United States in 1870. She died on 26 November 1932, in Richmond, Virginia, United States, at the age of 72.

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Robert Wilson Atkinson
Mildred A. Kern
Marriage: 26 February 1879
Annie Maude Atkinson

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26 February 1879
Bedford, Virginia, United States


    Annie Maude Atkinson


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World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 1

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Age 3

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

Age 21

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

1 Irish: reduced form of McCarron .2 German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German kerne ‘kernel’, ‘seed’, ‘pip’; Middle Dutch kern(e), keerne; German Kern or Yiddish kern ‘grain’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a farmer, or a nickname for a small person. As a Jewish surname, it is mainly ornamental.3 English: probably a metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of hand mills, from Old English cweorn ‘hand mill’, or a habitational name for someone from Kern in the Isle of Wight, named from this word.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mildred A Kern in household of Jacob Kern, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mittie A Atkinson in household of John W Burkholder, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mittie A Kern in entry for Robert Wilson Atkinson, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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