Marietta Adkins

1904–1973 (Age 69)
Hager, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Marietta

When Marietta Adkins was born on 8 March 1904, in Hager, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States, her father, Milton A. Adkins, was 27 and her mother, Cora Bell Stowers, was 26. She married Frank Silas Starkey on 24 April 1923, in Sias, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States. She lived in Union Magisterial District, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States in 1910. She died on 14 August 1973, in Castro Valley, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Hayward, Alameda, California, United States.

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Marietta Adkins
Frank Silas Starkey
Marriage: 24 April 1923

Spouse & Children

24 April 1923
Sias, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States

Parents & Siblings



  • Female1899–1986Female

  • Elby Adkins


  • Bessie Adkins


  • Luther Kenous Adkins


  • Female1904–1973Female

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 2

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 19

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)

  • Mary E Adkins in household of Milton Adkins, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Marietta Adkins in entry for Rixie Fisher and Betty Lee Starkey, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Meretta Adkins, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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