William Atkin Jr

27 March 1835–22 May 1900 (Age 65)
Empingham, Rutland, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Atkin Jr was born on 27 March 1835, in Empingham, Rutland, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Atkin Sr, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth Wann, was 28. He married Rachel Thompson on 18 December 1854, in Empingham, Rutland, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Bloomington, Washington, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 22 May 1900, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Atkin Jr
Rachel Thompson
Marriage: 18 December 1854
Ester Ann Atkin
William Atkin
Rachel Violet Atkin
Joseph Thompson Atkin
Henry Thomas Atkin
John Peter Atkin
George Alma Atkin
Heber Charles Atkin
Enoch Atkin
May Atkin
Hyrum Atkin
Nellie Martha Atkin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 December 1854Empingham, Rutland, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 8
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1861 · St. George Founded
    Age 26
    On December 6,1861, St. George Utah was founded. How it got its name remains a mystery. Some claim it was supposedly named after George A. Smith who was an Apostle for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the time. Those that went down were told to start cotton fields as it might be important with the American Civil War going on.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Atkin (composed of Ade + the diminutive suffix -kin). This is one of the many medieval pet forms of Adam . Compare Scottish Aitken .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Sophia Ann Atkin 1844-1924

    Sophia Atkin emigrated to America at the age of 12 accompanied by her brother Levi Atkin, age 15, expecting to meet their older brother, William ATkin, at Woodriver, Iowa. William Atkin and his wife …

    Sources (51)

    • William Atkins in household of William Atkins, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • William Atkin in entry for Henry T Atkin and Charlotte N Harris, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Willm in entry for Esther Ann Atkin, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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