Sophia Atkin

4 April 1844–7 December 1924 (Age 80)
Empingham, Rutland, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Sophia

When Sophia Atkin was born on 4 April 1844, in Empingham, Rutland, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Atkin Sr, was 44 and her mother, Elizabeth Wann, was 37. She married John Whetten on 27 May 1861, in Cross Plains, Dane, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Marysvale, Piute, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 7 December 1924, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Henry Huff Sr
Sophia Atkin
Marriage: 29 July 1865
Sophia Huff
Mary Adelaide Huff
Sarah Jane Huff
Olive Maria Huff
Baby Huff
James Henry Huff Jr

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 July 1865Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 10
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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 (32)

    • Sophia Huff in household of Jas Huff, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Sophia Huff in entry for Morani Stock and Olive M Huff, "Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964"
    • Sophia Atkin in entry for Olive M. Stick, "Arizona, Deaths, 1870-1951"

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