Laura Enid Adkins

1921–1976 (Age 55)
Gimlet, Elliott, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Laura Enid

When Laura Enid Adkins was born on 14 June 1921, in Gimlet, Elliott, Kentucky, United States, her father, John James Adkins, was 44 and her mother, Della True Hay, was 33. She married William Walter Moreland on 12 October 1940, in Greenup, Greenup, Kentucky, United States. She lived in Elliott, Kentucky, United States in 1930. She died on 3 August 1976, in Boyd, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Ashland, Boyd, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Laura Enid Adkins
William Walter Moreland
Marriage: 12 October 1940

Spouse & Children

  • Female1921–1976Female

  • William Walter Moreland


12 October 1940
Greenup, Greenup, Kentucky, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • John James Adkins


  • Della True Hay




  • Male1904–1980Male

  • Earny Adkins


  • Enid Adkins


  • Ethel Adkins


  • Mary Adkins


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 5

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.
1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

Age 15

The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.

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)

  • Enid Adkins in household of John J Adkins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Enid Adkins, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Laura Enid Moreland, "Find A Grave Index"

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