William D. Adkins

1875–1949 (Age 73)
Carter, Kentucky, United States

The Life of William D.

When William D. Adkins was born on 11 April 1875, in Carter, Kentucky, United States, his father, Owen Adkins Sr, was 41 and his mother, Barbary Ellen Gollihue, was 34. He had at least 7 sons and 3 daughters with Harriet Melissa Sexton. He died on 11 January 1949, in Grayson, Carter, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Coalton, Boyd, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

William D. Adkins
1875–1949
Harriet Melissa Sexton
1878–1959
Kate Adkins
1896–
Jake Adkins
1897–1968
John Adkins
1900–
William Adkins
1902–
Ella Adkins
1904–
Owen Adkins
1907–1921
Howard Adkins
1909–
George Adkins
1914–
Charles William Adkins
1917–1940
Ed Adkins
1919–

Spouse & Children

  • Male1875–1949Male

  • Harriet Melissa Sexton

    Female1878–1959Female

children

(10)

  • Kate Adkins

    Female1896–Female

  • Jake Adkins

    Male1897–1968Male

  • John Adkins

    Male1900–Male

  • William Adkins

    Male1902–Male

  • Ella Adkins

    Female1904–Female

+5 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(9)

  • Harriet Ann Adkins

    Female1860–1926Female

  • Elizabeth Adkins

    Female1866–Female

  • Josephine Adkins

    Female1868–1918Female

  • George Adkins

    Male1869–1948Male

  • Sarah Adkins

    Female1871–1927Female

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 17

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • William Adkins, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Adkins in household of Owen Adkins, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Adkins in entry for Charles William Adkins, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

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