William Dona Adkins

1901–1991 (Age 89)
Little Sandy, Elliott, Kentucky, United States

The Life of William Dona

When William Dona Adkins was born on 19 October 1901, in Little Sandy, Elliott, Kentucky, United States, his father, William Jesse Adkins, was 28 and his mother, Ida Bell Elliott, was 25. He married Lula Gibbs on 27 May 1922, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Magisterial District 1, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and Magisterial District 1 Sandy Hook, Elliott, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 22 September 1991, in Elliott, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Elliott County Memory Gardens, Sandy Hook, Elliott, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Dona Adkins
1901–1991
Lula Gibbs
1904–1975
Marriage: 27 May 1922
J C Adkins
1929–
Walter Vernon Adkins
1933–
Emery Curtis Adkins
1934–2009
Ivory Bernice Adkins
1936–1980
William Dona Adkins Jr
1937–2017
Claude Edward Adkins
1939–2007
Eugene Adkins
1941–2010
Elva Dean Adkins
1941–
Samuel Lee Adkins
1944–1945

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
27 May 1922
Kentucky, United States
children

(9)

  • J C Adkins

    Male1929–Male

  • Walter Vernon Adkins

    Male1933–Male

  • Emery Curtis Adkins

    Male1934–2009Male

  • Female1936–1980Female

  • William Dona Adkins Jr

    Male1937–2017Male

+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1904 · The Black Patch War

Age 3

From 1904-1909, the Black Patch War took place. This was a war between about 30 counties in southwestern Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee. The war was mostly over the Dark Fired Tobacco that was produced in the area during this time.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 25

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.

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)

  • Willie Adkins in household of Jesse Adkins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dona Adkins in household of Jesse Adkins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dona Adkins, "United States Census, 1930"

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