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
Lula Gibbs
Marriage: 27 May 1922
J C Adkins
Walter Vernon Adkins
Emery Curtis Adkins
Ivory Bernice Adkins
William Dona Adkins Jr
Claude Edward Adkins
Eugene Adkins
Elva Dean Adkins
Samuel Lee Adkins

Spouse & Children

27 May 1922
Kentucky, United States


  • J C Adkins


  • Walter Vernon Adkins


  • Emery Curtis Adkins


  • Female1936–1980Female

  • William Dona Adkins Jr


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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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