William Preston Atkinson

1886–1955 (Age 68)
Carnesville, Franklin, Georgia, United States

The Life of William Preston

When William Preston Atkinson was born on 4 August 1886, in Carnesville, Franklin, Georgia, United States, his father, William Hasteh Atkinson, was 22 and his mother, Clarisa Elizabeth Sheriff, was 27. He married Osie Laura Little on 10 June 1914, in Swink, Choctaw, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Caney Township, Little River, Arkansas, United States in 1900 and Wilson Township, Choctaw, Oklahoma, United States for about 30 years. He died on 28 March 1955, in Sawyer, Choctaw, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Sawyer Cemetery, Sawyer, Choctaw, Oklahoma, United States.

Photos & Memories (1)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

William Preston Atkinson
Osie Laura Little
Marriage: 10 June 1914
Bernice Estelle Atkinson
Janey Lorene Atkinson
Addie Bell Atkinson
Velma Lee Atkinson

Spouse & Children

10 June 1914
Swink, Choctaw, Oklahoma, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • William Hasteh Atkinson


  • Clarisa Elizabeth Sheriff




World Events (8)

1888 · Bauxite Mining Began

Age 2

Bauxite a rock with relatively high aluminum content, is the main source of aluminum for the world. When it was discovered in Arkansas it changed the state. The city of Bauxite, Arkansas was the site of the discovery.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 20

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Atkin .

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Prestin Adkins in household of W H Adkins, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Preston Atkinson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Preston Atkinson in household of W H Atkinson, "United States Census, 1920"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account
Create a free account to view more about your family.
Share this with your family and friends.