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.

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Family Time Line

William Preston Atkinson
1886–1955
Osie Laura Little
1890–1970
Marriage: 10 June 1914
Bernice Estelle Atkinson
1914–1991
Janey Lorene Atkinson
1916–1996
Addie Bell Atkinson
1917–1981
Velma Lee Atkinson
1921–2008

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
10 June 1914
Swink, Choctaw, Oklahoma, United States
children

(4)

Parents & Siblings

  • William Hasteh Atkinson

    Male1864–1958Male

  • Clarisa Elizabeth Sheriff

    Female1859–1918Female

siblings

(4)

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"

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