William Clyde Adkins Jr.

1918–1986 (Age 67)
Oklahoma, United States

The Life of William Clyde

When William Clyde Adkins Jr. was born on 11 November 1918, in Oklahoma, United States, his father, William Clyde Adkins, was 27 and his mother, Edna Heaslet, was 20. He married Ida Maud Bowden on 2 July 1944, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died in June 1986, in Seminole, Seminole, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Seminole, Oklahoma, United States.

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William Clyde Adkins Jr.
Ida Maud Bowden
Marriage: 2 July 1944
Edna Jean Adkins
William Dale Adkins

Spouse & Children

2 July 1944
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States


  • Edna Jean Adkins


  • William Dale Adkins


Parents & Siblings

  • William Clyde Adkins


  • Edna Heaslet




World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 3

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 19

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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 (2)

  • William Clyde Adkins Jr, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
  • William Clyde Adkins, "Find A Grave Index"

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