William Edmund Adkins Jr.

1863–1918 (Age 55)
Stonewall, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States

The Life of William Edmund

When William Edmund Adkins Jr. was born on 15 January 1863, in Stonewall, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States, his father, William Elias Adkins, was 19 and his mother, Elizabeth Ferguson, was 24. He married Hester Ann Bradshaw on 28 March 1881, in Wayne, West Virginia, United States. He lived in Stonewall Magisterial District, Wayne, West Virginia, United States for about 20 years and Washington Magisterial District, Boone, West Virginia, United States in 1910. He died on 27 November 1918, in Lawrence, Ohio, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Beech Fork, McDowell, West Virginia, United States.

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William Edmund Adkins Jr.
Hester Ann Bradshaw
Marriage: 28 March 1881

Spouse & Children

28 March 1881
Wayne, West Virginia, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • William Elias Adkins


  • Female1838–Female



  • Male1863–1918Male

  • Emma Adkins


  • Tilman C. Adkins


  • Gilmon Adkins


  • Male1868–1954Male

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · The Assassination of a President

Age 2

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 18

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • William E Adkins in household of Wm E Adkins, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm E Adkins Jr., "United States Census, 1900"
  • William E Adkins in household of Wm E Adkins, "United States Census, 1880"

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