William Lee Harkins

26 August 1876–20 September 1951 (Age 75)
Texas, United States

The Life of William Lee

When William Lee Harkins was born on 26 August 1876, in Texas, United States, his father, William Parker Harkins, was 55 and his mother, Sarah Emaline Jones, was 33. He married Ida Belle Woods on 21 April 1900, in Carter, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Grady, Oklahoma, United States in 1910 and Chickasha, Grady, Oklahoma, United States in 1920. He died on 20 September 1951, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 75.

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William Lee Harkins
Ida Belle Woods
Marriage: 21 April 1900
Jackson Harkins
Robert Bruce Harkins

Spouse and Children

21 April 1900
Carter, Oklahoma, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William Parker Harkins


    Sarah Emaline Jones




World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 5

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

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.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: variant of Harkin .2 English and Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Harkin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William L Harkins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William L Harkins, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William L Harkins, "United States Census, 1930"

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