Charles Clarence Atkins Sr

10 May 1876–27 December 1949 (Age 73)
Cross Keys, Rockingham, Virginia, United States

The Life of Charles Clarence

When Charles Clarence Atkins Sr was born on 10 May 1876, in Cross Keys, Rockingham, Virginia, United States, his father, John T Atkins, was 31 and his mother, Agnes Ann Elizabeth Showalter, was 27. He married Carrie Belle Collier on 15 August 1900, in Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Ashby Magisterial District, Rockingham, Virginia, United States for about 20 years and Radford, Bedford, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 27 December 1949, in Radford, Virginia, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Fairlawn, Pulaski, Virginia, United States.

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Charles Clarence Atkins Sr
Carrie Belle Collier
Marriage: 15 August 1900
Eva May Atkins
Charles Clarence Atkins Jr
Elizabeth Virginia Atkins
Carrie Bell Atkins

Spouse and Children

15 August 1900
Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John T Atkins


    Agnes Ann Elizabeth Showalter




World Events (8)

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.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 18

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
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

English: patronymic from the personal name Atkin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charles Atkins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charles C Atkins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charley Adkins in household of John Adkins, "United States Census, 1900"

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