Laura Jane Adkins

1876–1958 (Age 82)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Laura Jane

When Laura Jane Adkins was born on 9 February 1876, in Tennessee, United States, her father, William A Adkins, was 24 and her mother, Sarah Hollis, was 22. She married Samuel F. Scruggs on 1 November 1892, in Gibson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, United States in 1900 and Salem Township, Dunklin, Missouri, United States in 1910. She died on 19 June 1958, in Lutesville, Bollinger, Missouri, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Senath, Dunklin, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Laura Jane Adkins
Samuel F. Scruggs
Marriage: 1 November 1892
Pearl Keel

Spouse & Children

  • Female1876–1958Female

  • Samuel F. Scruggs


1 November 1892
Gibson, Tennessee, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • William A Adkins


  • Sarah Hollis




  • Mallie Anne Adkins


  • William H Adkins


  • Female1876–1958Female

  • Male1878–1955Male

  • Minnie L Adkins


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World Events (8)

1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 2

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • Sara Scruggs in household of Sam Scruggs, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Laura J Scruggs in household of Laud F Scruggs, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Laura J Adkins in household of Haze Gowen, "United States Census, 1880"

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