William David Adkins

1879–1978 (Age 99)
Wise, Virginia, United States

The Life of William David

When William David Adkins was born on 14 July 1879, in Wise, Virginia, United States, his father, William Henry Harrison Clay Adkins, was 38 and his mother, Temperance Ann Buchanan, was 35. He married Sarah Luemma Addington on 13 January 1898, in Wise, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 10 July 1978, at the age of 98, and was buried in Wise, Wise, Virginia, United States.

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William David Adkins
Sarah Luemma Addington
Marriage: 13 January 1898
Beartie Jane Adkins
Earl Edward Adkins
Clara Ardelia Adkins
Esther Adkins
Okla Chester Adkins

Spouse & Children

13 January 1898
Wise, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

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 15

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.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 27

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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 D Adkins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William D Adkins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Adkins in household of Clay Adkins, "United States Census, 1880"

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