Laura Adkins

1870–1951 (Age 80)
Cabell, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Laura

When Laura Adkins was born on 6 November 1870, in Cabell, West Virginia, United States, her father, Manville Adkins, was 22 and her mother, Alafair Adkins, was 16. She married Albert Jenkins Mays on 28 April 1886, in Cabell, West Virginia, United States. She lived in Stonewall Magisterial District, Wayne, West Virginia, United States in 1880 and McComas Magisterial District, Cabell, West Virginia, United States in 1900. She died on 16 July 1951, in Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Morrison Cemetery, Wayne, Wayne, West Virginia, United States.

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Laura Adkins
Albert Jenkins Mays
Marriage: 28 April 1886

Spouse & Children

  • Female1870–1951Female

  • Albert Jenkins Mays


28 April 1886
Cabell, West Virginia, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Manville Adkins


  • Alafair Adkins




  • Female1870–1951Female

  • Female1873–1946Female

  • Adkins


  • Male1876–1957Male

  • Brice Adkins


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1872 · The First National Park

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Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 2

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

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: 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)

  • Laura Adkins in household of Mchurston Adkins, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Laura Adkins in household of M C H Adkins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Laura Adkins in household of Herston Adkins, "United States Census, 1920"

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