William Earl Adkins

1930–1991 (Age 61)
Virginia, United States

The Life of William Earl

William Earl Adkins was born on 17 August 1930, in Virginia, United States. He died on 28 October 1991, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 61.

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World Events (3)

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 4

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1937 · Los Angeles California Temple

Age 7

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the Los Angeles California Temple on March 6, 1937. 
1953 · Grizzly Bear Becomes State Animal

Age 23

The California grizzly bear became designated as the state animal in 1953.

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.

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