Laura Adkins

1891–1974 (Age 83)
Pikeville, Pike, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Laura

When Laura Adkins was born on 8 April 1891, in Pikeville, Pike, Kentucky, United States, her father, Lewis Jackson Adkins, was 26 and her mother, Tamsy Jane Ratliff, was 23. She married King Tackett on 16 July 1910, in Pikeville, Pike, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 11 sons. She lived in Floyd, Kentucky, United States for about 35 years and Chapmansville Magisterial District, Logan, West Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 23 April 1974, in Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Chapmanville, Logan, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Laura Adkins
King Tackett
Marriage: 16 July 1910
Willis Tackett
John Tackett
Luke Tackett
Grover C. Tackett
Fred Tackett
Bert Tackett
Virgil J. Tackett
Carlos B. Tackett
Thurman King Tackett
Webster Tackett
Leonard Tackett

Spouse & Children

16 July 1910
Pikeville, Pike, Kentucky, United States


  • Male1911–2005Male

  • Grover C. Tackett


  • Male1916–1990Male

  • Bert Tackett


  • Virgil J. Tackett


+6 More Children

Parents & Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 1

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 22

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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 Atkins in household of A J Atkins, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Laura Tackett in household of King Tackett, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Laura Tashett in household of King Tashett, "United States Census, 1940"

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