William Daniel Adkins

1887–1957 (Age 69)
Ramseytown, Yancey, North Carolina, United States

The Life of William Daniel

When William Daniel Adkins was born on 3 June 1887, in Ramseytown, Yancey, North Carolina, United States, his father, Isaac Kelsey Adkins, was 25 and his mother, Rose Ann Duncan, was 16. He lived in Egypt Township, Yancey, North Carolina, United States for about 30 years. He died on 16 March 1957, at the age of 69, and was buried in Higgins Cemetery, Ennice, Alleghany, North Carolina, United States.

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William Daniel Adkins
Grace Hughes

Spouse & Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Isaac Kelsey Adkins


  • Female1870–1952Female



World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 10

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 19

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 Atkins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dan Adkins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Daniel W Adkins, "United States Census, 1910"

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