William Curry Adkins

1891–1967 (Age 76)
Fentress, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Curry

When William Curry Adkins was born on 29 January 1891, in Fentress, Tennessee, United States, his father, Christopher Columbus Sabrum Adkins, was 26 and his mother, Belle Gilreath, was 24. He married Bertie Alma Greer on 2 December 1917, in Fentress, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Civil District 2, Fentress, Tennessee, United States for about 30 years. He died on 29 January 1967, in Crossville, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Little Crab, Fentress, Tennessee, United States.

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William Curry Adkins
Bertie Alma Greer
Marriage: 2 December 1917
Luther E Adkins
Trula Helen Adkins
Martha Eula Adkins

Spouse & Children

2 December 1917
Fentress, Tennessee, United States


  • Luther E Adkins


  • Trula Helen Adkins


  • Female1926–1993Female

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World Events (8)

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Curry W Adkins in household of Sabe Adkins, "United States Census, 1910"
  • W C Atkins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • W Curry Adkins, "United States Census, 1940"

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