Rufus Vivion Atkins

1882–1944 (Age 61)
Bee, Texas, United States

The Life of Rufus Vivion

When Rufus Vivion Atkins was born on 9 December 1882, in Bee, Texas, United States, his father, John Britton Atkins, was 37 and his mother, Susan Catherine Odom, was 22. He married Josephine Cryer on 28 April 1908, in Bee, Texas, United States. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, San Saba, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 1, Bee, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 6 July 1944, in Beeville, Bee, Texas, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Beeville, Bee, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rufus Vivion Atkins
Josephine Cryer
Marriage: 28 April 1908

Spouse & Children

28 April 1908
Bee, Texas, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • John Britton Atkins


  • Susan Catherine Odom




+8 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 12

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 18

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Atkin .

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Rufus Atkins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rufus V Atkins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rufus V Atkins, "United States Census, 1910"

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