Maria May Adkins

1869–1963 (Age 94)
England, United Kingdom

The Life of Maria May

When Maria May Adkins was born about 1869, in England, United Kingdom, her father, Joseph John Adkins, was 31 and her mother, Sarah Ann Gates, was 32. She married Ontje John Bruns in 1895, in Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Lopez, San Juan, Washington, United States for about 10 years and Ferndale, Whatcom, Washington, United States in 1930. She died about 1963, in Washington, United States, at the age of 94.

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Family Time Line

Maria May Adkins
Ontje John Bruns
Marriage: 1895
Ethel May Bruns
Leslie Joseph Bruns
Sarah E. Bruns
Oliver John Bruns

Spouse & Children

Iowa, United States


Parents & Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 11

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 27

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.

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)

  • Maria Bruns in household of Ontie J Bruns, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Maria Bruns in household of Ontie J Bruns, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Maria Bruns in household of Ontie J Bruns, "United States Census, 1930"

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