Laura Cornelius Adkins

1870–1953 (Age 82)
Lindale, Smith, Texas, United States

The Life of Laura Cornelius

Laura Cornelius Adkins was born on 21 December 1870, in Lindale, Smith, Texas, United States. She married David Hall Riddle on 23 December 1894, in Smith, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 6, Henderson, Texas, United States in 1900 and Kiowa, Oklahoma, United States in 1910. She died on 16 November 1953, in Sweetwater, Nolan, Texas, United States, at the age of 82.

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Laura Cornelius Adkins
David Hall Riddle
Marriage: 23 December 1894
John Detroit Riddle
Eudora Riddle
Frank Riddle
Lois Riddle

Spouse & Children

23 December 1894
Smith, Texas, United States


World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 2

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 24

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.

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 C Riddle in household of D H Riddle, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Laura Riddle in household of David H Riddle, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Laura C Adkins in entry for Lois Hand, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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