William R. Atkinson

1931–2015 (Age 83)
Ellsworth, Kansas, United States

The Life of William R.

When William R. Atkinson was born on 25 February 1931, in Ellsworth, Kansas, United States, his father, Charles Richard Atkinson, was 31 and his mother, Kathleen Storey, was 28. He lived in Burdick Township, Morris, Kansas, United States in 1940. He died on 5 January 2015, in Liberal, Seward, Kansas, United States, at the age of 83.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Charles Richard Atkinson
Kathleen Storey
Jeanne Atkinson
William R. Atkinson

Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1938 · Electrification of Rural Kansas

Age 7

Power was supplied to rural Kansas, which had been hit hard by the depression, in March 1938. Many farmers could not afford the $5 hookups for electricity. As a result, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Rural Electrification Act which provided loans to farmers who wanted electricity. Brown County became the first to receive service.
1954 · Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

Age 23

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka was a U.S. Supreme Court case which ruled racial segregation in public schools as unconstitutional. The unanimous decision was handed down on May 17, 1954. The case was originally filed by the Brown family in Topeka, Kansas.

Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Atkin .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • William R Atkinson in household of Charles R Atkinson, "United States Census, 1940"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account
Create a free account to view more about your family.
Share this with your family and friends.