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.

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Family Time Line

Charles Richard Atkinson
1899–1981
Kathleen Storey
1903–1957
Jeanne Atkinson
1929–2014
William R. Atkinson
1931–2015

Parents & Siblings

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World Events (8)

1932

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"

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