William Edgar Adkins

1885–1963 (Age 77)
Webster, Kentucky, United States

The Life of William Edgar

When William Edgar Adkins was born on 20 May 1885, in Webster, Kentucky, United States, his father, James Tolbert Adkins, was 24 and his mother, Margarette Susan Jenkins, was 16. He married Ethel Lena Chandler in November 1913, in Webster, Kentucky, United States. He died on 14 April 1963, in Madisonville, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 77.

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William Edgar Adkins
Ethel Lena Chandler
Marriage: November 1913

Spouse & Children

November 1913
Webster, Kentucky, United States

Parents & Siblings



  • Male1885–1963Male

  • James M Adkins


  • Dora Adkins


  • Male1892–1956Male

  • Laura Bell Adkins


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 7

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 21

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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.

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