George Washington Adkins

1 June 1905–1 November 1992 (Age 87)
Harts, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States

The Life of George Washington

When George Washington Adkins was born on 1 June 1905, in Harts, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States, his father, Joseph Adkins, was 28 and his mother, Maggie Jewel Vance, was 27. He married Victoria Ellis on 25 May 1926, in Logan, Virginia, United States. He lived in Big Harts Creek, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 1 November 1992, in Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Kenova, Wayne, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Adkins
Victoria Ellis
Marriage: 25 May 1926

Spouse and Children

25 May 1926
Logan, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Adkins


    Maggie Jewel Vance




    Lula Mae Adkins


    Wilson Adkins


    Everett Adkins




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

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.
1906 · Licencing Butchers

Age 1

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.

Age 24

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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 .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • George W Adkins in household of Joseph Adkins, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George Adkins in household of Joe Adkins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elder George Adkins, "Find A Grave Index"

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