Laura F. Adkins

1873–1951 (Age 78)
Clarke, Iowa, United States

The Life of Laura F.

When Laura F. Adkins was born on 1 September 1873, in Clarke, Iowa, United States, her father, Greene Clay Adkins, was 36 and her mother, Catherine Shields, was 30. She married Edward K. Wilson on 9 May 1892, in Hopeville, Clarke, Iowa, United States. She lived in Jefferson Township, Taylor, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Blockton, Taylor, Iowa, United States in 1930. She died on 28 October 1951, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Blockton, Taylor, Iowa, United States.

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Laura F. Adkins
Edward K. Wilson
Marriage: 9 May 1892

Spouse & Children

9 May 1892
Hopeville, Clarke, Iowa, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Greene Clay Adkins


  • Catherine Shields




World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 11

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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 F Adkins in household of Greene C Adkins, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Laura F Adkins in household of Greene Adkins, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Laura Wilson in household of Ed R Wilson, "United States Census, 1900"

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