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Rutherford Birchard Wadkins
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Birth: Sep. 15, 1879
Irwin
Shelby County
Iowa, USA
Death: Feb. 21, 1968
Spokane County
Washington, USA

Rutherford Birchard Wadkins

Veteran of the Spanish American War
2nd Arkansas Infantry, Co. I

Son of:
William Wadkins b 1838c Morgan Co.,IN
d 1937 Garland Co., AK.
Louisa J Edwards b 1852c Kentucy
d 1921 Garland Co., AK.
Husband of:
Bessie Abbie Bullard b 1879 Sangamon Co., Il
d 10 Sep 1948 in Spokane
Father of:
Leata P Wadkins Fenstemaker 1901 - 1985
Lorena E Wadkins Schaefer 1903 1989
William W Wadkins 1907 1998
Abigail Louisa Wadkins Haywood 1911 1998
Lawrence A Wadkins 1914 2011

Rutherford was born in Shelby Co., Iowa. He was William W. Wadkins' 6th child, the 3rd child of William's second wife, Louisa Edwards.
He lived in Shelby, Iowa until around 1884, when William and Louisa and their children moved to the Washington Territory, and are found on the census for Whitman, Washington.
Around 1886 the family moved back to Iowa. Then about 1895 they removed to Arkansas, first living in Arkansas Co., and later to Garland Co. where they lived around Hot Springs. He married Bessie Bullard there in 1900, and that same year Rutherford and his wife were living next door to his father.
By 1910 Rutherford and Bessie had moved to Mead, Spokane Co., Washington, where they settled and raised their family.
His WW1 Draft card shows he was tall, medium build, had blue eyes and black hair.

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Wadkins (1840 - 1937)
  Louisa Edwards Wadkins (1855 - 1921)
 
 Spouse:
  Bessie Abbie Bullard Wadkins (1879 - 1948)*
 
 Children:
  Leata P Wadkins Fenstermaker (1901 - 1985)*
  Lorena Wadkins Schaefer (1903 - 1989)*
  William Webster Wadkins (1907 - 1998)*
  Lawrence A Wadkins (1914 - 2011)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charles Watkins (1867 - 1907)**
  Frank Wadkins (1876 - 1947)*
  Rutherford Birchard Wadkins (1879 - 1968)
  Lula M Wadkins Cain (1890 - 1944)*
  Webster W Wadkins (1892 - 1964)*
  Dessie Wadkins Couch (1901 - 1974)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Fairmount Memorial Park
Spokane
Spokane County
Washington, USA
Plot: #2-25B-11
 
Created by: karen L.
Record added: Jul 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93815994
Rutherford Birchard Wadkins
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Rutherford Birchard Wadkins
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 Added: Mar. 2, 2015
 
 
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