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John W. Adkins
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Birth: Apr. 19, 1877
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jan. 4, 1961
Retsil
Kitsap County
Washington, USA

SPANISH AMERICAN WAR VETERAN

John Adkins was born May 19, 1875 or 1876 in Monticello, Kentucky. John indicated his birth date differently on two different soldiers' home applications; however, his gravestone is engraved with an April 1877 date. His parents were Joel and Clara (Kennedy) Adkins.

MILITARY RECORD:
Spanish American War service - Enlisted May 13, 1898 in Knoxville, Tennessee; served in Co. H of the 4th Tennessee; and was discharged June 16, 1899, at Savannah, Georgia. He mustered out with the rank of Sergeant. He received $30 a month pension.

He applied for admission to the State Soldiers' Home, Orting on November 20, 1928. He indicated that he was 52 years old, was 5 foot, 11 inches tall, was of fair complexion, and was a resident of Snohomish. He had been in Washington state continuously since 1906. His occupation was that of farmer and he indicated that he was a widower and divorced. The only marriage he listed was performed in Craborchard, Tennessee. His divorce was listed as December 21, 1901. He had five living children: Charles C., Martin Cleo, Doyle C, Lester and Arnold J. Adkins; all were current residents of Marysville, Washington.

On April 7, 1930, Mr. Adkins applied for admission to the Washington Veterans' Home, Retsil. He was discharged and later returned. On 4 January 1961, he died at Retsil with his son Arnold at his side. Funeral arrangements were with Pendleton-Gilchrist Funeral Home in Port Orchard and burial was at Veterans Home Cemetery.
 
 
Inscription:
SGT CO H 4 RGT TENN INF SP AM WAR
 
Burial:
Washington Veterans Home Cemetery
Retsil
Kitsap County
Washington, USA
Plot: Section 28, Lot 03
 
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Originally Created by: Margie & Bob
Record added: Apr 18, 2009
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John W. Adkins
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John W. Adkins
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- Judy Curnell
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 Added: Apr. 24, 2009
 
 
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