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 Benjamin Lawrence Adkins

Benjamin Lawrence Adkins

Birth
Massac County, Illinois, USA
Death 27 Sep 1955 (aged 79)
Wetumka, Hughes County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Wetumka, Hughes County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 11455318 · View Source
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Ben L. Adkins was the third child of Samuel Andrew Adkins and Sarah Rebecca Stice. As a child Ben's parents moved around a lot to MO, AR & TX. He married his first wife Anna Lee Mays on 02 Jan 1898 prob. in TX and to this union was born one dau., Louise Gladys Adkins in Jefferson Co., TX. Ben's wife died during child birth. When Louise was not being raised with her father, she was being raised by both grandparents. Ben married a second time to Minnie May George on c 1904 prob. in Ellis or Waller Co., TX. To this union nine children were born 1) Lillian May 2) Clifford L. 3) Lowell A. 4) Edgar "Ed" Lee 5) Loyd Jackson 6) Benjamin Howard 7) Lantha Lafene 8) Alvin "Whitie" and 9) Elvin "Blackie" [twins] ADKINS. Their first child being born in Saratoga, Jefferson Co., TX and the remaining children being born in Wetumka, Hughes Co., OK. In later years, Ben and Minnie divorced.

MILITARY:

World War I Draft Registration Card 1917-1917, Registered in Okfuskee Co., OK on Sep 12, 1918
Benjamin Lawernce ADKINS, age 42 (signature is spelt Ben L. ADKINS)
Address: R # 2 Wetumka, Hughes Co., OK
DOB: 28 Apr 1876
Occupation: Farming; Employer: Self
Nearest Relative: Minnie May ADKINS
Married, Caucasian, Height: Medium, Build: Slender, Eyes: Brown, Hair: Black
Injuries: na
(Note: In 1917 and 1918, men born between 1873 and 1900 completed draft registration cards. Only a small percentage of these men were actually called up for military service)

CENSUS:

1910 Beardon Twp., Okfuskee Co., OK Census, Roll 1265, Book 1, pg 91b (113-113)
Ben L. Adkins, head, M, W, age 35, married twice for 7 yrs, b: IL > TN > IL, Farmer, Rent
Minnie, wife, F, W, age 26, married once for 7 yrs, 3 of 3 children living, b: MO > TN > TN
Lilian, dau., F, W, age 5, b: TX > IL > MO
Clifford, son, M, W, age 3, b: OK > IL > MO
Low, son, M, W, age 2, b: OK > IL > MO

1920 Hickory Ridge, Okfuskee Co., OK Census, vol. 56, E.D. 145, Sheet 5, Line 67, pg. 5 (79-79)
Ben L. ADKINS, head, Rent, M, W, age 44, b: 1875 in IL > TN > IL
Minnie, wife, F, W, age 37, b: MO > MS > AR
Lillian, dau., F, W, age 15, b: TX > IL > MO
Bill, son, M, W, age 13, b: OK > IL > MO
Lowell, son, M, W, age 11, b: OK > IL > MO
Edd, son, M, W, age 9, b: OK > IL > MO
Jack, son, M, W, age 7, b: OK > IL > MO
Howard, son, M, W, age 5, b: OK > IL > MO
Alvin, son, M, W, age 1 2/12, b: OK > IL > MO
Elvin, son, M, W, age 1 2/12, b: OK > IL > MO
Maryan GEORGE, Mother-in-law, White, F, age 60, widow, b: AR > TN > US

RESIDENCE:

1955 - Two months before Ben died he was living in Calumet, Canadian Co., OK (per his brother's Obituary, William E. Adkins)



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  • Created by: Mindy
  • Added: 31 Jul 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11455318
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Lawrence Adkins (28 Apr 1876–27 Sep 1955), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11455318, citing Wetumka Cemetery, Wetumka, Hughes County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Mindy (contributor 46796420) .