Floyd Adkins (1913 - 2006)

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Hallsville, Boone County, Missouri

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Janice Adkins

Janice Adkins

Sallie Stamper

Sallie Stamper

Unknown couple, Kentucky

Unknown couple, Kentucky

Clarence E Adkins

Clarence E Adkins

John Henry & Angeline (Adkins) Mullins

John Henry & Angeline (Adkins) Mullins

Cora (Mullins) Ford

Cora (Mullins) Ford

Parton and Gibson Family, West Virginia

Parton and Gibson Family, West Virginia

Adkins family crest

Adkins family crest

Donald and Cecil Adkins

Donald and Cecil Adkins

Donald Ray Adkins

Donald Ray Adkins

Adkins Family of Charlotte, NC

Adkins Family of Charlotte, NC

Angeline L. (Daugherty) Vertrees, Kentucky

Angeline L. (Daugherty) Vertrees, Kentucky

Lois C. Adkins

Lois C. Adkins

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Adkins Janice Adkins Sallie Stamper Unknown couple, Kentucky

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1913 - In the year that Floyd Adkins was born, ratified in February the 16th Amendment, establishing a Federal income tax, became law. Previously, customs duties (tariffs) and excise taxes were the primary sources of federal revenue. With the passage of the 16th Amendment, incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a 1% Federal tax (that would be about $98,000 and $74,000 now). Rates rose to 7% for incomes over half a million dollars. Less than 1% of the population was subject to income tax.

1929 - At the age of 16 years old, Floyd was alive when on March 4th, Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States. Early in his presidency, the October stock market crash - "Black Tuesday" - occurred, which lead to the Great Depression. None of his economic policies were able to make a dent in the Depression. This lead to one term and the election of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt winning the 1933 election in a landslide.

1934 - When he was 21 years old, on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

1954 - Floyd was 41 years old when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

1956 - Floyd was 43 years old when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

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Floyd Adkins died on June 8, 2006 at 93 years old. No cause of death has been listed for Floyd. He was born on February 19, 1913. There is no information about Floyd's immediate family. We know that Floyd Adkins had been residing in Hallsville, Boone County, Missouri.

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