Henry Adkins (1905 - 1974)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Henry Adkins’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Henry so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Henry’s biography.

Henry Adkins Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Henry Adkins and his immediate Adkins family. Add to Henry Adkins's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Henry.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Henry Adkins? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Henry finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Henry attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Henry did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Henry Adkins is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Henry's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Henry's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Henry a religious man? Add Henry’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Henry during various points of his life.

Timeline

1905 - In the year that Henry Adkins was born, the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

1933 - Henry was 28 years old when Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

1936 - By the time he was 31 years old, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

1937 - Henry was 32 years old when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

1974 - In the year of Henry Adkins's passing, on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

Henry Adkins Family Tree

Who was Henry’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Henry’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Henry's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Henry Adkins
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Henry's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Henry Adkins is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Henry Adkins passed away in May 1974 at age 68. There is no listed cause of death. He was born on May 22, 1905. There is no information about Henry's surviving family. We know that Henry Adkins had been residing in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama.

Memories

What do you remember about Henry Adkins? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Henry is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Henry Adkins

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources