William Wirt Elkins (1890 - 1967)

William Wirt Elkins
1890 - 1967
updated February 06, 2019
William Wirt Elkins was born on November 24, 1890. He died in October 1967 at 76 years of age. We know that William Wirt Elkins had been residing in Kingsport, Sullivan County, Tennessee 37665.


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Mount Union Cemetery, in Cabell County, West Virginia



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William Wirt Elkins died in October 1967 at 76 years of age. He was buried in Mount Union Cemetery, West Virginia. He was born on November 24, 1890. We are unaware of information about William's family or relationships. We know that William Wirt Elkins had been residing in Kingsport, Sullivan County, Tennessee 37665.
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In 1890, in the year that William Wirt Elkins was born, on December 29th, the Wounded Knee Massacre occurred in South Dakota on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation . The U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment said that they rode into the Lakota camp "trying to disarm" the inhabitants. One person, Black Coyote - who was deaf - held onto his rifle, saying that he paid a lot of money for it. Shots rang out and by the end at least 153 Lakota Sioux - some estimates say 300 - and 25 troops had died. The site of the massacre is a National Historic Landmark.

In 1909, by the time he was 19 years old, explorer Robert Peary, a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, claimed to have been the first to have reached the geographic North Pole. His claim has been disputed for over a century - some say that he ended up 60 miles from the North Pole. Peary was the only navigator on his team and he didn't submit his records for public review.

In 1912, he was 22 years old when Arizona was admitted to the United States in February (on Valentine's Day). It became the 48th state in the Union. Previously a Spanish - then Mexican - territory, the U.S. paid $15 million dollars for the area in 1848. Arizona was the last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the United States.

In 1922, at the age of 32 years old, William was alive when on James Joyce's 40th birthday, his book Ulysses was published in France. The book covers the experiences of an Irishman in Dublin on an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Now considered a classic, it was controversial at the time. Due to some sexual content, the book was banned in the U.S. during the 1920's and the U.S. Post Office destroyed 500 copies of the novel.

In 1967, in the year of William Wirt Elkins's passing, between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

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around 1910 - Unknown
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around 1924 - Unknown
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May 15, 1914 - April 1978
Jul 1, 1905 - Jan 1, 1989
Dec 18, 1886 - December 1968
Oct 10, 1909 - Apr 12, 2001
Dec 4, 1916 - April 1963
Oct 23, 1915 - Jul 21, 2002
Nov 9, 1896 - February 1985
May 4, 1911 - Dec 15, 1988
Dec 27, 1928 - Jul 31, 1996
Jul 10, 1915 - Jun 23, 2005
Mar 31, 1918 - Jun 1, 2008
Sep 20, 1918 - Oct 26, 2000
Sep 25, 1920 - Apr 7, 2003
Dec 23, 1918 - Feb 2, 2001
Nov 13, 1910 - March 1979
Apr 1, 1923 - February 1983
May 19, 1900 - March 1985
Jan 9, 1923 - Apr 16, 2007
Jun 14, 1920 - Jul 14, 2008
Oct 1, 1919 - Sep 6, 2000

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Nov 25, 1907 - October 1971
Nov 26, 1903 - August 1973
Dec 17, 1911 - Jul 14, 1994
Dec 17, 1907 - March 1987
Nov 26, 1896 - August 1980
Nov 24, 1905 - Jan 17, 2002
Jul 13, 1912 - Aug 21, 1992
Nov 30, 1905 - Jan 1, 1992
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