Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Grace Adkins (1887-1972)

Grace Adkins

Grace Adkins
Grace Adkins was born November 20, 1887 in Boggess, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  She was the youngest of four children born to Martelle Adkins and Harriet Artesia Wickliffe.  She was raised on the family farm in Boggess.

Grace married William Henry Feiler on December 29, 1909 in Madisonville, Kentucky.  She was 22 years old and he was 25 years.  William was born on December 11, 1884 in Kentucky, the son of Frederick G. Feiler and Cinderella Laffoon.  They were the parents of three children:

Fred                born in 1912
William           born in 1914
Charlie           born in 1928

William registered for the draft for World War I on September 12, 1918.  At that time, he and Grace were living in Clay, Webster County, Kentucky, where William was employed as a bookkeeper for the West Kentucky Coal Company.  He was described as a tall man, of medium build, with grey eyes and dark hair.

By 1920, the Feiler family was living in a home on Adams Street in Sturgis, Union County, Kentucky.  William was employed as a shipping clerk for a coal company.  They moved to Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky by 1930, where William continued his employment as a shipping clerk for a coal yard.

William Henry Feiler died on June 5, 1955 in Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky.  He was 67 years old at his death.  Grace outlived her husband by almost 17 years.  Grace Adkins Feiler died on May 7, 1972, at the age of 84, in the same city.

Notes for Grace Adkins

Birth: Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2000. Original data: Commonwealth of Kentucky, Health Data Branch, Division of Epidemiology and Health Planning. Kentucky Death Index, 1911-present. Frankfort, KY, USA: Kentucky Department of Information Systems.

Marriage:, FamilyTree Grace Adkins

Death:  Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.  Number: 401-90-4702; Issue State: Kentucky; Issue Date: 1973.

Notes for William Henry Feiler

Birth, Occupation, Physical Description, and Residence in 1918: World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005.  Registration Location: Webster County, Kentucky; Roll: 1653847; Draft Board: 0.

Residence & Occupation in 1920:  Year: 1920; Census Place: Sturgis, Union, Kentucky; Roll: T625_600; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 132; Image: 438.

Residence & Occupation in 1930:  Year: 1930; Census Place:  Paducah,  McCracken,  Kentucky;  Roll: 768; Page: 24B; Enumeration District: 10; Image: 619.0.

Death:, FamilyTree Grace Adkins

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