Muscatine County

Pvt. Charles W. Adkins




Pvt. Charles W. Adkins, of 1049 Stone street, was killed in action April 15 in Italy, according to information received from the war department by his wife, who makes her home at Milan, Ill.

Pvt. Adkins was employed as a machinist at the Carver Pump Co. before entering service. He had been a resident of Muscatine for 17 years before entering service Feb. 22, 1944. He went overseas in November, 1944.

He was born Jan 19, 1913, at Arrol, Mo., being the son of Anna and Simpson Adkins. His early years were spent at Wafford, Mo. He married Alvie Liphart of Milan, Ill., Feb. 20, 1943. He was a member of the Walnut Street Baptist church.

Surviving are his widow, one son, Charles, Jr., four brothers, Ira Adkins of Del Paso Heights, Calif., William Adkins, Davenport, Robert Adkins of Wapello, and Clebe, in service with Seabees in the South Pacific, and two sisters, Mrs. Fred Coulter, New Boston, Ill., and Mrs. Victoria Terril of Salem, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

Source: Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, May 7, 1945 (photo included)