I am in the same boat as being unable to find much in the way of Adkins as I dont have any living relatives to ask. But you live in Kansas so perhaps that is not just coincidence. My Parents both came from Kansas. My Fathers name was Melvin Leroy Adkins. He was born in McFarland (sp) Kansas in 1917. Lived there until the 50's in and around Topeka. His Fathers name was Elmer Adkins as was his Brother..whos name was Elmer Adkins Jr. If you should know anything or have any leads I would be greatful.