|Death: ||Dec. 18, 1912|
A son of John & Margaret (Trimble) Atkinson, he married Elizabeth E. (Frazier) Atkinson.
Shares a large stone with his wife and two of his sons.
Sent to me by Terry Magyar
From the book: "Fraziers of Roney Point"
Author: Mark Frazier Lloyd, 2008, pp. 253 - 254
David Trimble Atkinson died on 18 December 1912 and an unidentified, local newspaper printed the following obituary:
Death of David T. Akinson
David Trimble Atkinson died at [missing word] home in West Alexander, about [missing number] o'clock Wednesday forenoon, December [missing number] 1912, of general debility, in his 84th year.
Mr. Atkinson was a son of the late John and Margaret (Trimble) Akinson and was born on the old homestead farm on Castleman's Run, in Brooke County, July 11,
1829. He spent his early days on the farm and on May 1st, 1862, he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Eleanor Frazier, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, her pastor Rev. Dr. J. B. Johnson performing the ceremony. The half century anniversary of their marriage was celebrated last May day. After their marriage they located on Castleman's Run, where they went to housekeeping. They resided later on the Montgomery farm. From there they moved to the Gilmore farm, west of West Alexander, which Mr. Atkinson purchased and on which they resided thirty-six years, coming to West Alexander a year ago last October to live a retired live. Mr. Atkinson was a strong abolitionist and a Union sympathizer. He enlisted for service, but was not sent to the front. His brothers, Samuel and Ewing both served in Company K of the First West Virginia Cavalry. In early life he united with the Free Presbyterian church, which congregation used a church building which stood near the W. S. Raines blacksmith shop. This body merged into the United Presbyterian church in 1858 and Mr. Atkinson remained steadfast in that faith, being active in the cause of the church, generous in support and faithful in attendance. He was a stance citizen, stood firm for the right, and for the best interests of his community. He was almost a life long Republican, holding that political faith until the recent election, when he espoused the cause of Progressives. He was successful in his vocation of farming, wood growing, and stock raising. In Mr Atkinson. s death, the community has lost an excellant citizen.
Mr. Atkinson leaves his wife and five of the eight children born to them: John Frazier Atkinson, of near Roney's Point: David G. and James B. Atkinson on the home farm; Mary E. wife of Will E. Anderson, near West Alexander; and Lucy, wife of Milton Lewis, of West Alexander. There are three brothers: Hon. Samuel Atkinson, of Wellburg; William Atkinson, of Boonesville, Missouri, who attended the golden wedding; and John Atkinson, living on the old homestead.
The funeral service [will be held] at 11 o'clock, this Friday afternoon, in charge of Dr. W. M. Coleman. Interment in the West Alexander cemetery.
Elizabeth Eleanor Frazier Atkinson (1838 - 1913)*
Lillian Margaret Atkinson (1863 - 1867)*
John Frazier Atkinson (1865 - 1956)*
William Moore Atkinson (1868 - 1878)*
David Giffen Atkinson (1870 - 1958)*
Mary Eleanor Atkinson Anderson (1872 - 1938)*
Samuel R. Atkinson (1875 - 1901)*
James Blayney Atkinson (1877 - 1931)*
West Alexander Cemetery
Created by: Cherie Atkinson Clark
Record added: Jul 30, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11447001