|Birth: ||Feb. 24, 1921|
|Death: ||Oct. 14, 1950|
Atkinson’s Body Found In Wreck in Deep Gorge
The badly mangled body of Harry H. Atkinson, 29, former Aliquippan, missing from the new Kensington home since Wednesday was found in his wrecked car at the bottom of a 300 foot embankment Saturday afternoon. Mr. Atkinson had been dead since Wednesday, according to W.D. McClelland, Allegheny County coroner. Death according to the corner was due to a fractured skull and resulted from the 300 foot fall. The body was smashed at most beyond recognition, according to officials. Discovery of the wreckage and body by two boys brought to a halt an intensive tri-state search for Mr. Atkinson, manager of the Singer Sewing machine company store in New Kensington. He disappeared Wednesday after telling his wife, the former Jean Hineman of Aliquippa, that he was going to the Valley Golf Course for a “quick round of golf”. Scores of volunteer workers constructed a makeshift scaffold to raise the car from the gorge, authorities said. The body was not recovered for almost three hours after its discovery. The car left the road near a treacherous bend in route 909, approximately 2 miles from the golf course. Mr. Atkinson formerly was employed by the Singer Sewing Machine Company in Aliquippa, but was promoted to the New Kensington store approximately two years ago. He was a member of the Aliquippa Methodist Church and the Aliquippa Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. He was a veteran of World War II. Friends are being received in the Doud’s Funeral home where services will be conducted Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock by the doctor E.C. Linn Pastor of the Methodist Church. Interment will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery.
From: The Beaver Valley Times, Beaver Pennsylvania on Monday October 16, 1950, Page 1 & 2
Harry B. Atkinson, age 29 years, 7 months and 20 days, of 822 7th Street, New Kensington, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, died after an auto accident on Route 909, two miles east of Valley Heights, Golf course in Rural Plum Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday October 14, 1950. Mr.Atkinson, a veteran and manager for the Singer Sewing Machine store, was born February 24, 1921 in New Concord, Muskingum County, Ohio the son of John T. Atkinson and unknown. He leaves a wife. Funeral arrangements were in the care of undertaker C. E. Douds of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. Interment was made on Wednesday October 18, 1950 in Woodlawn Cemetery, Aliquippa. Information was provided by Orin J. Dancer of Aliquippa.
From: The death certificate of Harry B. Atkinson
Note: Son of John T. Atkinson and Unknown, adopterd by Arthur J. Atkinson & Henrietta G. Graham
Served during WWII: As a seaman 1st class from July 2 1942 thru November 21, 1945
Married: Jeanne E. Hineman, prior to 1947
John T Atkinson (1875 - 1956)
Jeanne E. Hineman Dambaugh (1923 - 2013)*
Plot: Section F 134 - 4
Created by: Lasherp
Record added: Jan 12, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 123301706