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Joseph P. Atkins
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Birth: 1895
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jun. 23, 1939
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA

Joseph was a postal worker who struggled within a racist system. Like many of our vetrans overseas, he learned that the entire world is not like the segregated southeastern U.S. During his era the service was difficult, but returning to Memphis was another challenge altogether. His daughter Maxine said, "NAACP was like going to church!" Theirs was a family serious about change, involved in the Movement from the early days. 
Family links: 
  Georgia R Atkins (1899 - 1997)*
  Georgia Maxine Atkins Smith (1929 - 2013)*
*Calculated relationship

Memphis National Cemetery
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: L, 0, 49
Maintained by: the Ragityman
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 302653
Joseph P. Atkins
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Joseph P. Atkins
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Thank you for you service to our country, Corporal Atkins! May you rest in eternal Heavenly peace! You have certainly earned it!
 Added: Jun. 12, 2013
ObitATKINS—At residence, 778 Ida Street. Friday evening. June 23, 1939 at 9:10 p.m., Mr. Joseph Percy Atkins Sr., beloved husband of Mrs. Georgia Atkins; father of Clementine, Maxine and Joseph Atkins, Jr.; Son of Mrs. Hattie Atkins; son-in-law of Mrs. Ad...(Read more)
 Added: May. 8, 2013

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