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William Oscar Atkeson
Birth: Aug. 24, 1854
Putnam County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 16, 1931
Butler
Bates County
Missouri, USA

U.S. Congressman. He University of Kentucky taught school in Mason County, West Virginia, (1874-75) and was editor of the West Virginia Monitor, in 1876. He then studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1877, commenced to practice law in Council Grove, Kansas and moved to Butler, Missouri, in 1882 and continued to practice law. He was prosecuting attorney of Bates County, (1891-93) and owner-editor of the Butler Free Press, (1894-1902). He also served as Deputy Missouri State hotel inspector, (1910-11), as Deputy Missouri State labor commissioner, (1911-13) and owner-editor of the Bates County Record, (1915-18). In 1921, he was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress, serving until 1923. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he was a Missouri State warehouse commissioner, (1923-25) and engaged in literary pursuits until his death at age 77. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Lizzie W. Atkeson (1861 - 1899)
 
 Children:
  Oscar O. Atkeson (1884 - 1886)*
  Floyd W. Atkeson (1893 - 1958)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Butler
Bates County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Section 13, Block 239
 
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Record added: Nov 14, 2002
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William Oscar Atkeson
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