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Robert William Atchison
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Birth: Jul. 21, 1916
Bath County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Dec. 31, 1937
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA

Son of Charles Atchison, and Elizabeth Reeves. Husband of Christine.

Lived at Salt Lick, Bath Co.

Bath County News-Outlook Thursday, January 6, 1938
Prank Ends Fatally For Salt Lick Man

Taken For Burglar; Shot By Sister-In-Law

Mistaken for a burglar, Robert Atchison, 21, Salt Lick, was fatally wounded by his sister-in-law, Mrs. Catherine Atchison, at the home of the latter last Thursday night, December 31. He was taken to a Lexington hospital but died from loss of blood.

According to reports here, Atchison and his wife had gone to call at the home of his brother, Emmett Atchison, on the evening of December 30. Shortly after they arrived, Atchison excused himself and went out, leaving the two women alone. He returned to the home shortly afterward and in fun attempted to frighten his wife and sister-in-law by knocking on the windows and doors. The two women became frightened, it was said, after Atchison failed to answer when they called to ask who was there and Mrs. Emmett Atchison fired through the window at close range with a shotgun, striking her brother-in-law in the arm and shoulder.

Deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Atchison and besides his wife, is survived by several brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon followed by burial in the Salt Lick cemetery.

No complaint has been made to officers here, it was said today, in regard to the incident and no move has been made to hold any kind of investigation into the circumstances surrounding Atchison's death. It was said, however, that some sort of investigation will be made later in the month.

Family links: 
  Charles Atchison (1878 - 1968)
  Eliza Reeves Atchison (1878 - 1952)
Hedricks Cemetery
Bath County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: Long Black Veil
Record added: Jul 26, 2009
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Robert William Atchison
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Robert William Atchison
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 Added: Aug. 20, 2012

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 Added: Sep. 3, 2009

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