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Benjamin Franklin "Ben" Atkinson, Sr
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Birth: Apr. 5, 1878
Claiborne Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Oct. 7, 1949
Angelina County
Texas, USA

LUFKIN, Texas, Oct. 8.--Ben F. Atkinson, 71, a resident of Lufkin for over a half a century, was buried Saturday afternoon in the Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. R. C. Terry and the Rev. J. E. Atkinson conducted services in the Methodist Church. Atkinson died Friday.

Born April 5, 1870 [sic 1878], in Summerfield, La., Atkinson came to Lufkin in 1893. He was a building contractor, a member of the Methodist church and a member of the Woodmen of the World.

Survivors are his wife, four sons, Basil E. Atkinson and Julius Atkinson of Lufkin, and Ben F. Atkinson and Billy M. Atkinson of Rosenburg; four daughters, Mrs. Charles Marberry of Lufkin, Mrs. A. H. Graeter of Houston, Mrs. C. L. McDuffie of Richmond and Mrs. Dan Duncan of Texas City; three brothers, C. S. Atkinson, Dr. E. L. Atkinson and the Rev. J. E. Atkinson, all of Houston; eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Published in The Dallas Morning News, October 9, 1949

Parents: Ephraim Lazarus Atkinson and Sarah Josephine Sayers Atkinson

Spouse: Shellie Belle Cupp Atkinson
Marriage: August 15, 1901 in Claiborne Parish, LA 
Family links: 
  Ephraim Lazarus Atkinson (1851 - 1928)
  Josey Sayers Atkinson (1853 - 1926)
  Shellie Belle Cupp Atkinson (1883 - 1966)
  Basil Erick Atkinson (1903 - 1992)*
  Anna Monique Atkinson Marberry (1907 - 1988)*
  Julius Cupp Atkinson (1908 - 1988)*
  Josie Nina Atkinson McDuffie (1915 - 1991)*
  Benjamin Franklin Atkinson (1921 - 1976)*
  Benjamin Franklin Atkinson (1878 - 1949)
  Sarah Annie Atkinson Mantooth (1879 - 1914)*
  Claudie Ethel Atkinson (1881 - 1899)*
*Calculated relationship
Hillcrest Cemetery
Angelina County
Texas, USA
Created by: Ron Manley
Record added: Jul 25, 2008
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Benjamin Franklin Ben Atkinson, Sr
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Benjamin Franklin Ben Atkinson, Sr
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Benjamin Franklin Ben Atkinson, Sr
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