|Death: ||Mar. 2, 1910|
Trenton Evening Times March 4, 1910:
PNEUMONIA CLAIMS MRS WM ATKINSON
After an Illness of five days with pneumonia, Mrs Lillian A Atkinson, wife of William H Atkinson, superintendent of Riverview Cemetery, died Wednesday afternoon at her home 864 Centre Street.
Mrs Atkinson was very well known in Trenton, and in that section of Mercer County about Crosswicks. She was active here in the affairs of Hamilton Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, of which she has been a member for many years.
She was a woman devoted to her home, and her splendid traits of character were always manifested to those with whom she came in contact. She will be sincerely mourned by a large circle of friends. Lot-owners in Riverview Cemetery were exceptionally fond of Mrs Atkinson because of the many favors unostentatiously bestowed upon them by her.
Mrs Atkinson was born in Crosswicks and spent her childhood there. She was educated in the Bordentown Female College. After her marriage to Mr Atkinson, she came to Trenton. She was the daughter of Laurance J Ayres and the late Josephine Ayres.
She is survived by her husband and three children, one son and two daughters. Howard Atkinson, the son, is an attache of the office in Washington of the United States Senator Frank O Briggs. Last year he was a page in the United States Senate. The daughters are Misses Ethel and Lillian Atkinson.
The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock from the Atkinson home, with interment in Riverview Cemetery under the direction of Ashmore & Margerum.
Trenton Evening Times March 5, 1910:
MRS ATKINSON IS BORNE TO GRAVE
Funeral services over the body of Mrs Lillian Atkinson, wife of William H Atkinson, were conducted this morning at 11 o'clock at the Atkinson home, 864 Centre Street. The officiating clergymen were the Rev. Henry J Zolev of Hamilton Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church and the Rev. Charles H Elder, pastor of Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church.
Interment was made in Riverview Cemetery, of which Mr Atkinson is superintendent, under the direction of Ashmore & Margerum. The bearers were Andrew Crozer Reeves, Theodore Earling, Willet B Drake, Joseph K Pitman, A S Moore and J Ashmore.
Because of the proximity of the Atkinson burial plot to the home there were no carriages at the funeral. The body was conveyed in the hearse from the house to the grave and was followed by the mourners afoot.
New Jersey, USA
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Record added: Dec 15, 2007
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