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Anna Alvira Eaves Atkinson
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Birth: Jan. 1, 1872
Edwardsville
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 29, 1945
Olney
Richland County
Illinois, USA

Obituary from Wayne County Press, 4/12/1945:

Suffers Fatal Burns.

Mrs. Anna A. Atkinson, widow of the late George Atkinson, of south-western Wayne county, passed away in the Olney sanitarium Thursday evening, March 29th, as a result of serious burns suffered a few hours previous at her home on North West Second street in the Campe Addition in north Fairfield.

Relatives stated that the accident resulted from the explosion of a kerosene stove on which she was preparing the evening meal. Following the explosion she carried the stove to the kitchen door and pushed it out into the yard and her clothing caught fire.

Mrs. Blessing, a neighbor, rolled her in a blanket extinguishing the flames but she had suffered 100 percent burns. She was taken in the Dixon-Crippin ambulance to the Olney sanitarium where she passed away soon after.

Funeral services were conducted here Sunday afternoon, April 1st. Interment was in Victory cemetery.

Anna Alvira Atkinson, daughter of the late Benjamin and Melissa Eaves, was born June 1, 1872 in Edwardsville, and passed away at the age of 72 years, 9 months, and 29 days.

She was united in marriage on Febuary 19th, 1899, to George W. Atkinson. To this union three children were born. One son, James Arthur, preceded her in death.

She renewed her faith in Christ in the Gospel Tabernacle some five years ago.

Surviving are one son, George Earl, of Barnhill, and one daughter, Gladys Ralston, of Attica, Mich.; thirteen grandchildren, one brother, Frank Eaves, of Carleton, Mo., and one sister, Cora Bradley, of McKeesport, Pa.

In our hearts your memory lingers
Sweetly, tender, fond, and true
There'll never be a day, dear mother,
That we will not think of you.

Card of Thanks.

We wish to express our sincere appreciation to all who so kindly assisted during our recent bereavement and for the many expressions of sympathy.
Mr. and Mrs. George Earl Atkinson, and Family.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ralston and Family.

Those from a distance attending the funeral were her grandson, Pvt. Frederick H. Linder, of Fort Knox, Ky.; Mrs. Robert Ralston and two daughters, Norma and Viola, of Attica, Mich.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Benjamin Franklin Eaves (1834 - 1914)
  Melissa Howard Eaves (1838 - 1915)
 
 Spouse:
  George Washington Atkinson (1875 - 1938)
 
 Children:
  George Earl Atkinson (1901 - 1981)*
  James Arthur Atkinson (1904 - 1905)*
 
 Siblings:
  George O. Eaves**
  Mary Elizabeth Eaves Brown (1853 - 1925)*
  Sarah S. Eaves Landolt (1858 - 1916)*
  Laura Eaves Marshall (1863 - 1928)*
  Melinda Eaves Forman (1867 - 1945)*
  Anna Alvira Eaves Atkinson (1872 - 1945)
  Cora Olive Eaves Bradley (1876 - 1953)*
  Nora Ellen Eaves (1877 - 1878)*
  Marget Ester Eaves Young (1880 - 1939)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Victory Cemetery
Boyleston
Wayne County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Airrow
Record added: Apr 02, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18742816
Anna Alvira <i>Eaves</i> Atkinson
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In memory of my great grandmother, Anna Eaves Atkinson. Born 1 Jun 1872, died 29 Mar 1945.
- Jean A
 Added: Jul. 19, 2008
 
 
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