|Birth: ||Sep. 15, 1819|
|Death: ||Nov. 7, 1900|
Silas L. Atkinson, well-known throughout Bucks county, died at his home in Langhorne, at eleven o'clock Monday morning after a brief illness. On Saturday he was first taken sick, but was only slightly ill, his condition improving until early Monday morning. Heart failure caused death late in the morning. The deceased, who was a member of the Society of Friends, was in his eighty-second year, having been born September 15, 1819. He was for many years in the newspaper business and for a short time he was a partner in a store in Doylestown. He learned the printer's trade in the office of the Bucks County Intelligencer and during the latter years of his life was a frequent contributor to various papers. He entered The Intelligencer office in 1834 and left in the summer of 1871. For some time he kept a store in Centreville, moving his family from there to the county seat about 1864. He married Elizabeth Eastburn, daughter of Brazilla Eastburn, of Upper Makefield. His wife died in February 1897, just after the celebration of their golden wedding. They had three children: Ruth Anna, wife of Walter Chur, of East Orange, N. J.; Mary H., living in Langhorne, and Watson W., who married Mary Fisher and now lives in West Philadelphia. Last week Mr. Atkinson served on the jury in the United States District Court, in Philadelphia, and when he came home on Friday evening he was apparently entirely well, but acute indigestion assailed him on Saturday. Mr. Atkinson was of the old school of printers, contemporary with Hiram Lukens, John S. Brown, Eleazer F. Church, William L. Large and others. He was an accomplished all around man, and served as a printer, collector, book-keeper, reporter and correspondent in the newspaper business. In this manner he acquired a wide and intimate acquaintance all over Bucks county, but especially in the middle and lower end, where he knew, twenty years ago, almost every man. He was of genial and pleasing disposition and upright estimable character - a man with many friends.
The above is his obit
Elizabeth Eastburn Atkinson (1822 - 1897)
Wrightstown Friends Meeting Cemetery
Created by: Ben Cooper
Record added: Nov 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61694263
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