|Birth: ||Feb. 24, 1883|
|Death: ||Feb. 9, 1920|
Obituary, James Zoe Atchison
Miss J. Zoe Atchison, daughter of Mr. J.B. Atchison and Mrs. Minnie M. Myler Atchison, deceased and former residents of Iola was born in Toledo, Cumberland County, Illinois, Feb 24, 1883, and departed this life from the home of her sister, Mrs. T.E. Olliver, 321 S. Washington St. this city, Feb 9, 1920, at 10:30 a.m. She moved with her parents to Oklahoma City, Okla. in 1891. Six years later the family came to Iola, where the father died in 1915. The mother passed away two years later.
After a few years residence in Iola, where she attended our public schools, Miss Atchison suffered a nervous breakdown from which she never fully recovered. Partially regaining her strength, she entered the School of Expression in Kansas City, Mo., where she remained during one year; after which she entered the Kansas State Normal School, at Emporia, this state. She was an untiring worker in whatever she engaged. Her physical strength not being sufficient to sustain her in school studies, she entered the W.C.T.U. work with which she was in love, having preformed some labor in that line locally, prior to her entering the School of Expression. Proving herself well adapted to this line of serving the people she was chosen State Worker for that organization in Kansas, and entered work under the direction of Mrs. Sena Wallace whom Miss Zoe always called Mother Wallace. This same year, 1908, in Sept. she was chosen State Secretary of the Y.P.B. for Kansas, in which capacity she served during the seven succeeding years. In 1915 she was elected Nation Field Secretary, in which office she was serving at the time of her decease.
Miss Atchison united with the Methodist Episcopal church in the days of her childhood. A loving, faithful and saintly mother, early taught her the principles of upright living as well as her duty to mankind and to her God, for which Zoe never wavered not departed. The mother lived to see the daughter exemplify that teaching and to see her honored by the country-wide organization in bestowing upon her one of the most important offices within their gift.
She preferred other to herself, she was devoted to the good of humanity; she was self sacrificing she loved and worshiped her God; she served her church; she did all that lay in her power to make the nation temperate; she spend herself in leading the young people of this nation to clean upright living; she was a loyal and patriotic American lady; she was a true and noble Christian woman. She gave her life as a mark of her loyalty to the work in which she was engaged. She leaves a sister and brother and a host of loving friends to mourn her going.
Feb. 12, 1920
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James B Atchison (1853 - 1915)
Malinda M Myler Atchison (1853 - 1917)
Dora B Atchison Olliver (1876 - 1966)*
James Zoe Atchison (1883 - 1920)
Leon Myler Atchison (1885 - 1968)*
Plot: 5 150 4
Created by: debilyn
Record added: Oct 19, 2011
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