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Harriet Miranda Haugh Atchison
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Birth: Aug. 18, 1839
Mercer County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 18, 1924
Shawnee County
Kansas, USA

James and Harriett Atchison came to Phillips County from Illinois in 1879. They homesteaded land south and west of Kirwin, directly south of where the wildlife office now stands. They had 13 children.

Mrs. Harriet Atchison Dead
The funeral of Mrs. Harriet Atchison who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hugh Duff, in Topeka yesterday morning, will be conducted tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Emma Van Allen by Rev. F. R. Bush.

Mrs. Atchison was one of the early settlers of this community, coming here in 1877. She is survived by seven children:
Albert Atchison of Kirwin
Harvey Atchison of Kirwin
Mrs. Emma Van Allen of Kirwin
Mrs. Jennie Thompson of Kansas City, Missouri
Mrs. J. J. Parker of Kansas City, Missouri
Ira S. Atchison of Brighton, Colorado
Mrs. Hugh Duff of Topeka

Mrs. Atchison was also the stepmother of Mrs. W. H. H. Gray of this place.

Harriet Miranda Haugh was born in Mercer county Pennsylvania, August 18, 1839, and died in Topeka, Kansas, November 18, 1924, at the age of 85 years, 2 months. She was one of a large family of whom only a brother and a sister survive.

On March 27, 1858, she was united in marriage to James D. Atchison of Brookville, Pennsylvania.

To this union were born eleven children. Mrs. Atchison is survived by three step-sons:
Curtis Atchison of Colorado Springs, Colorado
Wallace Atchison of Glen Elder, Kansas
Edwin Atchison of Minden, Nebraska
One step-daughter-Mrs. Mary Gray of Kirwin, Kansas
Three sons and four daughters:
Albert N. Atchison of Kirwin, Kansas
Harvey Atchison of Kirwin
Mrs. Emma Van Allen of Kirwin
Mrs. Jennie Thompson of Kansas City, Missouri
Mrs. Maggie Parker of Kansas City, Missouri
Mrs. Viola Duff of Topeka, Kansas
Ira Atchison of Brighton, Colorado.
25 grandchildren
6 great grandchildren besides a host of friends who sorrow at her departure.

Mr. and Mrs. Atchison moved to Illinois where they lived a few years before coming to Kansas. The family arrived at Kirwin on October 12 1879, living the first winter in a sod house on the farm now owned by Will F. H. Gray. Mr. Atchison was a cabinet maker. The family lived successively on the present Mrs. Penick farm on the divide, Frank Brotemarkle farm, and Hull Ranch before purchasing the farm on which Harvey Atchison now lives, in 1891.

Mr. Atchison died May 22, 1891, and Mrs. Atchison lived on the farm till 1901, since which time she has made her home with her children. Since 1913 she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Viola Duff, at Sabetha and Topeka. At the latter place she answered the celestial call as mentioned above.

Mrs. Atchison early confessed Christ as her Savior and united with the Presbyterian church of which she remained a member until her removal to Sabetha where she united with the Congregational Church where her membership remained until the time of her death.

Mrs. Atchison had been in usual health until within the last few months. All medical skill could do was done to no avail.

The body was brought to Kirwin Wednesday night, and the funeral services were conducted at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emma Van Allen Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Music was furnished by a mixed quartette consisting of Mesdames T. J. Atchison and C. M. Alspach and Messrs. Hugh Stuckman and Ellis Christensen with Bertha Stuckmann at the piano. The funeral address was delivered by Rev. Fred Roys Bush and interment made in the Kirwin cemetery.

The profusion of fine flowers bore witness to the respect in which the deceased was held.

November 26, 1924—Kirwin Kansan
Family links: 
  Michael Haugh (1808 - 1883)
  Magdalena Beisel Haugh (1817 - 1877)
  James Dowling Atchison (1821 - 1898)*
  James Curtis Atchison (1850 - 1938)*
  Francis M. Atchison (1862 - 1885)*
  Albert Nelson Atchison (1863 - 1939)*
  Emma Zillah Atchison VanAllen (1865 - 1948)*
  Jennie Harriet Atchison Thompson (1867 - 1949)*
  May Atchison Wenner (1870 - 1931)*
  Harvey Thomas Atchison (1874 - 1952)*
  Viola Marie Atchison Duff (1879 - 1953)*
  Elizabeth Haugh Snyder (1838 - 1901)*
  Harriet Miranda Haugh Atchison (1839 - 1924)
  Lucy E Haugh Vasbinder (1842 - 1916)*
  Mary M. Haugh Hopkins (1857 - 1912)*
*Calculated relationship
Kirwin Cemetery
Phillips County
Kansas, USA
Created by: Barbara Bowman
Record added: Apr 18, 2010
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Harriet Miranda <i>Haugh</i> Atchison
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