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William Christopher Atkinson, Sr
Birth: 1856
Georgetown County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 15, 1920
Georgetown County
South Carolina, USA


"Pay Tribute of Respect: Prominent Families of George-Town Attend Negro's Funeral" Georgetown, SC
A demonstration considered remarkable occurred here Sunday at the funeral of William C. Atkinson, in the African Methodist Church, when a large section of the spacious interior set aside for the purpose was filled to overflowing with white men and women of the most prominent families of the city, met to pay tribute of respect to a worthy member of the colored race. The floral offerings covering the casket and banked around the pulpit, were largely tributes from the white friends of the deceased.
Born in 1856 in Georgetown County, William Atkinson grew up on a rice plantation, there learning from the gentlefolk of the manor good manners, which couple with native judgment, honesty and devotion to duty, in whatever sphere it came to him, had brought him not only business success and the respect and high esteem of all who knew him, both white and black. The Negroes from all the county literally swarmed in to attend the funeral.
A fitting and impressive service was carried out by the various pastors of the city and the selected choir. The Reverenc Perrin, pastor of the deceased, delivered a panegyric.
"Bill" Atkinson died last Thursday, April 15, having been in failing health for some months. For the past twenty years, he has conducted a very successful green grocery here and general store. His patronage included nearly everybody to a greater or less extent and his standard of doing business was such that everyone had implicit faith in him.
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  Maudest Kelly Atkinson (1867 - 1956)
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Prince George Winyah Cemetery
Georgetown County
South Carolina, USA
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Originally Created by: Patti Yourko Burns
Record added: May 03, 2009
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William Christopher Atkinson, Sr
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