Lizzie's mother died just past her 3rd birthday. Her father did not remarry and raised the children. She married John E Atkinson in July 1893 a farmer in the area. Both of them were members of the Mayflower United Brethren Church of Osborne County. This church was built on land her father donated. They later moved to Yuma, CO. They had nine children: Clarence; twin sons, Glen Wiley and Guy Elmer; Ruth Mabel (Atkinson) Hensell; Carl Raymond; Amos "Dee" Atkinson; Wilma Jean (Atkinson) Wagner; Albert Nye Atkinson; and Margie Pauline Atkinson.