|Birth: ||Oct. 2, 1881|
|Death: ||Jun. 27, 1932|
Charles Byron Atkinson, son of Byron and Lillie Atkinson, was born at Greenwood, Nebr. Oct. 2, 1881 and died at his home near Wiley, Colo., June 27, 1932 at the age of 50 years, 8 months and 25 days. In 1903 he was united in marriage with Emma Leazenby. To this union were born two daughters, Mabel and Grace. In 1907 the family moved to Colorado and made their home near Bristol for five years. Since then they have lived in the Wiley Community. Charles Atkinson had a wide aquaintance and a host of friends. His neighbors often came to talk over their problems with him and found a sympathetic and understanding heart. He was often able to give needed encourangment and was always ready to share with others in time of need. He was a friend of children. His home was a place of love and devotion. He was a member of the Methodist church. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church of Wiley, Rev. J.C. Watson, the pastor, officiated. The many floral offerings showed the high esteem felt for the deceased in the community. A host of friends filled to capacity the church. J.R. Ellenberger, Harold Fasnacht, B.G. Bird and Benny Bird sang, "Saved by Grace," "Going Down the Valley," and "Hold Thou My Hand." His father died July 6, 1931. He is survived by his wife Emma, two daughters, Mrs. George Barton and Mrs. Buber McKitrich of Wiley, Colorado, his mother and two sisters, Mrs. Ed Bell and Mrs. Harry Marloff of Greenwood, Nebr. R.L. Sargent, Wm. Mick, Ed Barton, J.H. Needham, E.T. Routh and Oscar Cline acted as pallbearers. Internment was made in the Fairmount Cemetery at Lamar with Cheatum-Kirpatrick Mortuary of Lamar in Charge.
Created by: Lea
Record added: Aug 20, 2009
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