|Birth: ||Dec. 20, 1832|
Metropolitan Borough of Coventry
West Midlands, England
|Death: ||Jan. 7, 1922|
Reuben Atkins was born on 20 Dec 1832 (know the marker says 1833) in Coventry, Warwickshire, England.
He married Eliza H. Poulton. She was born on 25 Mar 1830 Coventry, Warwickshire, England and died on 17 Nov 1893 Aurora, Kane, Illinois, USA.
Reuben was a Latter Day Saints convert, married and had three sons in Salt Lake City and was preaching the good book when something went awry. He and family headed to Illinois where he became a shoemaker. His son Charles owned a huge profitable farm with quite a house on it. When Charles neared the end of his life, he put the farm on the market. Some city slickers from "in town" bought the place sight unseen as a retreat. Not until the day of closing did anyone realize that Charles & Alma's only son's, my grandfather, wife's parents (Gerberichs) were the buyers! The Gerberichs in Spring Lake are the brothers & wives of my great grandfather who went to a couple of the funerals there and never realized that is where his daughter's in-laws were buried.
name: Reuben Atkins
death date: 07 Jan 1922
death place: Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois
birth date: 20 Dec 1832
birthplace: Coventry, England
father: Chas. Atkins
father's birth place: England
Mother's birth place: England
Residence: Sherman Ave.
Spouse: Eliza Atkins
Burial date: 07 Jan 1922
Certificate number: 1191
Eliza H. Bolton Atkins (1830 - 1893)*
Reuben Poulton Atkins (1862 - 1953)*
Henry John Atkins (1865 - 1959)*
Charles B Atkins (1868 - 1946)*
Spring Lake Cemetery
Plot: Section BW, Lot 58
Maintained by: My Labor of Love
Originally Created by: James Seidelman
Record added: May 17, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8767286