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Elizabeth Shanks
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Birth: Jul. 11, 1842
Illinois, USA
Death: Apr. 13, 1924
Skamania County
Washington, USA

Elizabeth Shanks Atkins was born in Indiana, July 11, 1842. She was married to Silas Russell Atkins at the close of the Civil War in Sullivan, Indiana, and they came west in 1893.

To Mr. and Mrs. Atkins were born nine children, five of whom survive their mother. These are Mrs. Nannie M. Woods, Reeds, Missouri, Steven Patrick Atkins, Carson, Washington, Henry H. Atkins, Carson, Washington, Mrs. Alice Brown, Sheridan, Oregon, and Denny Atkins, Carson, Washington, with whom the mother was making her home.

Mrs. Atkins passed away at fifteen minutes past noon on Sunday, April 13, 1924, as she sat in her chair after eating her noon meal. Although she had been in poor health for a long time, the end was sudden and unexpected.

Mrs. Atkins leaves not only the sons and daughters and grandchildren to mourn her departure, but also many neighbors and friends who will miss her and who sympathize with the bereaved family. She joined the Christian church in Dayton, Oregon many years ago.

The funeral was held from the Carson Methodist Church at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, the pastor, Rev. J.C. Lawrence, preaching the funeral sermon. Burial was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Carson, Mr. McDaniels of Stevenson, Washington having charge.

Published in the Skamania County Pioneer Newspaper, in Stevenson, WA on 18 April 1924. Information found in the "Obituaries from the Skamania County Newspaper 1900-1929",
Compiled by Homer and Alice Townsend, 119 W. Burgen, Goldendale, WA 98620 in March 1985

Old Carson Cemetery
Skamania County
Washington, USA
Created by: Kay and Duane Douglass
Record added: Jul 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93912788
Elizabeth Shanks
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