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Samuel Atkinson
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Birth: Sep. 2, 1827
County Durham, England
Death: Jan. 30, 1909
Lyon County
Kansas, USA

New York, Passenger and Immigration Lists, 1820-1850 about Saml Atkinson

Name: Saml Atkinson
Arrival Date: 24 Sep 1844
Age: 16
Port of Arrival: New York
Port of Departure: Liverpool
Place of Origin: England
Ship: Montezuma
Family Identification: 30161036
Microfilm Serial Number: M237
Microfilm Roll Number: 56

Other censuses show 1860 & 1880 residence (respectively) in West Columbia and Mason City, both in Mason County, West Virginia.

Mr. Atkinson appears in the 1905 Kansas State Census.

Samuel Atkinson died at his home, 209 Union street, Saturday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock. His death was due to a complication of diseases and the infirmities of old age. A severe cold, which was contracted about two weeks ago, hastened the end. The funeral was held Monday at 2:30 o'clock in the First Methodist church, under the direction of the G.A.R. The services were conducted by the Rev. W. C. Macurdy [sic], who was assisted by Rev. R. H. Mize and Rev. W. A. Parker. The interment was made in Maplewood cemetery.

Samuel Atkinson was born in Durham, England, September 2, 1827. In 1854, with his family, he moved to the United States, settling in West Columbia, W. Va. Here he was employed as a miner. At the beginning of the civil war he enlisted in Company B Fourth West Virginia Volunteer Infantry. His enlistment papers were taken out June 5, 1861, and he served during the entire war without cessation of service. He was honorably discharged from the army at Wheeling, W. Va., July 5, 1865. He was a member of Preston B. Plumb Post 55, Grand Army of the Republic, and was its secretary for eighteen years. In 1862, the family moved to Nelsonville, Ohio, where they lived for two years. On February 13, 1885, they arrived in Kansas and settled in Lyon county, where they have lived ever since.

Mr. Atkinson was married in England, May 13, 1850, to Miss Mary A. Bolton. To this marriage eight children were born, three of whom are living. These are Samuel E. Atkinson, of Jasonville, Ohio; Mrs. Mary E. Cottle, of Portsmouth, Ohio, and Robert Atkinson, of Emporia. The dead man is survived by his wife and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hardy and Mrs. Beach, both of whom live here.

Of the grandchildren who were here for the funeral were Ed Atkinson, of Parsons; Harry Atkinson, of Ottawa, and Robert A. Atkinson, of Anadarko, Okla. A daughter-in-law, Mrs. Retta Atkinson, of Ottawa, has been here for the past two weeks.

(The Emporia Weekly Gazette, 04 Feb 1909, Thursday)

Family links: 
  Thomas Atkinson (1802 - 1876)
  Mary Ann Bolton Atkinson (____ - 1913)*
  Samuel Atkinson (1827 - 1909)
  Edward M. Atkinson (1829 - 1906)*
  Mary Atkinson Hardy (1840 - 1909)*
  Isabella Atkinson Beach (1844 - 1920)*
  George Atkinson (1850 - 1900)*
*Calculated relationship
CO. B.
Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery
Lyon County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Section 7 - Lot 80 - Space 2
Created by: DSH
Record added: May 03, 2012
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Samuel Atkinson
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