|Birth: ||Jan. 1, 1818|
County Sligo, Ireland
|Death: ||Apr. 30, 1890|
Brother of Thomas Atkinson
Parents were Henry Atkinson and Catherine "Kate" Kaveny.
Stephen Atkinson was born in Rathurliska, Sligo County, Ireland, on Jabuary 1st, 1818; died in Fort Howard, Brown County, Wis., April 30th, 1890, after an illness of nearly three months, of inanition.
In the year 1849, Stephen Atkinson was united in marriage to Elizabeth Finnegan of Rathurliska. Thirteen years afterward with their young family, this devoted pair came to the United States, making their first home in this city. In 1863 they removed to Fort Howard and there have since made their home, death entering the happy family circle for the first time on April 9th 1889, when the sainted wife and mother closed her eyes on earth, leaving to the bereaved ones the precious memory of her faithful, consecrated life. The aged father, thus bereft of the companion of nearly 40 years, could hardly go on through the weary days that followed, but through them all he has had the ministering care of those nearest him and dearest to him, that was increased as the days and hours of weakness demanded, and in the last moments his nine children were about his bedside with other near friends.
Through many years Mr. Atkinson was engaged in the cattle trade, buying extensively and shipping north. In 1868 he was marshal of Fort Howard, and later served several times in the city council. In 1870 he opened a meat market in Fort Howard, and in 1881 he established a wholesale market, making at that time large shipments of live stock, dressed meats, etc.
Mr. Atkinson was a keen, shrewd man of business, his ability in this direction winning for him a handsome competency and was in addition to rearing and educating a large family of children, who were in several instances permitted to enjoy especial advantages. They are as follows: Catherine (Mrs. W. B. Hogan) Marinette; Henry M,. and John, of Metropolitan, Mich.; Jennie (Mrs. B. W. Jones) and Miss Ella, Vulcan, Mich.; Miss Madge and Thomas G,; Metroplolitan, Mich.; Edward James at Atkinson, Mich.; Miss Bessie A., Fort Howard. Mr. Atkinson’s only immediate relatives living, outside of the circle just noted, is Thomas Atkinson of Bay Settlement.
The funeral took place on Saturday at St. Patrick’s church, Fort Howard, of which the deceased was a faithful consistent member, Rev. John Larmer pastor of the church celebrating Requiem High Mass. There were many beautiful flowers and among them were: a pillow with the word “Father” in center; a cross and crown; sickle, etc. The high esteem in which Mr. Atkinson had been held was amply attested to by the large concourse of friends who were present from Green Bay, Fort Howard, Hollandtown, Wrightstown; T. McKenna, Quinnesec; James F. Foley, Negaunee, and H. J. Atkinson, Michagamie, Mich. The Interment was at Fox Hill cemetery.
The pallbearers were: C. McGinnis, A. L. Gray, H. B. Huffman, C. H. Nanscawen, Abram Lucas and James Delaney. A large number of friends followed the remains to its last resting place.
--Green Bay Press Gazette, Wednesday, May 7, 1890
Eleanor Finnegan Atkinson (1829 - 1889)*
Elizabeth Bridget Atkinson Gleeson (1848 - 1914)*
Catherine Agnes Atkinson Hogan (1850 - 1903)*
Henry Melvin Atkinson (1854 - 1891)*
Jennie Mathilda Atkinson Jones (1855 - 1926)*
John F Atkinson (1856 - 1903)*
Thomas George Atkinson (1860 - 1929)*
Fort Howard Memorial Park
Plot: BK 1
Created by: Daniel Allen
Record added: Dec 02, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81440447