|Death: ||Dec. 20, 1940|
Martha Jane was the daughter of Andrew English and Elizabeth Crawford. She married John Edward Atkinson.
Aged Resident of City Taken Here Suddenly
Mrs. John Atkinson Died at the Home of Mrs. Selma Olson Last Evening
Mrs. John Atkinson, 86 for more than half a century, a well known resident of this city and community, died at the home of Mrs. Selma Olson, at 820 South Main Street at 5:45 pm yesterday. Death came suddenly and without any immediately preceding illness.
Mrs Olson had urged Mrs. Atkinson to lie down for a short time and rest yesterday afternoon before reading the evening newspaper as was her custom. Shortly after she had lain down Mrs. Atkinson passed away. Her death came so suddenly that it was impossible for nearby relatives to arrive before she departed. Mrs. Atkinson had lived with Mrs. Olson for the past five years.
She was born in Oil City, Pa., and was Jane English, before her marriage to Mr. Atkinson. Together the young couple came from Pennsylvania to this country over 50 years ago. They established their residence in this city and for more than 40 years resided at 1212 South Main Street. Mr. Atkinson was one of the first members and officials of the local United Mine Workers organization. His death preceded that of his wife’s 12 years.
Surviving children are Ed Atkinson of near Cincinnati, Clyde of Springfield, Ill., John of Davenport, Harry of Rockford, and Mrs. Thomas Woods Sr., of this city. There are two sisters Mrs. John Lamb, of Springfield, Ill., and Mrs. C.W. Fink of Baltimore, Md. Also surviving are 29 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.
Mrs. Atkinson was an earnest worker and long time member of the Gospel Hall congregation here.
Funeral services will be at the church at 2:00 o’clock Monday with W.W. White officiating, and burial will be in the family lot at Oakland.
The Centerville Iowegian
21 December 1940 page 2
John Edward Atkinson (1848 - 1928)*
Edward Everett Atkinson (1874 - 1941)*
L. Clyde Atkinson (1876 - 1957)*
John Herbert Atkinson (1879 - 1952)*
Sarah Gertrude Atkinson Gilmore (1881 - 1920)*
Alvia Viola Atkinson Wood (1888 - 1942)*
Harry A. Atkinson (1888 - 1951)*
Ada Alma Atkinson (1895 - 1917)*
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