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Thomas Atkinson
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Birth: Mar. 10, 1816
County Sligo, Ireland
Death: May 20, 1904
Green Bay
Brown County
Wisconsin, USA

Siblings: Stephen Atkinson

From Commemorative biographical record of the counties of Brown, Kewaunee and Door, Wisconsin, pg.118:

THOMAS ATKINSON, a respected and well-known citizen of Preble township, Brown county, is a native of Ireland, born March lO, 1816, in County Sligo, son of Henry and Kate (Kaveny) Atkinson, the former of whom was a farmer and stock raiser.

Thomas Atkinson received such an education as the schools of the time and place afforded, and from boyhood was reared to farm life. In January. 1842, he was married to Miss Mary Flatley, who was born in 1823, daughter of Dominick and Margaret (Flynn) Flatley, and this union was blessed with children as follows: Margaret (now Mrs. John Mahon, of Preble), Henry (deceased in infancy), Kate (who died, unmarried, in Preble township) and Maria (who was a school teacher, and died in Preble township in young womanhood), all four born in Ireland; and Louis (at home;, Philip (of Ironwood, Mich.) and Thomas H. (who died young), these three born in America. In January, 1848, Mr. and Mrs. Atkinson, with their family, then consisting of three girls, left Ireland, and shortly afterward sailed from Liverpool, England, on the "West Point," landing at New York in March, after a voyage of forty-one days. They first located in Cherry Valley, Oneida Co., N. Y., where Mr. Atkinson worked as laborer on a plank-road at that time in course of construction, remaining there over a year; then, in the fall of 1849, proceeding by canal from Rome to Buffalo, N. Y., they took passage on a vessel bound for Kewaunee, Wis., thence coming to Green Bay on the tug "Jim Wood." The same fall Mr. Atkinson located on a small farm in Holland township. Brown county, "all in the woods;" but after remaining there about a month returned to Green Bay, where he resided some years. In 1853 he was appointed lighthouse keeper at Long Tail Point, Wis., and was stationed there six years and one month, at the end of which time he removed to Fort Howard, where he opened out a grocery and saloon business. A few months later, in the spring of i860, he located on his present farm, and has here since continuously resided, having now 1332 acres of prime land, which he has accumulated by years of industry and toil. On May 4, 1856, Mrs. Mary Atkinson passed from earth, and May 29, 1857, Mr. Atkinson wedded, for his second wife, Miss Margaret Howard, who was born, in 1827, in County Limerick, Ireland, daughter of Michael Howard; she died January 22, 1877, without issue, and her remains now rest in Shantytown cemetery. Our subject, as a member of the Democratic party, takes an active interest in politics, and has held the offices of supervisor and chairman of his township; in religious faith he is a member of the Catholic Church. He is well read, keeping himself closely informed on the issues of the day, and is highly respected wherever he is known.
Family links: 
  Mary Margaret Flatley Atkinson (1823 - 1856)
  Margaret Atkinson Mahon (1842 - 1934)*
  Catherine Atkinson (1845 - 1880)*
  Maria Atkinson (1847 - 1871)*
  Louis Atkinson (1850 - 1896)*
  Philip Charles Atkinson (1853 - 1924)*
  Thomas Henry Atkinson (1855 - 1856)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: On same stone with: Mary, Maria, Catharine, Louis, Henry
Allouez Catholic Cemetery And Chapel Mausoleum
Green Bay
Brown County
Wisconsin, USA
Plot: AA North
Created by: Daniel Allen
Record added: Dec 02, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81429488
Thomas Atkinson
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Thomas Atkinson
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