|Birth: ||Nov. 9, 1804, England|
|Death: ||Sep. 14, 1887|
Son of Thomas and Ellen (Richmond) Atkinson of Low Ray Carr farm, Dallowgill, Kirkby Malzeard, Yorkshire. Came to America with his wife and children in 1843 on the ship Mississippi from Liverpool to New York City. Naturalized in 1845 in Champaign Co., OH, and in 1847 bought land in Green Co., WI, where he and his wife lived until their death.
SOURCE: Brodhead Independent (Green County, Wisconsin), 23 Sep 1887, p. 3
Father Richard Atkinson died at his home near Albany Wednesday, Sept. 14, 1887.
He was born in Yorkshire, England, Nov. 9, 1804, and was consequently nearly 83 years of age. He came to this country in 1843, and Aug. 1st, 1848 settled on the farm which for nearly forty years was his earthly home, whence he passed to the eternal home beyond, to rejoin the dear companion with whom he lived nearly 61 years here below, and who preceded him a little while to the better land.
The funeral services were held at the house on Saturday, Sept. 17, and were conducted by Rev. G. W. Nuzum, of Viroqua, who preached an appropriate sermon from the words found in Job 19, 25: "For I know that my Redeemer liveth."
A large audience of neighbors and friends attested by their presence their respect for the dead and their sympathy with the living. The interment was in the cemetery at Brodhead where he rests beside his wife.
Eight children were born to them, seven of whom are still living, one son, Mr. Geo. Atkinson, formerly a resident at Brodhead, having departed this life about two years ago.
Another of the grand old pioneers of Green Co. has gone, but Father Atkinson was ready for his change and we trust his sainted spirit rests in his home above.
May God care for and keep all his loved ones.
Mary Nelson Atkinson (1802 - 1884)
William Atkinson (1833 - 1910)*
John C. Atkinson (1834 - 1910)*
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Record added: Dec 11, 2008
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