Nelson Atkinson

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Nelson Atkinson

  • Birth 20 Jun 1841 New York, USA
  • Death 20 Jun 1869 Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA
  • Burial Greenwood, Cass County, Nebraska, USA
  • Memorial ID 47670882


Nelson Atkinson was born in Rhode Island on June 20, 1841. He died June 20, 1869. According to the book, Sheffer Pioneer Cemetery: The Lives of Those Interred edited by Rose Anne Hockstra, Nelson operated a mill on Rock Creek, west of Greenwood. The book states, "There was a flood on June 20, 1869, and Nelson jumped into the water to try to dislodge a log jam. His brother Byde tried to jump in to save him, but he was held back by the other men there."

Nelson left behind his widow, Lydia, and two daughters, Elcina and Matilda. A son, Nelson Jr., was born two months after his father's death. Lydia returned to Wisconsin, married and gave birth to eight more children. (source: Sheffer book).

Nelson's death is documented in the U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedule of persons who died during the year ending June 1, 1870. He died at the age of 28 from drowning in Lancaster county, Nebraska.

Nelson was the son of John Atkinson and Ann Grunshaw.


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  • Created by: Susan Petersen
  • Added: 6 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 47670882
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nelson Atkinson (20 Jun 1841–20 Jun 1869), Find A Grave Memorial no. 47670882, citing Sheffer Pioneer Cemetery, Greenwood, Cass County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Susan Petersen (contributor 46605423) .