Harold Ashley Atwood

Harold Ashley Atwood

Birth
Antioch, Lake County, Illinois, USA
Death 2 Feb 2011 (aged 89)
Angola, Steuben County, Indiana, USA
Burial Cooper, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 80845051 · View Source
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The Herald Palladium
8 February 2011

Harold A. Atwood

BENTON HARBOR - Harold A. Atwood, 89, of Benton Harbor died suddenly Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at the Potawatomi Inn, Angola, Ind., while attending an Elderhostel Conference.

Harold was born Dec. 18, 1921, in Antioch, Ill., to the late Charles Ashley and Elaine M. (Pritchard) Atwood. He was a 1938 graduate of Antioch Township High School. He then attended Blackburn College from 1939 to 1941 when he was called into the service of his country and served four years in the United States Army.

After his discharge, Harold received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Illinois and his master of arts degree from the University of Wisconsin. He then began teaching social studies at the Benton Harbor Area Schools, where he served until his retirement in 1982. He married Georgia Christleib on Aug. 21, 1954. She preceded him in death on Nov. 14, 1997. He was a member of the Berrien County Retired Teachers Association as well as several local, state and national historical societies.

Surviving is his brother, Richard Atwood of Gurnee, Ill., and his dear friends, Marcia and Arnold Smith of Benton Harbor; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by five brothers, James, Howard, Lawrence, Charles and Thomas Atwood, and one sister, Mary Boyd.

There will be no visitation, and memorial services for Harold A. Atwood will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home & Crematory, 3985 East Church St., Hamilton, Ind.

Memorial contributions in the memory of Harold A. Atwood may be given to Morton House Museum, 501 Territorial Road, P.O. Box 173, Benton Harbor, Mich. 49023. Condolences may be sent to the family or the online guest book may be signed at www.oberlinturnbull.com.


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  • Created by: Brad Potts
  • Added: 22 Nov 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 80845051
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harold Ashley Atwood (18 Dec 1921–2 Feb 2011), Find a Grave Memorial no. 80845051, citing West Cooper Cemetery, Cooper, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Brad Potts (contributor 47043387) .