Atkinson, William H.
Age: 23, credited to Newbury, VTVITALS
Birth: 10/19/1838, Newbury, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Oxbow Cemetery, Newbury, VT
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WILLIAM A. ATKINSON
The current bears us all along. It stays not for the purpose and hopes of anyone, In a day, or even an hour, a man is though he had never been. Well knowing that the fact is not so, he yet feels while living, that he is immortal on earth. His conscious existence so overwhelms him that he cannot realize that he ever will be no part of life or consciousness. The delusion, like many other phantoms of life, was broken in the death of William A. Atkinson, and many friends who gathered at his home Thursday afternoon to pay him the last tribute of respect were confronted with the fact that they too were mortal.
The subject of this sketch was born Oct. 19, 1838, the eldest son of Joseph and Charlotte Atkinson. He was educated in the public schools and Newbury Seminary, and before reaching manís estate, he had offered his services and his life to our nation in order that our government should not perish, serving in the 12th Vermont, Co. H.
On returning from the war he settled down to peaceful pursuits of agriculture, and on June 11, 1865, was united in marriage to Ella, daughter of A. Hazen and Maria Lang. of Bath. N. H. An ideal home was established in which three daughters came who proved a joy and a comfort to their parents and who repaid them for the watchful care, their education, and environment of a Christian home with filial love. All are living, Charlotte, now Mrs. Frank Gunnell, of Harworth, N.J., and Misses Frances and Anna of Newbury.
Bradford United Opinion, May 5, 1922
Courtesy ofDeanna French.