Charles, the son of John and Lydia Atkinson, was born in Jefferson
county, Illinois, September 27, 1881, died Jan. 19, 1912, aged 30
years, 3 months, 21 days.
On the 29th day of May, 1905, he was united in marriage to
Miss Anna Burnett. To this union two children were born, Dean and Ausby.
They resided here until two years ago when they moved to Burley, Ark. and
lived there until death called Mr. Atkinson. He leaves a wife and two children,
aged six and four years, and a heartbroken mother. His father, John Atkinson,
was killed 17 years ago last July by the explosion of an engine boiler, and an
elder brother, Alva, died fifteen years ago last April. Mr. Atkinson was a
member of the First Baptist church.
The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Chas. Bersche, of this city,
at East Salem at 1:00 o'clock Thursday and interment will follow at the cemetery
January 17, 1912 Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera