EVA

ALLEN - ABOUT
ALLEN KIMMINS AND EVA JEANETTA
ATKINSON WITH CHILDREN.
EVA, EARL, GILBERT, WILLIAM
ABOUT 1899
EARL WITH DAUGHTER
MARY JUNE ATKINSON
NOV.1952
CHRISTMAS 1985
EARL WITH 2 GRANDSONS,
ALLEN AND DAVID BEECROFT
& 2 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN,
DANIAL AND KELLI BEECROFT
WILLIAM FARIS AND RUTH
VIRGINIA CURTIS ATKINSON
EDDING - AUGUST JO, 1924
--WILLIAM AND
AUGUST JO, 1974
WILLIAM AND RUTH
50th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
AUGUST 30, 1974
THEIR SON, WILLIAM HOWARD
ATKINSON, AND GRANDDAUGHTERS,
TERRY LYNN, CHRISTINE RUTH
AND KAREN ATKINSON
JANUARY 23, 1951
THE SCHLAG GRANDSONS, EDWARD
JAY AND KENNETH RAY, WITH THEIR
GREAT-GRANDMOTHER, EVA ATKINSON,
ON HER 76th BIRTHDAY
!EVA AND ALBERT'S SON,
ALBERT HAROLD SCHLAG AND
HIS WIFE, BESSIE JANE
MILLER SCHLAG
MAY 5, 1985
GILBERT LESTER SR. AND
HALLIE MAY YOUNG ATKINSON
SEPTEMBER 1959
GILBERT
AUGUST 8, 1973
76th BIRTHDAY
GILBERT AND HALLIE'S SON,
GILBERT LESTER, JR. AND HIS WIFE,
PATRICIA LOUISE PICKERING ATKINSON,
AND FAMILY: GREGORY DEAN, TIMOTHY
SCOTT, ANDREA LOUISE AND JENNIFER KAY
CHRISTMAS 1969
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,..'\{ VANCE WITH DAUGHTER
' ' ' . ~ BETTY JEAN ATKINSON
AT HER WEDDING
Sept. 8, 1953
THE TWINS - 1904
VANCE ALLEN AND VERNON JOHN ATKINSON
(left) (right)
THE SHIELDS DAUGHTERS,
DORIS JEAN SHIELDS AND
MARY LOU SHIELDS COOPER
MAY 1974
GLADYS
SKYLINE DRIVE.
VA. JULY 5. 1937
THE DIXON SONS:
PHILIP JAMES AND
RONALD ALLEN DIXON
JULY 1975
FLORENA AND OSCAR
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
SEPTEMBER 21, 1936
JAMES OSCAR AND FLORENA
MARGARET ATKINSON DIXON
50th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
SEPTEMBER 15, 1986
1950
'Mary Jun,e Atkinson Sept. 9
Bride of Floyd Dale Beecroft
announce&
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:\riss June Atkinson, I bride and her corS:lge was
daughter of Earl C. Atkinson, of Iwhite roses,
Roney's Point, brcame the bride :Jliss illcCord was attired in
of Floyd Dale Beecroft, son 0[ I light blue suit, red acccssori
,Ir, and :'IIr.,. Floyd £. Beecroft, Iand her corsage was of red rose
of 112 Atki::son AI'P., Elm Gr0':e, Following a reception at tI
0n Thursday cvening. Sept. 9. home of the pc
The vows werc exchangcd at cnts, the couple left for the
"e \' en-thirty o'clock in. the I trip.
RO:1ey's Point United Ptesby- I The new 1\lrs. Bpecroit is
terian Church. i graduatc of Triadelphia Hi;
The Re\'. John Grey officiated, School, class of and is no
at the double rin,£:( ceremony in, a senior student at the Ohio \';
the presence of the immediate, ley General Hospital School
:a:nilics. i
Sally attended Beecroft was graduat(
the bride as maid of honor and, from Triadelphia Schoo
Rober' Boyd served :Ill', Beecrofl and is now sen'in£( with ti
as be t );1an. Ie S. Air Force, He IS st
.-\ dov!' blue suit with nal'Y, tinned at Andre\\', Air Fan
blue acccssorics wa.' worn by the B3>e, Washington. D. C,
1954
OCTOBER 1987
JUNE and DALE BEECROFT
lefts son, DAVID and his wife KAREN
rights son, ALLEN and his wife MARCIE
grandchildrens KELLI 2t and DANIAL 3t (children of DAVID and KAREN)
THE A. K. ATKINSON GRANDCHILDREN
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ATKINSON
PERLE "P.B." SHIELDS
Perle "P.B." Shields, 87, of Phoenix, a retired equipment manager, died
December 24, 1997. He was born in West West Survivors
include his wife, Gladys; daughters, Mary Lou Cooper and Dor1s Jean;
foster daughters, Ellen'cassidy and JoAnn campbell; two grandchildren;
and one great-grandchild. Services have been held. Mercer Chapel.
Phoenix, Arizona Newspaper December 24, 1997
CHARLES WILLIAM ATKINSON
Charles W. Atkinson. 86, of Reed Avenue, Houston, died unexpectedly
Wednesday, August 5, 1987, in his home. Born September 11, 1901, in
west Finley Township, PA, he was the son of George and May McDaid
Atkinson. On June 29, 1926, he married Rowena Fife Atkinson, who died
July 13, 1977. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in
canonsburg, where he was a member of the men's group.
Mr. Atkinson retired from W. S. George Pottery in 1970. He was a
member of the Brotherhood of Operative Potters, Lodge No. J61 of the
Junior Order of the United American Mechanics, and the Chartiers
Houston Senior Citizens.
Surviving are three daughters, Elizabeth Anderson of Buena Vista, Colo-
rado, Louise Carroll of Mason, Ohio, and Charlotte Fritz of campbell,
california; and one son James R. Atkinson of Maxwell, Nebraska.
Deceased are one son, Charles David Atkinson; one brother, George
Atkinson, and one sister, Esther Atkinson.
canonsburg, pennsylvania Newspaper August 5, 1987
CHARLES DAVID ATKINSON
Charles David Atkinson, 56, of Thorne street, Houston, died Wednesday,
January 28, 1987, in his home of an apparent heart attack.
He was born October 7, 1930, in Houston, a son of Charles VI. Atkinson
of Houston and the late Rowena Fife Atkinson. He was a mechanic for
the Gutman Oil Co. and a member of the Teamsters International Brother-
hood.
Mr. Atkinson attended the Faith United Presbyterian Church, Washington,
PAt and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Surviving, in addition to his father, are his wife, Shirley H. Morgan
Atkinson: two sons', . Chris' David Atkinson, Eighty Four, and Kirby
Atkinson, Washington; two daughters, Mrs. Don (Darla) COWden, Hickory,
and Sally Atkinson, at home; two grandchildren, Drew and Danielle
Cowden; three sisters, Elizabeth Anderson, Colorado, Louise Carroll,
Mason, Ohio, and Charlotte Fritz, campbell, california, and one brother,
James R., Maxwell, Nebraska.
canonsburg, Pennsylvania Newspaper January 28. 1987
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ATKINSON
REV. W. A. ATKINSON, MINISTER AND CHAPLAIN IN WORLD WAR
Rev. William A. Atkinson, D. D., native of West Finley township,
active in the Presbyterian ministry forty years and in service as
chaplain of an artillery unit overseas in the World War, died at
Tarrytown, N. Y., Sunday, Jan. 12th. in his 66th year. The funeral
service was held Wednesday afternoon, in the Presbyterian church at
Rochester, Pa., where he had held a pastorate. Interment was in a
cemetery at Beaver, pa ••
Mr. Atkinson was born in Beham Knob School District, west Finley
township, March 28, 1870, son of James C. and Sarah Kimmins Atkin-
son, who resided down the slope to the right as one approaches
Beham from the east. He was a pupil of Beham School. He was grad-
uated from Wooster Ohio College. His father was a faithful elder in
West Union Presbyterian Church, Dallas, where the son was in the
Sunday School and church. He entered the ministry, being grad-
uated from western Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh. He was united
in marriage with Miss Bertha Carroll, of his native community.
Caldwell, Ohio Presbyterian Church was an early pastorate he held.
While residing in Ohio he was connected with a military organi-
zation and when the United States entered the World War his organi-
zationi:was formed into an artillery unit, which he served as
chaplain. Wray Laird, formerly of Claysville, was a captain in the
same unit. Both were honored by France for their meritorious
service. Since then Mr. Atkinson held a pastorate at Rochester,
Pa., and more recently was pastor at Long Island, N. Y. Mrs. Eva
Atkinson Giles, of Claysville, whose death occurred in 1934, was a
sister of deceased.
He leaves his wife, a daughter. Helen, wife of J. M. Cowan, Tarry-
toen, N. Y., two sons, Frank Atkinson and William Atkinson, of
Long Island. a granddaughter, Jean Cowan. one sister, Mrs. Eliza-
beth Grandstaff, Washington, pa.; and a brother, Allen K. Atkinson,
Valley Grove, W.Va.
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ATKINSON
BABY DIES
-DIED- John Vernon, 17 months old son of Mr. amd Mrs. A.K. Atkinson
of near Potomac, W. Va., on Thursday, September 14, 1905, of cholera
infantum. The child was one of twins, both boys. Funeral Friday
at 2 p.m. Interment at West Alexander Cemetary.
September 14, 1905
HUBBARD WAYNE ATKINSON
On Friday, Dec. 20, 1907, occurred the death by pneumonia of
Hubbard Wayne the six weeks old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Atkinson.
Darling baby, he has left USI
Left us yes for evermore.
But we hope to meet our loved one. December 20, 1907
On that bright and happy shore.
MRS. ELIZABETH GRANDSTAFF
Mrs. Elizabeth Atkinson Grandstaff, 72, widow of S. F. Grandstaff,
died Tuesday evening, April 16, 1940, in the home of a daughter,
Mrs. E. C. Munnell, of 108 Christman Avenue.
A daughter of James C. and Sarah Kimmins Atkinson, Mrs. Grandstaff
was born in West Finley Township January 10, 1868. She was a mem-
ber of the Third Presbyterian church of Washington, the William
Paul Sunday School Class and of the Washington Chapter, Order of
Eastern Star.
Surviving are a daughter, Virginia, wife of E. C. Munnell, Wash-
ingtonl a son, Faris A. Grandstaff, Nashingtonl a brother, A. K.
Atkinson, Valley Grove, W. Va., and three grandchildren.
Friends will be received at the W. B. Ritchie Funeral Home, 130
East Wheeling street, where services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m.
in charge of the Rev. F, W. Harkey. 3urial will be in West Alex-
ander Cemetery. April 16, 1940

Lucy Downing Atkinson, 90, of Valley Grove, died Sunday in Wheeling
Hospital, She was a member of the Point united presby-
terian Church. She was preceeded in death by her husband, Clarence
G. Atkinson, in 1970, and a son, Willard D. Bell, in 1979. Surviv-
ing are three daughters; Mrs. Joseph (Roberta) Whiteman, of Grove
City, Ohio, Harold T. (Lois) Orth, of Triadelphia, and Mrs.
Alfred (Dorothy) Howard, of Valley Grove; 12 grandchildren; 12
great-gradnchildren. Friends received at the Kepner Funeral Home,
166 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday, and 2-4 and
7-9 p.m. Tuesday, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Inter.ment in West Alexander, Cemetery.
ATKINSON
CHARLES S. ATKINSON
Charles Sumner Atkinson, 81, farmer of West Alexander R.D. 2, died
suddenly yesterday at his home. He was born in Brooke County, May:::6,
1874, son of the late Samuel and Clarinda Snedeker Atkinson and was
a member of the united Presbyterian Church. Surviving are two daugh-
ters, Allen Phillippi, cameron, and Miss Lois, West Liberty;
two sisters, Mrs. Eliazbeth Young, Bethany, and Mrs. Henry Atkinson,
four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Friends
will be received at the Houghton Funeral Home after 2 p.m. today.
Services will be held in the chapel on Sunday at 2 p.m. in charge of
the Rev. william Gilmore. Interment in west Alexander Cemetery.
July 1955
SAMUEL ATKINSON
Mr. Samuel Atkinson died at the home of his father D. T. Atkinson
two miles west of this borough on the National pike, at about 6.30
a.m. Sabbath, April 14, 1901, of diabetes, aged about 25 years.
The deceased had been suffering for several years with the disease
of which he died, but had been going about until the saturday evening
before his demise. Heo'was taken bad in the night and although every-
thing ;ossible was done by the attending physicians and by his sympa-
thizing friends it was of no avail and death came to relieve his
SUffering at the hour named above.
The deceased was a popular, well known and highly respected young
man, was rather quiet and unassuming yet courteous and gentle-
manly withal. It was these elements in his make up that made him
every inch a model young man and one whose loss will be felt by the
community generally, the church to which he belonged and all its
societies in partiCUlar.
Samuel Atkinson, Jr., we might call him to distinguish him from his
uncle, Han. S.W. Atkinson of west father and mother,
three brothers and two sisters and a host of relatives and friends
to mourn his lossl Frazier, married and living on a farm near No.9
school house, Ohio County, W. Va., Giffen and James, both single and
a t home, are the surviving brothers Mary, married and living on:_·a
farm with her husband, William Anderson, at Pleasant Valley, Marsh-
all County, W. Va., and Miss Lucy, single and at home, are the sur-
viving sisters.
The funeral services, conducted by Rev. W. M. Coleman, pastor of
the United Presbyterian church of this place. to which church the
deceased belonged, was held at his late home at ten a.m. Tuesday,
April 16. 1901. attended by probably the greatest number of people
that have turned out to any funeral in this community for years.
Someone said there were seventy-two vehicles in line when the funer-
al procession passed through town on its way to the "silent city
of the dead", the West Alexander cemetery.
April 14, 1901
October 6, 1934
ATKINSON
MRS. EVA GILES WAS BURIED AT WEST A L E ~ ~ D E R MONDAY
Mrs. Eva Atkinson Giles, for more than 45 years a respected and
estimable resident of Claysville, died at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Bessie Johnston, 108 Hall Avenue, Washington, with whom she
had resided much of the time in recent months. The funeral service
was held in Claysville presbyterian Church, where she had been a
member 45 years, at two o'clock, Monday afternoon. The service was
conducted by her pastor, Rev. O. S. Fowler, who was assisted by Rev.
H. L. Henderson. In his address Rev. Fowler spoke of the Chris-
tian's hope and victory and of her deep faith. It was remarked
afterward that the cloUdless blue sky overhead typified the unclouded
faith she possessed. There were many beautiful flowers and the hymn
numbers were favorites of Mrs. Giles. Burial was in west Alexander
cemetery, where her son Emmett Giles was buried Sept. 12, and her
brother, George Atkinson, on April 14.
She leaves two daughters, Bessie, wife of S. C. Johnston, of Wash-
ington, and Ida M., wife of Oliver S. Elliott, of Pittsburgh. and
John Curtis Giles, of Wilkinsburg, two grand-daughters, Jane and
Mary Elliott, two brothers, Allen K. Atkinson, of Valley Grove, and
Rev. Will A. Atkinson, of Brooklyn, N. Y., Presbyterian minister
and chaplain of the 147th Infantry in the World War, and a sister.
Mrs. Elizabeth Grandstaff, of Washington.
Mrs. Giles was born at DeaBware. Ohio, July 28. 1857, daughter of
James and Sarah Jane Atkinson. She was united in marriage with
James B. Giles who was for many years employed as carpenter on the
B. & O. railroad. She had been for 45 years a member of Claysville
Presbyterian Church. to which she was very loyal, in attendance, in
support and in every way that she coulq. Many times when not real
well she was in her place. She was connected with the Sunday School,
member of the Woman's Home Missionary Society, and served as its
president. Her husband was a trustee of the congregation when -the
present building was erected. In social circles Mrs. Giles was a
charter member of the Mothers' Club. and a charter member of Evening
Star Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. Most all of her residence
here she resided on Elm street, and her splendid neighborliness
there went far beyond its limits. She was of genial disposition,
generous to those in need. devoted to her family, and will be missed
by a host of friends.
ATKINSON
FALL HASTENS DEATH OF GEORGE ANDREW ATKINSON
CANONSBURG, APRIL 11
George Andrew Atkinson, aged 74, died this morning at 8 o'clock at
his home, 346t West Pike street, of complications. He had been ill
since 1929, but his death was hastened by a fall downstairs in his home
last month.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1.30 o'clock in the
Hinton Funeral Parlors, West pike street. They will be in charge of
the Rev. R. S. Harding, pastor of the First Methodist Church here, and
interment will be in the West Alexander Cemetery.
He was born in Delaware, Ohio, November 23, 1859, a son of Mr. and Mrs.
James C. Atkinson. He had spent most of his life in West Finley Town-
ship, this county, and had resided in this vicinity about 16 years,
part of the time living in North Strabane Township, where he was en-
gaged in farming. He was a member of the Hill Presbyterian Church
while residing in and was in activities as
long as his health permitted. He was affiliated with the Modern Wood-
man of America, at Dallas, W.Va. For about three years he was em-
ployed at the Pennsylvania Training School.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mary McDaid Atkinson, and the following
children. Esther L. and George Y.., at home, and Charles W., of
Moninger. There are four grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters
also survives Allen K., of Valley Grove, W.Va., and Rev. william A.
Atkinson, of Brooklyn, N.Y.,and Mrs. Eva Giles, of Claysville, and
Mrs. Elizabeth Grandstaff, of washington.
April 11, 1934
GEORGE CHARLES SCHLAG
George Charles (Chuck) Schlag, 12, son of George w. and Mary Catherine
Gribben Schlag, of 64 Folmar Ave., Elm Grove, was killed in an accident
at 4.15 p.m. Friday at Big Wheeling Creek. A student at St. Vincent
de Paul School, he was born July 18, 1950, at Wheeling and was a mem-
ber of st. Vincent de Paul Church. Surviving are his parents; one
Virginia Marie; brothers, Danny and Dennis, all at home;
his grandparents, Mrs. Walter J. Gribben and Mr. and Mrs. George J.
Schlag of Wheeling. Friends received at Altmeyer's, 154 Kruger st.,
after 3 p.m. saturday. Arrangements are incomplete.
March 14, 1958
ATKINSON
E. LETITIA ATKINSON
Miss E. Letitia Atkinson, resident of Highland avenue, West Alexander
since 1925, daughter of James B. and Jessie Davis Atkinson, died
suddenly at the home of George and Jessie Amend, at three o'clock
Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 29, 1938, in her 25th year. The funeral
service was held at her late home at two o'clock Thursday afternoon,
conducted by Rev. A. H. Bruder, pastor of the United Presbyterian
church at Vandergrift, pa., and Rev. Wm. M. Lorimer, erstwhile pastor
of the West Alexander United Presbyterian church, of which she was a
member. Interment was in West Alexander cemetery. Pallbearers were
C. C. Davis, Earl Davis, Clarence Atkinson, James Atkinson, Bernard
Amend, John Amend.
She was born July 28, 1914 on her father's farm in Liberty District,
west of town. She had been a member of the Sabbath School of the
United Presbyterian church in a class with her mother as teacher.
June 23, 1928, she became a member of the church by profession of
faith. She had been at the clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, earlier in
the month. Near nine o'clock on Tuesday she became ill and death
ensued in the afternoon.
29, 1938
ATKINSON, CLARENCE G.
Clarence G. Atkinson. 80, of Dallas Pike, RD 1, died Tuesday night
at Ohio General Hospital. He was born in Beham, Pa., July 29,
1890. the son of John Frazier and Ceclia Gibson Atkinson. He was a
retired a of. the Roney's United Presbyterian
Church. are Lucy Bell Atkinson' one-
son, Willard Bell, Valley Grove: three daughters, Mrs. Joseph
Whiteman of Valley Grove, Mrs. Harold Orth of Dallas Pike, and Mrs.
Alfred Howard of Mt. Echo: two sisters, Mrs. Andrew Bruder of Gib-
sonia"pa., and Mrs. Wendell Wineman of Pittsburgh; and 10 grand-
children. Priends received at Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger st.,
Wednesday ?-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where services will
be held at 10 a.m. with Rev. Ronald P. Kilpatrick officia-
ting. Interment in West Alexander Cemetery, pal
ATKINSON, DAVID G. WEST ALEXANDER RD 2
David G. Atkinson of West Alexander, RD 2, died at his home on
Route 40 Friday at 9 p.m., after an illness of two weeks. He was
born July 28, 1870, a son of the late David and Elizabeth Frazier
Atkinson. He was a member of the West Alexander United Presby-
terian Church. He was a farmer, and survived by his wife, Mrs.
Beulah Roney Atkinson; three foster children, Mrs, James Dilman,
washington, pa., George B. Echols, Follansbee, and Howard Winters,
West Alexander; eight nieces and nephews. Friends will be rec-
eived at the Brownlee and Farrel Funeral Home, West Alexander after
7 p.m. and where funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2
p.m., Dr. w. P. Gilmore officiating. Burial in West Alexander
Cemetery.
ATKINSON
R. A. ATKINSON FUNERAL
Funeral services for Robert Alexander Atkinson, son of Rev. Dr.
and Mrs. W.A. Atkinson, Rochester, were held Friday afternoon at
3130 o'clock at his home in the First Presbyterian manse and were
very largely attended. Robert died Tuesday in Mt. Holyoke hosp-
ital, Amherst, Mass. of injuries he sustained in an automobile acc-
ident. He was a junior at Amherst college.
The services were conducted by Rev. Dr. A. J. Alexander, pastor
of the First Presbyterian Church, Beaver. Dr. Alexander was assis-
ted by Rev. Floyd W. Barr, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church,
Beaver Falls, who read the Scripture, and by Rev. Robert X ~ Axtell,
pastor of the New Brighton First Presbyterian Church, who made the
prayor. The singing was by Miss Viola White and Prof. J. E.
Roberts, who sang ·Come Unto Me", and "Beautiful Land", with Mrs.
Roberts as accompanist. There was a profusion of beautiful floral
tokens from friends and relatives. Burial was in Beaver cemetery.
June 1928
AT R. A. ATKINSON FUNERAL
Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Atkinson and sons, Earl and Vance, and daughters,
Gladys and Florena. of Valley Grove; George Atkinson Sr., George
Atkinson Jr., and Charles Atkinson, wife and daughter, of Cannons-
burg a Curtis Giles of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Eva Giles, of Claysville,
Mrs. Grandstaff, Mrs. Virginia Munnell and Faris Grandstaff, and
Mrs. S. C. Johnston, of washington, attended the funeral of their
relative, R. A. Atkinson, son of Rev. and Mrs. W. A. Atkinson, at
Rochester, Pa., last Friday. The death was due to a blow on the
side of the head caused when the car in which he was riding with
three friends from a trip to the park, struck a telephone pole in a
fog. The face was not disfigured. Robert had been absent from
home several summers, but had decided that this summer would be
spent with his parents.
ATKINSON
JAMES OSCAR DIXON
James Oscar Dixon, 88, of )6 Dorothy Ave., Wheeling, died Monday,
January 20, 1997, in a Wheeling Hospital. He was a member of Plumbers
& Steamfitters Union Local No.8), Wheeling, a member of Stone Presby-
terian Church, Wheeling, and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was
preceded in death by his parents, Reverdy and Estella Rodgers Dixon, a
brother, Lawrence. a sister, Ethel Wissel. Surviving are his wife,
Florena M. Atkinson Dixon. two sons, Philip J., of Wheeling and Ronald
A., of Bethlehem, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Friends
received 7-9 p.m. today at Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger st., Elm
Grove, Wheeling, where services will be held at 2.)0 p.m. Wednesday.
Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling. Memorial contributions may
be made to Stone United Presbyterian Church, 25 East Cove Ave., Wheeling.
January 20, 1997
BETTY JEAN MORRIS
Betty Jean Morris (B.J.) passed away Wednesday, March 5, 1997. Born
in Wheeling, West Virginia, August 2), 1933. Resident of El paso area
some 40 years. Preceded in death by mother and father, Vance and
Rebecca Atkinson. A loving and devoted wife and mother. Survived by
husband Chester Morris, four children. Danny and Rocksie Morris of
Lubbock, TX, Linda and Charles Ward of Santa Teresa, NM, Bryan and
Sherri Morris of El paso, Rita and Donald Gorham of El paso. Eleven
grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral service will be at
10 a.m. saturday at Restlawn Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be
4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Restlawn Funeral Home. Interment in Restlawn
Memorial park Cemetery. Family requests memorial contributions be made
to the American Cancer Society.
March 5, 1997
ATKINSON
ATKINSON, RUTH V. CURTIS
Ruth V. Curtis, 76, of 87 Carmel Road, Wheeling, died Monday in
the Home of the Good Shepherd. She was a member of the Edgewood
Lutheran Church and a retired employee of the Buch and Donavan
Pharmacy. Surviving are her husband, William F. Atkinson; a son,
William H. of Bedford, Pa •• three granddaughters. Friends re-
cieved at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger st., Elm Grove, 7-9
p.m.Tuesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p/m/ Wednesday, where services will be
held at 10,30 a.m. Thursday. Interment in West Alexander Cemet-.
ery, West Alexander, Pa. December 25, 1978
ATKINSON, HILLIAM F.
William F. Atkinson, 89, of 87 Carmel Road, Wheeling, died Tues-
day at home. He was a retired employee of Valley Camp Coal Co.,
and Our Sisters of the Ladies of Charities, Wheeling, and a member
of Edgewood Lutheran Church. He was an Army veteran of World War
I. He was preceeded in death by his wife, Ruth Curtis Atkinson,
in 1978. S u r v i v i ~ g are a son, W. Howard Atkinson of Bedford, pa.;
a brother, Earl of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Mrs. Oscar Dixon
(Florena) of Elm Grove, Mrs. Perle Shields· (Gladys) of Phoenix,
Ariz.; three granddaughters. Friends will be received at Kepner
Funeral Home, 166 Kruger st., Elm Grove, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and
t""''. 2-4 and 7-9 p.:n. Thursday, where services will be held at 10.30
i a.m. Friday. Interment in West Alexander cemetery.
January 8, 1985
ATKINSON
SERVICES WILL HONOR SUNDAY SCHOOL LEADER
Services will be held Tuesday for Lois Atkinson, a retired Sunday
schoolteacher for more than 50 years at West Liberty Federated
Church, who died Saturday in Wheeling Hospital. She was 79.
A resident of West Liberty, she was born April 13, 1908, in Wheel- .
ing, a daughter of the late Charles S. and Addie Rodgers Atkinson.
She was also an elder and deacon of the church, a retired elemen-
tary school teacher having completed her undergraduate work at
West Liberty State College, and receiving her Master's degree in
Education from West Virginia University in 1953.
Atkinson began teaching in the West Liberty Elementary School in
1946. Prior to that, she had also taught in the Brooke County
School system. She retired in 1973 •.
She was a member of Ohio County Retired Teachers Association, the
West Liberty Senior Women's Club, and the west Liberty Senior
Citizens.
She was preceeded in death by two sisters, Margaret Atkinson
Rea, in 1953; Ruth Eleanor Atkinson Phillippi, in 1975. Sur-
viving are a brother-in-law, J. Allen Phillippi of Cameron; four
nieces, Mrs. Ralph (Janet) Izard of Athens, Ohio, Mrs. Raymond
(Karen) Coppone of Elm Grove, Mrs. Stephen (Margaret) Cochran of
Jackson, Ohio, and Mrs. (Christy) Rogers of Cameron; seven
great-nieces and great-nephews.
Friends received at West Liberty Federated Church, 7-9 p.m. Mon-
day, and from 10 Tuesday, where services will be held
at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Clark S. Peloubet officiating. Interment
in Prall Cemetery, West Liberty. Arrangements by Kepner Funeral
Home, 166 Kruger st., Elm Grove, Wheeling.
Memorial contributions may be made to the West Liberty Federated
Church. March 5, 1988
ATKINSON
J. C. WADDELL RITES MONDAY
WEST LIBERTY YERCHANT PASSED AWAY THURSDAY MORNING
J. C. Waddell, aged 87, and retired merchant of West Liberty, died
at the home of a daughter, Mrs. W. R. Morrison, of 423 South Penn
st., Thursday morning at 8'o·clock. He had been ill for a year and
a half.
The remains are at the Kepner funeral home, where services will be
held Monday morning at 10.30 o'clock. Services will be conducted
by the Rev. B. R. James of the West Liberty Church, assisted by the
Rev. P. G. Dykhuizen of the Roney's Point U. P. Church. Burial will
be in Short Creek Cemetery.
He was born at Short Creek, W.Va., May 16, 1855, a son of Mitchell
and Elizabeth Atkinson Waddell.
He was a West Liberty merchant for 45 years, but retired 14 years
ago. He was the last surviving member of his family and a life-
long member of West Liberty presbyterian Church.
January 6, 1887, he was -married to Ellen M. Ridgeley, who died
April 25. 1915. His second wife was Lillie King of West Liberty,
whom he married January 3, 1920. She died June 29, 1925.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. W. R. Morrison, formerly of
Valley Grove, but recently of Wheeling, and Mrs. paul- Spears, of
Clinton, and son, J. Leroy Waddell, West Liberty, one stepdaughter,
Mrs. Maude King Blazier, who recently removed to Dayton, Ohio, from
Wheeling Island, four grandsons, three of them with the U. S.
{ Armed Forces, and one granddaughter and two step-grandchildren.
Pebruary 18, 1943
MORRISON, WILLIAM R. JR.
William R. Morrison Jr., 51, of Valley Grove, died Thursday at Ohio
Valley General Hospital. He was born on Jan. 16, 1918, in Valley
Grove, the son of William R. and Elizabeth Waddell Morrison. He
was employed at the Wheeling Machine Products Co. for 28 yearsJ was
a veteran of World War 11, a member of the Roney's Point United
Presbyterian ChurCh, Elm Grove Eagles, a charter member of the
Valley Grove Lions Club and served two terms as a member of the
Valley Grove Town Council. Survivors include his widow, Violet
Amos Morrison, one daughter, carolyn, and one son. William, both
at homer one brother, George, of Heath, Ohio; one sister, Mrs.
Martha Smith, of Canton, Ohio. Friends will be received at the
Kepner Funeral Home, Elm Grove, on Friday from 7 to 9, Saturday from
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 and Sunday 12 to 3 and 7 to 9. services Monday
at 101)0 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Jacob Ruble officiat-
ing. Burial in West Alexander Cemetery.
March 6. 1969
ATKINSON
HALLIE YOUNG ATKINSON
Hallie May Young Atkinson, 70, of Potomac, Ohio County, W.Va.,
died Thursday. She was a member of the West Liberty Federated
Church. Surviving are her husband, Gilbert L. (Pete) Atkinson Sr.;
one son, Gilbert L. Jr. of Wapakoneta, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs.
George (Blanche) Bopp of Wheeling and Mrs. Lenora Brock of Elm
Grove. Friends received at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger st.,
Elm Grove, Wheeling, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, where services will be
held Saturday at 1;30 p.m. Interment in West-Alexander Cemetery,
West Alexander, Pa. August 8, 1974
GILBERT ATKINSON
Gilbert L. Atkinson Sr., 84, of RD 2, West Alexander, died Wed-
nesday in Wapakoneta Manor, in Wapakoneta, Ohio •. He was a retired
coal miner, farmer, and a maintenance man at Mount de Chantal Vis-
itation Academy, Wheeling, and was a member of the Salem Methodist
Church. He was preceeded in death by his wife, Hallie Young Atkin-
sonin 1974. Surviving are a son, Gilbert Jr. of Wapakoneta, Ohio;
two sisters, Mrs. Oscar (Florena) Dixon of Elm Grove and Mrs. Perle
(Gladys) Shields of Phoenix, Arizona; two brothers, William F. of
and Earl of Phoenix; four grandchildren. Friends received-
at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger st., Elm Grove, 2-4 and 7-9
p.m. today, where services be held at 1,)0 p.m. Saturday. Inter-
ment in West Alexander Cemetery. June 29, 1983
JANiliS F. ATKINSON
James F. Atkinson, Valley Grove, died at his home at 5.30 p.m.
Wednesday. He was born in Ohio County, Sept. 6, 1898, a son of John
Frazier and Celia Gibson Atkinson. He was a member of the Roney's
Point United Presbyterian Church and a carpenter by trade. Sur-
viving are his wife, Mary Settell Atkinson; two daughters, Mrs.
Louis Ryan of Jacksonville. Fla. and Mrs Paul Isenberg of Elm Grove;
seven grandchildren; one brother, Clarence of Roney's Point; two
sisters, Mrs Margaret Bruder of Coropolis, Pal and Mrs. Virginia
Wineman of Wilkinsburg, Pat Friends will be received at Kepner's
Funeral Home, 107 Key Ave. Funeral arrangements are incomplete •.
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EVA SCHLAG
Eva J. Atkinson Schlag, 81, formerly of 1102 National Road, Triad-
elphia, died Thursday in Arlington Care Center, She
was a member of the West Alexander United Presbyterian Church.
She was preceeded in death by her husband, Albert Schlag, in 1965.
Surviving are a son, Albert Harold of Vienna, WVA.; two sisters,
Mrs. Oscar Dixon of Wheeling and Mrs. P. B. Shields of Phoenix,
Arizona, three brothers, William Atkinson of Wheeling, Gilbert of
Wapakoneta, Ohio and Earl, of Phoenix, Arizona, and two grand-
children. Freinds received at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger
st., Elm Grove, noon-3 and 7-9 pm Sunday. Arrangements are incom-
plete. May 25, 1978
ALBERT SCHLAG
Albert Schlag, 1102 National Road, native and life resident of
Wheeling, died unexpectedly at his home Thursday at 10.40 p .. m. of
an apparent heart attack. Born March 26, 1896, a son of the late
Wendelin and Catherine Muth Schlag, he was educated at st. Michael's
School and was a painter by trade. A veteran of World War I, he
belonged to st. Michael's Church, the Holy Name Society, and the
American Legion, Post No.1. Surviving are his wife. Eva Atkinson
Schlag, a son, Albert H., Vienna, WVa., two brothers I Casper
Schlag and George Schlag, both of Wheeling; two grandchildren
and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends are being received at
the Altmeier Funeral Home at 154 Kruger st., Elm Grove. A High
Mass of Requiem will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at st. Michael's
Roman Catholic Church. Interment at Mt. Calvary The
Holy Name Society will recite the Rosary at the funeral home Sun-
day at 8 p.m. January 3, 1963
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ATKINSON
Vance A. Atkinson, 71, of 9009 Dyer st., passed away Monday,
resident of EI Paso 19 years; member of the Highland Presbyterian
Church. Survived byl wife, Mrs. Rebecca Atkinson, EI Paso; one
daughter, Nors. Betty Jean Morris, El Paso; four grandchildren,
Danny, Linda, Bryan and Rita Morris, all of EI Paso; three sisters,
Mrs. Eva Schlag, and Mrs. Florena Dixon, both of Wheeling, W. Va.,
Mrs. Gladys Shields, Phoenix, Arizona; three brothers, Earl Atkin-
son, of Phoenix, Arizona; Bill Atkinson, Wheeling, W. Va., Gilbert
Atkinson, Wapakoneta, Ohio. Services will be held 2 p.m. Wednes-
day, in Kaster-Maxon &Futrell Restlawn Chapel, with Rev. PaulO.
Ellis officiating. Interment in Restlawn Cemetery. Arrangements
by Kaster-Maxon & FutreliRestlawn Chapel. January 26, 1976
REBECCA S. ATKINSON., SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER
Rebecca S• Atkinson, 95, passed away Friday, May 22, 1992 in EI
Paso where she had been a resident since 1957. She was a long time
member of Highland Presbyterian Church and taught Sunday School
for many years. She was preceeded in death by her husband Vance
A. Atkinson in 1976. She is survived by one daughter, Betty J.
Morris of El Paso, four grandchildren, Daniel Morris, Plano, Tx.,
Linda Ward, EI Paso, Tx., Bryan Morris, EI Paso, Tx., Rita Gorham,
EI Paso Tx.; 10 great-grandchildren, and 1 sister, Lucy Tennant,
of Brave, Pa. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 25 from J ~ 9
p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside services will be Tuesday,
May 26, at 10 a.m. at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetary with Rev.
Rebecca B. Whitaker and Rev. PaulO. Ellis officiating. Arrange-
ments by Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home. May 22, 1992
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MRS. CLARINDA ATKINSON
The death of Mrs. Clarinda Snedeker Atkinson, widow of Samuel
Atkinson, long a resident of Potomac occurred at her home
in Wellsburg, W. Va., at 10.30 o'clock Thursday forenoon, Feb. 23,
1928, of a heart trouble, after being ill about a month, aged 84
years. The funeral service was held in the Methodist Episcopal
Church, Wellsburg, sa1urday afternoon. The remains were brought to
West Alexander for burial in the cemetery here.
Mrs. Atkinson was born and reared near West Liberty. She was united
in marriage with Samuel Atkinson, whose father, John Atkinson,
operated a mill on Castleman's Run and was an underground railroad
conducter of ante-bellum days. Samuel assisted his father in that
work, served in Company K First West Virginia Cavalry in the Union
Army in the Civil War, and was a member of the West Virginia legis-
lature. Mr. and Mrs. Atkinson resided a number of years on the old
home place and were members of west Alexander United Presbyterian
Church. It is said that whatever the condition of roads or weather
they were always faithful attendants at church, though it was a lot
harder to travel in a buggy or horse back through the mud then than
by auto today. There are still to be seen some of the remnants of
the old Atkinson mill below Potomac which was no doubt built more
than a century ago. The old mill was fired several times, because
as a of principle, Mr. Atkinson helped slaves to the freedom
to which they were entitled. But being alert the owner had his
sons, including Samuel, sleep in the mill at night, and each time
the fire was discovered. The last consignment of slaves aided
there was a weekend in September, 1860. Samuel took the mother
and child horse back while he walked by the horse and his brother,
Ewing, went with the husband to the three-story brick building of
Judge McKeever in West Middletown, the next station on the system.
On the way Samuel was intercepted by parties in search of slaves.
He had his charges ride on while he held a successful parley with
the searchers. Mr. and Mrs. Atkinson moved from Potomac to Wells-
burg about 1907. They became members of the Methodist Episcopal
church in that place. Mrs. Atkinson was an estimable woman. She
leaves three daughters and one sonl Misses Betty and Mary at hamel
Mrs. Charles Young, New Concord, Ohio, and Charles Atkinson" on the
old farm near Potomac; and two brothers, Albert Snedeker, Waycrosse,
Georgia, and Ellis Snedeker, Benkleman, Nebraska.
February 23, 1928
January 12, 1996
ATKINSON
B. JANE SCHLAG
B. Jane Schlag, 73, of 5703, Fourth Ave., Vienna, died Jan. 12,
1996 at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Marion, Ohio, a daughter of the late Hiram C. and
Nellie Alice Black Miller. She had worked as a supervisor for C&P
Telephone in Wheeling, worked in the Montgomery Ward payroll de-
partment in Parkersburg, and worked in the snack bar and gift shop
at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. She was a lifetime member of
the Camden-Clark Auxiliary, serving as president in 1962 and 1963.
She was an active member of Friends of Blennerhassett and was found-
ing chairman of the Blennerhassett Island and Museum gift shops.
She was also a member of the Vienna Women's Club, the North Hills
Bridge Club, Lambda Chi Omega Sorority, a former member of Parkers-
burg Country Club and a member of st. Michael's Catholic Church.
Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Albert H. Schlag, one son,
Kenneth Ray Schlag of carrollton, Texas. two brothers, Terry L.
Miller of North Kingston, R. I. and Charles G. Miller of Wheeling.
five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
She was preceeded in death by one son, Edward J. Schlag, and one
brother, Hiram C. Miller Jr.
Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Tuesday, st. Michael's Church,
the Rev. Anthony J. Comon and the Rev. Edward M. Bell officiating.
Burial Riverview .Cemetery, Williamstown, W. Va. Arrangements by
Leavitt Funeral Home, parkersburg, W.Va.
CATHERINE SCHLAG
Mrs. Catherine Muth Schlag, 73, widow of Wendell Schlag, member of
a prominent Ohio County family and resident of 1120 National Road,
died yesterday at 3.22 p.m. in Wheeling Hospital. She had been in
failing health since last January, and was a hospital patient for
the past two weeks. Daughter of the late Casper and Otillia Baltz
Muth, pioneer farming family of this district, she was united in
marriage to Wendell Schlag, who preceeded her in death in 194J.
Mrs. Schlag resided in the out-the-pike district all her life. She
was a devout Catholic. A member of st. Michael's Church, she also
belonged to the Christian Mothers and Purgatorian societies of the
parish. Surviving are three sons, Albert, Casper and George Schlag,
all of Wheeling, a sister, Mrs. William Crumbacker, Wheeling, four
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The body taken to Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff st., was returned
to the late home this afternoon. Services to be held there Monday
at 9.15 a.m. will be followed by a High Mass of Requiem in st.
Michael's church at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary cem-
etery. The Christian Mothers society of st. Michael's parish will
meet in the late home Sunday evening at 8 o'clock to recite the
rosary. ,
August 2, 1951
ATKINSON
NOTES
MARY JUNE ATKINSON SEPT. 9 BRIDE OF FLOYD DALE BEECROFT
Miss Mary June Atkinson, daughter of Earl C. Atkinson, of Roney s
Point, became the bride of Floyd Dale Beecroft, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Floyd E. Beecroft, of 112 Atkinson Ave., Elm Grove, on Thursday
evening, September 9. The vows were exchanged at seven-thirty
o clock in the Roney s Point United Presbyterian Church.
The Rev. John Grey officiated at the double ring ceremony in the
presence of the immediate families.
Miss Sally McCord attended the bride as maid of honor and Robert
Boyd served Mr. Beecroft as best man. A dove blue suit with navy
blue accessories was worn by the bride and her corsage was of
white roses. Miss McCord was attired in a light blue suit, red
accessories, and her corsage was of red roses. Following a recep-
tion at the home of the bridegroom s parents, the couple left for
their wedding trip.
The new Mrs. Beecroft is a graduate of Triadelphia High School,
class of 1952"and is now a senior student at the Ohio Valley
General Hospital School of Nursing. Mr. Beecroft was graduated
from Triadelphia High School in 1948 and is now serving with the
U. S. Air Force. He is stationed at Andrews Air Force Base, Wash-
ington, D. C. September, 9, 1 9 5 ~ ·
SCHLAG-MILLER
Mr. H. C. Miller of Echo Terrace, has announced the marriage of
his daughter, Bessie Jane, to Albert Harold Schlag. They were
married in Washington, Pa., November fourth. The bride received
her education in Buffalo, N. Y., and for the past three years has
been employed by the Chesapeak and Potomac Telephone company of
this city.
Mr. Schlag is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Schlag of National
Road, Woodsdale, and is a graduate of Central High School and
Lindsly Institute. He is employed by the Continental Roll and
Foundry company. They will make their home on Wheeling Island.
ATKINSON
C. VIRGINIA WINEMAN
Virginia Wineman was born on June 2, 1908 at her parent's farm near
Roney's Point, west Virginia. She died on Saturday, July 27, 1991 at
the home of her daughter, pat Frahm, in Osceola, Iowa.
Virginia was the youngest of five children born to Celia Gibson and
John Frazier Atkinson.
Virginia graduated from Elm Grove High School, west Virginia in 1926.
She earned a teaching degree at Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio
in 1928. For .several years, following college, she taught and also
served the National Missions Department of the United Presbyterian
Church of North America, serving as a new church development survey
visitor.
On January 1, 1934 she was united in marriage to Wendell R. Wineman
of Homer City, PA., whom she had met at college. They became the
parents of one daughter, patricia Ann, and one son, John Russell.
They made their home in Wilkinsburg and Forest Hills, Pal for 54 years,
moving to Osceola, Iowa in 1988.
Virginia was a homemaker all of her married life. Her interests were
dominated by church related service. She sang in the church choir,
taught and played piano for Cherub School, and was active in all
women's activities related to mission support. She was a member of
the Women's AuxilIary Board of the United presbyterian Home for the
Aged in Wilkinsburg, Pal She was an avid quilter and, in her later
years, babysat for several specific families.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers; Clarence,
James, and DuBoiso
She is survived by her husband, Wendell; her daughter, patricia of
Osceola, Iowa; her son, Jack of Appleton, Wisconsin: and five grand-
children; Beverly Ann Pollard of Woodburn, Iowa, Stephen M. Frahm
serving in the united States Air Force, J. Christopher Wineman, Louis-
ville, Kentucky, Joel Preston Wineman, Charleston, South carolina,
Neil Andrew Wineman, Lincoln, Nebraska; two great-grandchildren,
Jennifer Lynn pollard and Jaime Lee pollard, her only sister,
Margaret Bruder of Copley, Ohio; as well as several nieces and one
nephew.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, 1991, at the United
Methodist Church, Osceola, Iowa, with the Rev. Neville Clayton officia-
ting. Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery, Osceola, Iowa.
July 27, 1991
ATKINSON
NOTES
WEDDING TUESDAY AT THE ATKINSON HOME
Rebecca Stiles, daughter or Mr. and Mrs. John E. Stiles, of Hundred,
was united in marriage to Vance Atkinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. K.
Atkinson, of Valley Grove, Tuesday morning at 9.45.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. Jacob Ruble, with only intimate
friends and relatives of the principals present, at the Atkinson
home
The bride was a teacher in the Greggsville public school for a
short time. Mr • Atkinson is employed at Elm Grove Mine I·No. 3.
They are enjoying a short honeymoon down state, and will make their
home out-the-pike on returning the first of the month.
BRIDGE-SUPPER FOR MRS. J. OSCAR DIXON
Mrs. Albert Schlag and Mrs. William Atkinson were joint hostesses
at a bridge-supper and miscellaneous shower honoring a recent
bride, Mrs. J. Oscar Dixon, held saturday evening at the Schlag
home in Edgedale. Mrs. Dixon.will be remembered as the former
Miss Florena Atkinson.
Guests spent a pleasant evening at at a late hour the
games were concluded with the serving of an appropriately detailed
supper.
Present were;
Mesdames J. Oscar Dixon, A. K. Atkinson, George Bopp, Vance
Atkinson, Gilbert Atkinson, George Schlag, Casper Schlag,
Wendel Schlag, Pearl Shields, Lawrence Armstrong, Albert Schlag,
William Atkinson.
CURTIS=ATKINSON
A very pretty wedding was solemnized in the parsonage of the
Roneys Point United Presbyterian church when Miss Ruth Curtis be-
came the bride of Mr. William Atkinson. Rev. John W, Bickett per-
formed the ceremony in the presence of the immediate friends of the
couple. .
Mrs. Atkinson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs Henry Curtis of Edge-
wood, and is a graduate of the 1923 class of Triadelphia High
School. She is very popular in local social circles. The groom
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Atkinson of Valley Grove and holds
a responsible position with the Elm Grove Coal Mining Company at
the No. J mine. The young couple will be at home to their many
friends at a newly furnished apartment in Edgewood.
ATKINSON
NOTES
DIXON-ATKINSON
A quiet wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. K.
Atkinson, near Valley Grove, Tuesday evening, September 15, 1936,
when their daughter, Miss Florena Atkinson, and Oscar Dixon, of
West Alexander, Pa., were united in marriage. The ceremony was
performed by a neighbor, friend, Rev. Jacob Ruble. For the wedding
trip the bride wore a traveling suit of blue. Mr. and Mrs. Dixon
left at an early hour Wednesday morning for a trip to the middle-
west and st. Louis Mo.
OPEN HOUSE FOR ANNIVERSARY
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Crawford of North Liberty st., West Alexander,
will observe their fiftieth wedding anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 21.
To celebrate the occasion they will hold open house that afternoon
and evening from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 0 p.m. at their home.
No invitations have been issued, but all relatives and friends are
invited to call during the open house.
The wedding ceremony uniting Sara Black and Mr. Crawford was per-
formed in Dallas M. E. Church, by Rev. P. W. Matheny. They are
the parents of one Mrs. James (Helen) Gilmore of Clays-
ville and have two grandsons and one great-grandson.
ANNIVERSARY OBSERVED
Mr. and Mrs. William Ferris Atkinson, 87 Carmel Road, Wheeling,
will be honored Friday with a dinner at Figaretti,s Restaurant in
observance of their 50th wedding anniversary hosted by their son.
W. Howard Atkinson •.
The couple were married Aug. 30. 1924. in the parsonage of the
United Presbyterian Church at Roney s Point by the Rev. Mr. Bickett.
Mrs. Atkinson was the former Ruth Curtis of West Alexander.
In addition to their son, they have three granddaughters.
THE SHIELDS
Mr. and Mrs. Perle W. Shields, 2829 E. Avalon Drive. will celebrate
their golden wedding anniversary with a family dinner today.
They have three daughters. Mary Lou Cooper, Phoenix •• Doris Jean
Shields, Tempe, and Ellen cassaday, Littleton, Colorado. They also
have four grandchildren.
ATKINSON
HISTORY NOTE
REV. WILLIAM ALEXANDER ATKINSON
pastor of the First presbyterian church of Maysville, Rev.
william A. Atkinson has endeared himself in the hearts and sentiments
of his congregation, and is held in high esteem by all the community.
He was born in west Alexander, washington county, Pennsylvania,
March 28, 1870, a son of James C. and sarah Jane Kimmons Atkinson,
the father a native of Virginia and the mother ot Pennsylvania.
There were five children in this family, namely. Eva, widow of James
B. Giles, of Claysville, Pennsylvania; George A., living on the old
homestead in Washington county, Pennsylvania; Allen K., of West
Alexander, Pennsylvania; Elizabeth M., wife of S. F. Grandstaff, of
washington, Pennsylvania, and Rev. William A.
James C. Atkinson was born in Virginia and came as a boy to Delaware
county,Ohio, where he grew to manhood and where he was married. His
occupation was that of a farmer and he followed this all his life.
In 1886 he returned to Pennsylvania and died in his washington county
home, January 14, 1899, aged seventy-one years. His wife died in
1897, aged sixty-five years. Both were members of the Presbyterian
church in which he was a rUling elder for thirty-five years.
The paternal grandfather of Rev. Atkinson was George Atkinson, a
native of Virginia and of Scotch-Irish descent. His wife was Susanna
Faris, also a native of Virginia and of Scotch-Irish ancestry. The
grandfather was born in 1801, and after his marriage in 1826, came to
Delaware county, Ohio, and was one of the early settlers of that
county. He was a farmer and in later years engaged in stock raising.
In 1805, with a view of seeking a better location for his business,
he went to Ford county, Illinois, and established a home. After a
few years on a farm he m o v e ~ to paxton in the same county, where he
continued to live until his death, May JO, 1885, at the age of
eighty-four years. His wife died in Delaware county, Ohio, in 1859,
at the age of 51 years. In their family of children were the follow-
ing. James C., William, John S., (George) Lyman, (Nancy) Anna,
(Hannah) Margaret, (Elizabeth, David, Eleanor J., Susanna). The mat-
ernal grandfather was John Kimmons and his wife was Sarah Supler
Kimmons, natives of Pennsylvania. He was a farmer and stock raiser
and lived in Washington county, Pennsylvania, where he died in middle
age; his wife lived to be eighty-six years old. They had nine chil-
dren. John, william, Maria, Margaret, Elizabeth, samuel, Anna and
sarah Jane.
Rev. Atkinson started in life as a farmer's boy. Living at home on
his father's farm he was accustomed to all the work incident to farm
life. He attended the district schools and after completing the
elementary studies in these achools, he attended a select school for
two years. He then entered Wooster College, at Wooster, Ohio, com-
pleted the college course and graduated from that institution in
1893. Having decided to enter the ministry and make that his life
ATKINSON
REV. WILLIAM ALEXANDER ATKINSON - continued pg 2
profession, he had directed his studies during his academic and
college course especially with that purpose in view, and after fin-
ishing his college course he entered the Western Theological Semin-
ary at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. He graduated from that institution
in 1896, and was soon afterward ordained as a minister and installed
as a pastor of the Caldwell and Sharo (Ohio) presbyterian churches.
He continued in this, his first pastoral charge, for more than seven
years, and then went to Belle Center, Ohio, where he became pastor of
the First Presbyterian church and continued in this charge for six
years and a half. In J ~ n e , 1910, he accepted a call to the First
Presbyterian church, at Marysville. and began his ministerial labors
in that year in this congregation, a pastoral relationship that still
continues.
On June 15, 1897, Rev. Atkinson was united in marriage with Bertha
Carroll. daughter of William Danley and Mary Alexander Carroll.
There were four children born to this union; Frank carroll. Helen
Faris, William McMahon and Robert Alexander. Rev. Atkinson is a
member of Belle Center Lodge. No. 347, Free and Accepted Masons,
Lafayette Chapter. No. 60, Royal Arch Masons, Bellefontaine Council,
No. 85. Royal and Select Masters; Bellefontaine Commandery, No 61,
Knights Templar. and, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of
Dayton. His political affiliations are with the Republican party.
Mrs. Atkinson was born in washington county, Pennsylvania. and her
parents were also natives of that state. Her father died in 1906 at
the age of seventy years, her mother's death occurred in 1899, at
the age of sixty-three years. They had four daughters who grew to
womanhood. Gertrude. Bertha, Pearl and Louise, and two who died in
infancy. The paternal grandfather of Mrs. Atkinson was John carroll
and his wife was Rebecca Danley Carroll, both natives of Pennsyl-
vania. Their children were; James, William, John, Hamilton. Eliza-
beth, Mary and Sadie. The maternal grandfather was Elias Alexander
and his wife was Eliza Forest Alexander, both born in Pennsylvania.
Their children were, George, William, Harriet, Mary. Louise and
Jane.
THE ABOVE IS A QUOTE FROM "HISTORY OF UNION COUNTY. OHIO", by Col.
W. L. Curry - 1915