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View Tree for John AtkinsonJohn Atkinson (b. 08 Jun 1878, d. 11 Mar 1964)

John Atkinson (son of Jeremiah M Atkinson and Elmira Gathings)1 was born 08 Jun 1878, and died 11 Mar 1964. He married Cornelia Lillian Hudson, daughter of Joshua Hudson and Mary Melinda Coble.

 Includes NotesNotes for John Atkinson:
Disappeared around 1905.
Mattie Hudson's brother.

There are various accounts of John's disappearance. Alcus Hudson suggested a construction company accident. Others, including his immediate family, think he may have been killed on the railroad.

One story goes that he was working with a lumber company near Apex, NC, and one Friday he did not go home. He was never seen again. He also did not collect his two week pay check. Aunt Bunch and others reasoned that had he been planning to run off, he would have collected is pay prior to his departure; therefore, they concluded that there was foul play or an accident. Alcus said the family experienced some slight marital problems and that John was ambitious and always changing jobs, hoping for something better.

Children of John Atkinson and Cornelia Lillian Hudson are:
  1. Johnsie Hutchins-Valdese Atkinson.
  2. Bertha Elmira Atkinson, b. 10 Oct 1895, d. 14 Aug 1971.
  3. Mattie Mae Atkinson, b. 1901, d. 1927.
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