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A. S. Atkinson
June 30, 1830–May 3, 1899
A. S. Atkinson, the aged father-in-law of Prof. J. H. Williams, died suddenly at the latter's home on the West side, last night, at 11 o'clock.
He had been an invalid for the two years he has lived in Iowa City. A year ago today he took up his residence with his daughter, Mrs. (Emma May Atkinson) Williams, whose tender solicitude and care have eased his last days.
He leaves a wife, five daughters and one son. He was 69 years of age, and had lived in Cedar Rapids and Anamosa prior to coming hither. The funeral will take place Saturday probably. The remains will be taken to Anamosa for interment.
As noted, Mr. Atkinson's summons came with very brief warning. While it was expected in a sense, that his end would come thus, the suddenness was shocking. He had been around the house and yard as usual, yesterday, and when he went to bed, felt as well as usual. About a half hour before the sad summons, he awakened and sat up, mortally stricken. His kinfolk were summoned, but nothing could be done to avert the impending call, and an hour before midnight, having been conscious almost to the very last, he passed away.
He was a member of the M.E. church and an earnest worker therein, during his active years. He was also a worthy member of the I.O.O.F. Wherever known he was highly esteemed as a truly good man.

Submitted by: Susan Wyckoff
Source: Iowa City Republican, May 4, 1899.

Albert S. Atkinson was born in Somerset County, New Jersey, June 30, 1830. He came to Iowa in 1851 and was a resident of Anamosa for 28 years. His death occurred in Iowa City, Iowa May 3d, 1899. He was an earnest Christian, a faithful church worker and leaves a wife, five daughters and one son to mourn his departure.
Mr. Atkinson's remains were brought to Anamosa Saturday night and taken in charge by his nephew, Mr. E. L. Atkinson. The funeral was held in the M.E. church, of which he was formerly a member, at 3 p.m. Sunday, conducted by Rev. Black, who preached an appropriate discourse from the text, "For what is your life?" - James 4:14. Rev. S. F. Millikan assisted in the service. Interment followed at Riverside in the family lot.
Mr. Atkinson resided in Anamosa twenty-eight years, following the trade of blacksmithing. He was a remarkably hard-working man, upright and greatly esteemed by a wide circle of acquaintances who will remember him with feelings of the most sincere regard.
Among those present from abroad were: Z. L. Atkinson, a brother, of Manchester; Mrs. Atkinson, his wife, and Prof. and Mrs. (Emma May Atkinson) J. H. Williams, of Iowa City; Mr. And Mrs. (Jessie Atkinson), C. E. Kimball and Mrs. (Alice Atkinson) Fred Moore of Council Bluffs.
Personals: Mr. Chas. R. Kimball of Council Bluffs and Prof. J. H. Williams, of Iowa City Commercial College, in attendance in the funeral of Mr. A. S. Atkinson were callers at this office last Monday.

Submitted by: Susan Wyckoff
Source: The Anamosa Eureka, Anamosa, Iowa Vol. 43, #37 May 11, 1899

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