Roy McKenzie Athons

11 September 1876–16 June 1921 (Age 44)
Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States

The Life of Roy McKenzie

When Roy McKenzie Athons was born on 11 September 1876, in Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States, his father, Joseph Asbury Athons, was 52 and his mother, Catherine Elizabeth Newman, was 34. He married Nellie on 8 August 1918, in California, United States. He died on 16 June 1921, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Roy McKenzie Athons
Marriage: 8 August 1918

Spouse and Children

8 August 1918
California, United States

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 6

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 14

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized form of Greek Atheneos ‘Athenian’ or Athenakis, habitational name for someone from the city of Athens. These terms were also used as nicknames for people who had spent time in Athens and liked to show off their worldliness.2 Americanized form of surnamed based on the Greek personal name Athanasios ( see Athanas ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Roy M Athons, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Roy Athens in household of Joseph A Athens, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ray Athons, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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