Melvin Atkinson

24 April 1879–16 March 1940 (Age 60)
Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Melvin

When Melvin Atkinson was born on 24 April 1879, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, his father, William Newlove Atkinson, was 38 and his mother, Selina Knighton, was 37. He married Mary Amanda Sweeten on 23 August 1899, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Bountiful Election Precinct, Davis, Utah, United States in 1900 and Holbrook, Oneida, Idaho, United States for about 20 years. He died on 16 March 1940, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Melvin Atkinson
Mary Amanda Sweeten
Marriage: 23 August 1899
Roger Abraham Sweeten
Amanda Arlene Atkinson
Selina Fern Atkinson
Melvin Sweeten Atkinson

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 2
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.
1883 · First Telephone in Bountiful
Age 4
The first telephone in Bountiful was hooked up in the home of Richard Duerden, a shop owner and prominent business man in northern Utah. It was used to communicate between businesses in Ogden and Salt Lake City.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 17
A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Atkin .

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

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Selina Knighton Atkinson

The Life of Selina Knighton Atkinson (1841 — 1927) Introduction This history of Selina Knighton Atkinson is a loving tribute from a granddaughter, Selina Fern Atkinson Willie, who is my Mother’s youn …

Sources (36)

  • Melvin Atkinson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Melvin Atkinson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Melvin Atkinson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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