Joseph Butler Atkinson

Brief Life History of Joseph Butler

When Joseph Butler Atkinson was born on 1 June 1838, in Bordentown, Burlington, New Jersey, United States, his father, Thomas William Atkinson, was 27 and his mother, Margaret Ann Olden Field, was 19. He married Frances Susannah Allan on 12 March 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Sigel, Chippewa, Wisconsin, United States in 1880 and Union, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 8 January 1914, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Joseph Butler Atkinson
Frances Susannah Allan
Marriage: 12 March 1869
Joseph Allen Atkinson
Margaret Susannah Atkinson
James Collin Atkinson
John William Atkinson
Robert Henry Atkinson
Rose Ann Atkinson
Emma Jane Atkinson
Phillip Brieger Atkinson
Flora Martha Atkinson
Benjamin Franklin Atkinson
Willard Field Atkinson

Sources (37)

  • Joseph B Atkinson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Joseph Butler Atkinson, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Death Records, 1864-1967"
  • Joseph B Atkinson in entry for John Wm Atkinson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States


No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).

Name Meaning

English (northern): patronymic from the personal name Atkin or Adkin, pet forms of Adam.

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

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Newspaper- beats up young man

The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Feb 1899, Page 8, found on Utah's Digital Newspaper Database Headline: Big Cottonwood Fracas Subheadline: Young fellow breaks up a card party and is chastised The case aga …

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