William Newlove Atkinson

2 May 1840–14 March 1928 (Age 87)
Sackville, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life Summary of William Newlove

When William Newlove Atkinson was born on 2 May 1840, in Sackville, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, William Atkinson, was 27 and his mother, Phebe Campbell, was 30. He married Selina Knighton on 18 December 1861, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 14 March 1928, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Bountiful Memorial Park, Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States.

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William Newlove Atkinson
Selina Knighton
Marriage: 18 December 1861
Sarah Jane Atkinson
William Henry Atkinson
Selina Atkinson
George Newlove Atkinson
Mary Atkinson
Melvina Atkinson
Melvin Atkinson
Oscar Atkinson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 December 1861Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 10
    Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business
    Age 23
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Story Highlight

    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 (34)

    • Wm N Atkinson in entry for Oscar Atkinson, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Wm L Atkinson in household of Wm Atkinson, "United States Census, 1860"
    • William N. in entry for George Newlove Atkinson and Bessie Mae Hoid Blosser, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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