Joseph Thompson Atkin Jr

20 November 1892–3 August 1963 (Age 70)
St. George, Washington, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Thompson

When Joseph Thompson Atkin Jr was born on 20 November 1892, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, his father, Joseph Thompson Atkin, was 29 and his mother, Eleanor Walker, was 21. He married Leila Forsyth Knell on 15 September 1915, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in St. George Election Precinct, Washington, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 3 August 1963, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Saint George City Cemetery, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Joseph Thompson Atkin Jr
Leila Forsyth Knell
Marriage: 15 September 1915
Wendell Walker Motter

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 September 1915St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 4
    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.
    1896 · Utah Becomes a State
    Age 4
    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
    1911 · The Salt Lake International Airport
    Age 19
    The Salt Lake International Airport starts its history as a small airfield. It slowly grew until Charles Lindbergh visited that area. After his visit, the airfield changed into a Municipal Airport and started being a hub for most flights from New York to California. After World War II, the airport turned into an international hub for most flights in the Mountain West. In recent history, It sees around 30 million travelers each year and continues to grow in popularity by the local residents.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Atkin (composed of Ade + the diminutive suffix -kin). This is one of the many medieval pet forms of Adam . Compare Scottish Aitken .

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

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    Sources (21)

    • Joseph T Atkin in household of Joseph Thompson Atkin, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Joseph T Atkin, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Joseph Thompson Atkin, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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