William Raymond Atkinson

1915–1993 (Age 78)
Tyler, Pemiscot, Missouri, United States

The Life of William Raymond

When William Raymond Atkinson was born on 1 September 1915, in Tyler, Pemiscot, Missouri, United States, his father, William Edward Atkinson, was 33 and his mother, Mary Evelyn "Molly" Fraizer, was 22. He married Annie Lou Stromire on 22 February 1936, in Pemiscot, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Pemiscot, Missouri, United States in 1935 and Holland Township, Pemiscot, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 20 December 1993, in Rupert, Minidoka, Idaho, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Paul, Minidoka, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Raymond Atkinson
Annie Lou Stromire
Marriage: 22 February 1936
Charles Edward Atkinson
Donnie Ray Atkinson

Spouse & Children

22 February 1936
Pemiscot, Missouri, United States


  • Charles Edward Atkinson


  • Donnie Ray Atkinson


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 16

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Atkin .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Raymond Atkinson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Raymond Atkinson, "Missouri, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"
  • William Raymond Atkinson in entry for Anna Lou Stromire Atkinson Wyss, "Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries, 1864-2007"

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