William Prince Atkinson

1821–1897 (Age 76)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Prince

When William Prince Atkinson was born on 21 January 1821, in Tennessee, United States, his father, William Bolen Atkinson, was 21 and his mother, Elizabeth Cellia Syndesky, was 20. He married Celia Harwood on 4 September 1843, in Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Grant Township, Webster, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died on 4 January 1897, in Webster, Missouri, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

William Prince Atkinson
Celia Harwood
Marriage: 4 September 1843
Benjamin Franklin Atkinson
John Henry Jack Atkinson
Noah Atkinson
Melissa Atkinson
Marion Lafayette Atkinson

Spouse & Children

4 September 1843
Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 8

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.

Age 25

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

Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Atkin .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • William P Atkinson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • W P Atkinson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Atchison, "United States Census, 1850"

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