William Ream Atkinson

1877–1956 (Age 79)
Muskingum, Ohio, United States

The Life of William Ream

When William Ream Atkinson was born on 16 March 1877, in Muskingum, Ohio, United States, his father, James Atkinson, was 41 and his mother, Rosanna Huston, was 40. He married Eva May Campbell on 19 July 1911. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Benton Township, Monroe, Ohio, United States in 1880 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 20 years. He died on 8 December 1956, in Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

William Ream Atkinson
Eva May Campbell
Marriage: 19 July 1911
Emily Ruth Atkinson

Spouse & Children

19 July 1911


  • Emily Ruth Atkinson


Parents & Siblings

  • James Atkinson


  • Rosanna Huston




  • Charles Atkinson


  • Harry Atkinson


  • Iona Eoline Atkinson


  • Female1865–1944Female

  • Female1868–1953Female

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 5

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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 Atkinson in household of James Atkinson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William R Atkinson in household of Edward Morris, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wm R Atkinson, "United States Census, 1930"

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