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ROBERT ANANIAS ADKISSON

"If you would have your son to walk honourably through the world, you must not attempt to clear the stones from his path, but teach him to walk firmly over them - not insist upon leading him by the hand, but let him learn to go alone." -Anne Bronte

ROBERT ANANIAS ATKINSON
Robert Ananias Atkinson
Born: 01 Nov 1853
Place: Knox Co. IL
Married: 13 Feb 1878
Place: St. Augustine, Knox Co., Illinois
Died: 25 Apr 1925
Place: Butler Co., Nebraska
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Illinois Marriage Index ADKINSON, ROBERT A POWELL, CLARINDA E 1878-02-13 00F/0002 00004777 KNOX

PARENTS
  • Father: James M. "Jesse" Atkinson  

  • Mother: Elizabeth Harper  


  • SPOUSE
    Clarinda Ellen Powell  
  • (23 Jun 1856 - 23 Jul 1930)


  • CHILDREN
    Frank Estele Adkisson
  • Date of Birth: 16 Dec 1878

  • Place: Illinois

  • Marriage 1: 26 Mar 1906

  • Place: Crystal Springs, North Dakota

  • Spouse 1: Emalie Rubesh b. Nebraska (Parents born in Austria; Moravian) d. 20 Dec 1938

  • Marriage 2: 07 Feb 1940

  • Place:

  • Spouse 2: Wilma Ross

  • Died: 22 Mar 1948

  • Place: Jamestown ND

  • Place of Burial

  • Children:

  • Celesta V. Adkisson b. 1910 North Dakota d. 1931
    *NOTE-FamilySearch.org has Celesta's middle name listed as "Vera" and her birth date and place listed as: 11 MAR 1908 Crystal Springs, Kidder, North Dakota which coincides with the 1925 School Census. FamilySearch also shows the date of death as 12 NOV 1931. I am not sure of the accuracy of the year of death due to the fact that Celesta is not shown in the April 02,1930 census. Another FamilySearch record shows Celesta Vera marrying a Melvin Frederick Clemens on 12 Feb 1931. More information is needed for verification of these details.

    Land Records for Frank E. Adkinson

    Census Information (Extracted and Transcribed 1/16/09 by Catherine Burke):

    1900 Census NE BUTLER UNION TWP Line 91 ATKISON FRANK ("Boarder" in the J.A. Myers home) Dec 1878 Age 21 Born Illinois Father Born Illinois Mother Born Illnois Occupation Farm-Laborer

    1910 Census NORTH DAKOTA KIDDER CO. WILLIAMS SCHOOL TWP 140 RANGE 70 Series: T624 Roll: 1142 Page: 293 Line 85
    ADKINSON FRANK E Age 31 Married 4 years Born: IL Father Born Illinois, Mother Born Illinois Occupation Farmer/Gen Farm (Owns Farm)
    EMILY Wife Age 23 Married 4 years Born Nebraska Father Born Austria-Moravian Mother Born Austria-Moravian
    CELESTA Daughter Age 2 Born North Dakota Father Born Illinois Mother Born Nebraska

    1920 Census NORTH DAKOTA KIDDER CO. LAKE WILLIAMS Line 51
    ADKINSON FRAND [sic] E Age 41 Born IL Father Born Illinois Mother Born Illinois Occupation: Farmer/General Farm
    EMILY E. Wife Age 34 Born Nebraska, Father Born Moravia/Bohemian Mother Born Moravia/Bohemian
    CELESTA V. Daughter Age 10 Born North Dakota Father Born Illinois Mother Born Nebraska

    1930 Census NORTH DAKOTA STUTSMAN CO. LIPPERT TWP Series: T626 Roll: 1743 Page: 191 Line:1
    ADKINSON, FRANK E Age 51 Born Illinois Father Born Illinois Mother Born Illinois Occupation Farmer/General Farm EVA E. Age 43 Born Nebraska Father Born Austria Mother Born Austria

    1922 Stutsman Co. School Census Celesta Adkinson Age/Birthdate 1909/11/11 Parent: F.E. Adkinson Address Eldridge, ND District Lippert 54
    1925 Stutsman Co. School Census Celesta Adkinson, Age/Birthdate 1908/3/11 Parent: Frank Adkinson Address Eldridge, ND District: Lippert 54


    Roy Evert Adkisson
  • Date of Birth: 22 Sept 1880

  • Place: Illinois

  • Marriage: 29 Dec 1909

  • Place: Spokane Co, Plaza, Washington

  • Spouse 1: Jessie Gertrude Harris

  • Marriage 2:

  • Place:

  • Spouse 2: Nellie Hutchens*

  • Died: 21 Dec 1951

  • Place: Siskiyou, California

  • Place of Burial: Klamath Memorial Park, Klamath Co., Klamath Falls, OR, Plot: Fir E-33-25


  • Source: California Death Index, 1940-1997
    Name: Roy Everett Atkinson
    Social Security #700126968
    Sex: MALE
    Birth Date: 22 Sep 1880
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Death Date: 21 Dec 1951
    Death Place: Siskiyou
    Children: Andrew, Herschel L., Everette L., Anita J., Roberta D., Geraldine
    View marriage certificate Extracted from the Washington Digital Archives 1/17/09 by Catherine Burke

    Military Draft Registration Image Submitted by J.A. Adkisson

    1910 Census WASHINGTON WHITMAN CO. ROSALIA PCT Series: T624 Roll: 1674 Page: 37 Line 12 Living on Whitman Street
    ATKINSON ROY Age 25 Born Illinois Father Born Missouri Mother Born Illinois Occupation Driving Livery Stable
    JESSIE G. Age 18 Born WA Father Born TN Mother Born KY

    1920 Census WASHINGTON SPOKANE CO PLAZA Series: T625 Roll: 1939 Page: 193
    ATKINSON JESSIE Age 28 Born WA

    This census lists Jessie as a WIDOW living with her mother, Susie Harris. This information is not accurate, Jessie was not a "widow".
    Roy E. Atkinson married Jessie Gertrude Harris on Dec 29 1909 (Filing date was Jan 3 1910)
    Source: Spokane County Marriage Certificates, Book A, 1880-1887; Marriage Returns, 1891-1907, and Marriage Certificates, 1887-1974. Washington State Archives, Eastern Regional Branch.

    1920 CENSUS WASHINGTON FRANKLIN CO. 4-WD PASCO Serie T625 Roll 1920 Page 242 Line 86 Living on 618 Shoshone Street
    ATKINSON ROY Age 35 Born Illinois Father Born Kentucky Mother Born Illinois Occupation Laborer Flour Mill
    NELLIE Wife Age 18 Born Oregon Father Born North Carolina Mother Born Oregon
    ANDREW Son Age 6 Born Washington Father Born Illinois Mother Born Washington
    HERSCHEL Age 2/12 Born Washington Father Born Illinois Mother Born Oregon

    Marriage and Census Records extracted by Catherine Burke 1/17/09

    1930 Census OREGON KLAMATH CO., KLAMATH CITY WARD 4 PRECINCT 16 SHEET #8B Line 82 2429 Orchard Street ATKINSON ROY E. Age 43 Born Illinois Father Born Illinois Mother Born Illinois Occupation Switchman/Engine
    MILLIE F. Wife Age 28 Born Oregon Father Born Iowa Mother Born Oregon
    HERSCHEL L. Son Age 10 Born Oregon Father Born Illinois Mother Born Oregon
    EVERETTE L. Son Age 9 Born Oregon Father Born Illinois Mother Born Oregon
    ANITA J. Daughter Age 7 Born Oregon Father Born Illinois Mother Born Oregon
    ROBERTA D. Daughter Age 5 Born Oregon Father Born Illinois Mother Born Oregon
    GERALDINE Daughter Age 3 1/12 Born Oregon Father Born Illinois Mother Born Oregon

    *Last name submitted by J.A. Adkisson. Source: Washington Births, 1907-1919 about Herschel Lee Atkinson birth date: 23 Oct 1913, (mother's name: Nellie Hutchens)-Image Filename 0904) 1930 Census Information Contributed by J.A. Adkisson. Extracted and Transcribed by Catherine Burke 21 Jan 2009.

    John Wesley Adkisson
  • Date of Birth: 06 Sept 1882

  • Place: St. Augustine, Illinois

  • Marriage: 06 Oct 1908

  • Place: Platte Co., Columbus, Nebraska

  • Spouse: Theresa Estella Lawver

  • Died: 01 Aug 1952

  • Place: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  • Place of Burial: Cedar Memorial Cemetery

  • Children:
    Opal Viola
    b. 27 May 1909 in Millerton, Nebraska
    Married Charley Mouchka on 04 July, 1931
    Opal and Charley's Children:
    June, Marie b. 28 June 1932 in Belle Plains, Iowa and Richard John b. 01 Jan 1936 in Belle Plains, Iowa

    Irene Juanita
    b. 03 Dec 1910 in Millerton, Nebraska
    Married Joseph C. Modracek on 20 Oct, 1929
    Irene and Joseph's Children:
    Evelyn b. 05 Apr 1930 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Robert Charles b. 05 Mar 1935 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    Blanche Elaine
    born 06 June 1913 in Millerton, Iowa
    Blanche married Lowell M. Dunham b. 31 Dec. 1932
    Blanche and Lowell's Children:
    Jean Elaine b. 01 Feb 1930 in Iowa City, Iowa, Lowell Mark b. 01 Nov 1944 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Darla Ann born 02 Nov 195? in Chicago, Illinois

    *Additional Information:

  • The written information I have lists the children's birth places just as I have recorded them. I am not sure if they should all be Millerton Iowa or Millerton Nebraska.
  • Theresa Adkisson died on 21 May 1951 and is buried at the Cedar Memorial Cemetery in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


  • 1910 Census NEBRASKA BUTLER CO., UNION TWP Series: T624 Roll: 839 Page: 237 Line 6
    ADKINSON JOHN Age 28 Born Illinois Father Born Illinois Mother Born Illnois Occupation Farmer/Rented Farm
    THRESIE [sic] Wife Age 19 Born Nebraska Father Born Illinois Mother Born Iowa
    OPEL [sic] Daughter Age 11/12 Born Nebraska Father Born Illinois Mother Born Nebraska MHSAVCHY? GEORGE Boarder Age 31
    Census Extracted and Transcribed by Catherine Burke 1/18/09

    On 1/18/09 I found the following information online. It makes me wonder about the actual date of marriage that we have recorded as the 6th. The paper lists their marriage license for the 7th. Another thing that I am questioning is Theresa's name. The 1910 census spells it much more like it is listed in this newspaper clip. In addition, her last name is listed as Lawerence and not Lawver. This needs further information. Columbus Journal October 7, 1908, Marriage Licenses: John W. Adkinson, Millerton..26; Thresia E. Lawerence, Millerton..17


    Ethel May Adkisson
  • Date of Birth: 01 May 1886

  • Place: Illinois

  • Marriage:27 Mar 1907

  • Place:

  • Spouse: Edward Bailey Weak b.28 Jan 1874 Oakland, IA

  • Died: 30 Nov 1969

  • Place: Omaha Nebraska

  • Place of Burial:

  • Children:

  • Eva Ellen 1908 b. NE
    Robert Edward 1910 b. NE
    Orie A. b. 1912 Wife: Pearl E. Workman.

    1910 Census NEBRASKA BUTLER CO. BONE CRK TWP Series T624 Roll 839 Page 74 Line 24
    WEAK EDWARD B. Age 31 or 36 Born Iowa Father Born South Carolina Mother Born New Jersey Occupation Farmer/Gerneral Farm
    ETHEL MAY Wife Age 23 Born Nebraska Father Born Illinois Mother Born Illinois
    EVA ELLEN Daughter Age 2 Born Nebraska Father Born Iowa Mother Born Nebraska
    ROBERT EDWARD Son Age 3/12 Born Nebraska Father Born Iowa Mother Born Nebraska
    KRAFT, WILLIAM W. Hired Hand Age 24

    1920 Census NEBRASKA CUSTER CO., COMSTOCK Series T625 Roll 985 Page 109 Line 72 WEAK EDWARD L [sic] Age 45 Born Iowa Father Born Ohio Mother Born Kentucky Occupation Farmer/General Farm
    ETHEL M. Wife Age 33 Born Nebraska Father Born Illinois Mother Born Illinois
    EVA E. Daughter Age 12 Born Nebraska Father Born Iowa Mother Born Nebraska
    ROBERT E. Son Age 10 Born Nebraska Father Born Iowa Mother Born Nebraska
    ORIE A. Son Age 8 Born Nebraska Father Born Iowa Mother Born Nebraska



    James Jesse Adkisson
  • Date of Birth: 29 Jul 1888

  • Place: Nebraska

  • Marriage: 27 June 1911

  • Place:

  • Spouse: Rose Vanek

  • Died: 30 Dec 1954

  • Place: Hood River Oregon

  • Place of Burial:

  • Children:

  • Janet Adkisson

    1920 Census NEBRASKA BUTLER CO. 3-WD DAVID CITY TWP Series: T625 Roll: 982 Page: 42 Line 41 Tenth Street
    ADKISSON JAMES J Age 31 Born Nebraska Father Born Illinois Mother Born Illinois Occupation Carpenter/General Carpenter
    ROSE Wife Age 26 Born Nebraska Father Born Prague Bohemian Mother Born Prague Bohemian
    HEATHFLESON? JERRETT H. Lodger Age 2 1/12 Born Nebraska Father Born Nebraska Mother Born Nebraska
    VANEK MARTIN Father-In-Law Age 56 Widowed Year of Immigration 1892 Naturalized 1899 Born Prague Father Born Prague/Bohemian Mother Born Prague/Bohemian No Occupation

    1930 Census NEBRASKA BUTLER CO., DAVID CITY TWP Series: T626 Roll: 1267 Page: 42 Line 26
    ADKISSON JAMES Age 41 Born Nebraska Father Born Illinois Mother Born Illinois Occupation Carpenter/General Carpenter
    ROSE Wife Age 36 Born Nebraska Father Born Czecho-Slovakia Mother Born Czecho-Slovakia
    JEANNETTE Daughter Age 12 Born Nebraska Father Born Nebraska Mother Born Nebraska



    Charles Eret Adkisson
  • Date of Birth: 19 Dec 1890

  • Place: Butler Co., Nebraska

  • Marriage:

  • Place:

  • Spouse:

  • Died: 15 Jan 1911
  • Place: Pleasant Hill, Butler Co., Nebraska

  • Place of Burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery

  • Fraternal Organization Membership: Woodmen of the World

  • Charles died of a cerebral hemmorhage


  • Miller Vern Adkisson  
  • (11 Jun 1893 - 04 Oct 1960)


  • Herschel Jay Adkisson Col. 20th Inf.
  • Date of Birth: 09 Sept 1895

  • Place: Nebraska

  • Marriage: 29 June 1918

  • Place: Oshkosh, Nebraska

  • Spouse: Maude Kimble

  • Died: 10 Oct 1918

  • Place: Fort Riley, Kansas

  • Place of Burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery

  • Herschel was one of many fine young men that enlisted to serve his country on August 30, 1918 at Camp Funston, Kansas (Ft. Riley). He and many others perished from the 1918 pandemic, the Spanish Influenza. His illness quickly grew into a most virulent pneumonia that he was unable to overcome and he passed away at just 23 years of age.
    While reading Herschel's obituary it came over me to do a search on Camp Funston in the year 1918. Little did I know that his death was part of a great pandemic. I found a very interesting website that I thought well worth sharing. It gives a historical account of what was going on in Camp Funston while Herschel was there. It is an incredible site, written and arranged by Tom Johnston, son of Sgt. Charles Johnston. Mr. Johnston was just six months old when his father passed away so he was never able to know him. However, after his mother's death this treasure unfolded before them and gave a wonderful account of this man and his life. Please read it and enjoy it as much as I have. "Life at Camp Funston Reflections of Army Sergeant Charles L. Johnston"


  • Census Records for Robert and Clarinda Atkinson Family  


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