Atkinson, Henry 1919

MARCH 15, 1919


Henry Atkinson is Run Down While Attempting to Signal Interurban

HENRY ATKINSON, a well-to-do farmer was hit by a Stark Electric Interurban car and killed instantly at Stop 63, about three miles from Salem, at 7:30 o’clock Saturday evening. Atknison’s skull was crushed and the body was thrown a considerable distance by the impact of the heavy car. It is believed that the victim was sttempting to signal the car to stop and stepped a little too close to the rail.
Atkinson had lived on a farm near Salem all his life. He was a member of The Damascus Friends church. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are the following children: Charles B. Atkinson of Brookings, S.D.; Mrs. Ernest J. Maris,Bowlder, Col.; Dr.L.W. Atkinson of Salem, and Mrs. Walter Wood of Westtown, Pa. There is one brother, M.D. Atkinson of Ludenville, O. and 11 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the home of Dr. ATkinson in Salem. Rev. I. L. Kinsey of Salem and Rev. John Pennington of Damascus will officiate. Interment will be made in the Grandview burial park.