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Melvin Boyd Atkinson

Melvin Boyd Atkinson

Male 1921 - 1942  (21 years)

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  • Name Melvin Boyd Atkinson 
    Birth 27 May 1921  Logan, Cache, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 7 Jun 1942  Fort Ord, Monterey, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial 14 Jun 1942  Dayton Cemetery, Dayton, Franklin, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I84  Whipple Descendants | Ancestors of Joseph Derek Whipple
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2023 

    Father Earl Joseph Atkinson,   b. 29 May 1894, Dayton, Franklin, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 30 Sep 1989, Preston, Franklin, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 95 years) 
    Mother Mabel Deem Law, twin,   b. 17 Nov 1897, Avon, Cache, Utah Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 30 May 1962, Preston, Franklin, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 64 years) 
    Marriage 1 Aug 1918  Logan, Cache, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 27 May 1921 - Logan, Cache, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 7 Jun 1942 - Fort Ord, Monterey, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 14 Jun 1942 - Dayton Cemetery, Dayton, Franklin, Idaho Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Gravestone of Melvin Boyd Atkinson, 1921-1942
    Gravestone of Melvin Boyd Atkinson, 1921-1942

  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: Records of Erline Atkinson Whipple.

      !SOURCE: 3 Apr 1930 Census of Dayton Village, Franklin, Idaho, p. 2B:
      • Atkinson, Earl, head, 35, mar. at age 24, b. ID, father b. England, mother b. UT, farmer
      • Atkinson, Mable, wife, 29, mar. at age 19, b. UT, father b. UT, mother b. Denmark
      • Atkinson, Erline, dau, 10, b. UT, father b. UT [sic], mother b. ID [sic]
      • Atkinson, Melvin, son, 8, b. UT, father b. UT [sic], mother b. ID [sic]
      • Atkinson, Joyce, dau, 5, b. UT, father b. UT [sic], mother b. ID [sic]
      • Atkinson, Sherwin, son, 11/12, b. ID, father b. UT [sic], mother b. ID [sic]


      !SOURCE: U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 - ancestry.com, cited 21 Oct 2023. Gives residence 7914 Lindley Ave, Reseda, L.A., California, when registered on 15 Feb 1942.

      !SOURCE: Oakland Post Enquirer, 8 Jun 1942, Monday, Page 4:
      Auto Overturns
      Melvin B. Atkinson, San Francisco, died when his automobile overturned on the Marina road near Fort Ord in a crash which injured Milton E. B. Berkley, also of San Francisco.
      Note: Similar note in The Modesto Bee, 8 Jun 1942, page 2


      !SOURCE: The Californian, Salinas, California, 8 Jun 1942, Monday, page 1
      Melvin B. Atkinson, 30, of San Francisco, died in the wreckage of the automobile he was driving on the Marina road near Fort Ord’s East Garrison about 6:15 a.m. The car rolled over several times on a curve, according to California highway patrolmen. A passenger, Milton E. Beckley, 27, also of San Francisco, received minor injuries.
      Note: Also appeared in the Salinas Morning Post, Tuesday, June 9, 1942, page 1


      !SOURCE: Pasadena Star-News, Monday, June 8, 1942, page 8
      Killed in Northern California were Melvin B. Atkinson, 20, of San Francisco, whose auto overturned near Fort Ord
      Note: Also appeared in The Register, Santa Ana, California, 8 Jun 1942, page 2; the Long Beach Press-Telegram, Monday, June 8, 1942; and the Chico Enterprise, Monday, June 8, 1942, page 4.


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