Death of William Yates Atkinson

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Death of William Yates Atkinson - X fiOV ATKINSON DEAD mer Chief Executive of...
X fiOV ATKINSON DEAD mer Chief Executive of Georgia Passes Away at His Home In Newttan UNCEMENT CAUSES SORROW THROUGHOUT STATE jig Statesman Was Surrounded By Family and Faithful FriendsA Brief Sketch of His Life overnor William Y Atkinson this home in Newnan Go at ok Tuesday morning Tho end peacefully The dying man was ndedby all the members his Slate family and many of his I Is He bad been elowlyeinking everal days and Monday r I lis physicians announced that I old not recover His sicknats I about fifteen days during which every attention and care that at skill oould offer and loving could bestow were given him circumstances surrounding his fwere peculiarly sad and have gloom over the city of Newnan ommunity and causes sorrow bout the state Early Tuesday ling it was conceded that in a few i the great man would pass away jus anxious and inquiring friends d an almost unbroken chain as be brought around all right A week ago his condition became more serious and the friends of the exgovernor were told that he was a very sick man Other physicians were called in and everything possible was done to save the patient but to no avail His relatives relatives and intimate friends watched at his bedside day and night and he wanted wanted for nothing during his sickness He brought his great vital power into the fight for life and resisted to the last the grasp of the hand of death but it was too much for him the victor of a great battle of the lame kind a few years ago Telegrams expressive of condolence poured in from every quarter of the state from men of high and low station station in life and from those who forgetting forgetting potty differences join in praising praising the high qualities of the man Sketch of IIli Lire William Yates Atkinson was born in Meriwether county Ga on the 11th of November 1854 at the little poet EXGOVEBNOB 10 7 ATKINSON I I Who Died at His Homo In Nownan I Ga LinstTucbday fcrent to where the statesman lay kg for some ground for hope iw was depicted on the connte k of those advised of his condi bnd the expression on their faces Idence that tho end was near announcement that death had it to an end a career that had success and fame in Georgia In and stilled the heart that was Bus and liberal in the dlstribu affection noonrprlse to the K of the governor at too capitol Krly all the heads of departments mi recently returned from New fchere they went to inquire into bkinsouH condition and to offer Services and sympathy to Mrs pn but great effort of Mr Atkinson de in the supreme court about Meks ago He appeared before ly to argue for the people of in the Atlanta and West Point rate case It will be remem pat he spoke for several hours Hhe court dolivewd a pow Beech in favor of his side of then then Kd been well prior to mak i BV speech and he appeared be court under the disadvantage Balth but he stood for hours discussing the controversy Beat force Bast illness began shortly after Btrn home from Atlanta and at thought that he had only A Bry sickness to contend with Be a few days the disease devel to dysentery and his physicians Bo take steps to check tho dis Bl it thought thirt ho would office of Oakland whither his parents had removed from Brunswick county Va His father John P Atkinson was a native Virginian a man of sterling traits and irreproachable character On his fathers side he is a descendant of the Sudys the Yates and the At kinsons who settled in Virginia in the colonial days He is named for William William Yates one of his ancestors who was a professor in the William and Mary college in Virginia in the early history of that institution Ho is the sixth of eight children The death of his father left him on his own resources resources at an early age Nothing daunted by the difficulties that awaited awaited him without means and without influence ho set to work to educate himself Mr Atkinson was first elected to the legislature 1886 and from that time on his career may be summed up as follows He was for years leader in the legislative halls and party councils He was a member of the general assembly for eight years Twice president of the democratio state Convention Four years chairman of the state democratic executive committee Two Tears speaker of the house of representatives Five years president of the board of trustees of the Georgia Normal and Industrial college and a trustee of the 1 University of Georgia And before attaining the age of 40 years was governor of Georgia In 1880 he married Miss Susie Cobb Milton of Florida She has indeed been a helpmeet to him

Clipped from The Chipley Banner19 Aug 1899, SatPage 1

The Chipley Banner (Chipley, Florida)19 Aug 1899, SatPage 1
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