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Atkinson, Reginald Graham – 1873-1919

ATKINSON

Posted By: Diana Wagner
Date: 7/24/2021 at 11:03:31

Reginald Graham Atkinson was born March 17, 1873, at Greenwich, England, and died Sept. 2, 1919, at Monroe, Iowa.
He was educated at St. Dunstan’s in England. When he reached manhood he engaged in grand opera, advancing rapidly in his profession until he became one of the most promising stars in this work, his brilliant prospects were blighted by ill health.
At the age of 35 he emigrated to Canada, later coming on to the United States where he planned on making his home and intending to become a citizen of his adopted country. At England’s entrance into the World War he offered his services to his motherland through the British Counsul but as rejected on account of physical disability, thus showing that he was a man of action, reedy to defend the right of his life if need be.
This was a man who inspired in those who knew him, well affection and respect for his sterling qualities and admiration for his many talents.
The funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, Rev. Enoch Hill of the M. E. church, having charge.
Mrs. R. G. Atkinson wishes to thank the neighbors and friends for the kind assistance during the death and burial of her husband.
Source: Monroe (IA) Mirror; Thursday, September 11, 1919, page 1


 

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