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ATHERTON, Thomas Mitchell Jr.


Posted By: Sharon R Becker (email)
Date: 3/31/2017 at 20:58:36

Obituary ~ Thomas Mitchell Atherton Jr.
December, 1854 ~ February 25, 1940

The Globe Gazette
Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
Monday, February 26, 1940


Funeral for Pioneer Newspaperman to Be Conducted Tuesday

Clear Lake Word was received here Monday of the death of Frank G. Atherton, 85, former editor of the Clear Lake Mirror, at Rochester, Minn., Sunday morning at the home of his nephew, Isaac Patterson. Mr. Atherton, who was spending the winter with his nephew, had gone to the bathroom, and dropped dead.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Champion funeral home in Osage, where he lived most of the year. Burial will be at Osage.

Mr. Atherton was married October 10, 1878, to Miss Mollie Hannah Westler at Berwick, Pa. They lived first at West Superior, Wis., then at Osage and Clear Lake where Mr. Atherton published newspapers. They had no children. Mrs. Atherton died April 5, 1938.

For 27 years Atherton was owner of the Mirror. On May 29, 138, he sold the newspaper to Ralph W. Anderson of Ringsted who later sold it to T. J. Farnam. He was born in Pennsylvania.

[Interment was made at Atherton Mausoleum, Osage City Cemetery, Osage, Iowa.]

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