Biography of Charles H. Atkins
Cook County, Il Biographies

CHARLES H. ATKINS was born in Kennebec County, Me.. in 1833, son of John and Elizabeth Atkins. He came to Cook County in January, 1857, and was agent of the American Express Company in Chicago from 1858 to 1865. He then engaged in the machine and foundry business. in May, 1883, he moved to Arlington Heights, where he is engaged in fruit raising. They have sixty five acres adjoining the village of Arlington Heights, and have about thirty acres devoted to fruit raising. He makes a specialty of apples, cherries and grapes, and has about 1,500 bearing apple trees, 1,000 Richmond cherries, and 5,000 grape vines, chiefly Concords, He has also a large variety of other fruit, and has thirty five acres devoted to general farming. He has a fine residence, surrounded by trees and shrubbery, artistically arranged, which makes his home one of the most delightful and attractive in the town. He was married in 1855 to Miss Mary L. Watson, daughter of Nathan and Eleoto Watson. Her parents came to Chicago in 1837, where they lived until their death. The have had three children, two now living - Elizabeth and Emily. Mrs. Atkins and the children are members of the Episcopalian Church. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, A. F. & A. M., and a Royal Arch Mason.

History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.


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