Biography of James W. Atkinson
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

T-Saratoga County, New York Wills, 1796-1805

-----------------------------------------------------



Atkinson, James W., was born in Auburn, Placer county, California, September 18, 1858, and came to Waterford wIth his parents in 1864. He was educated in the public schools, Eastman's Business College of Poughkeepsie, and was graduated from the Albany Law School in 1888. He was admitted to the bar in 1889 and has practiced since then with success. In 1886 he was elected excise commissioner, serving three years; in 1888 he was elected justice of the peace and has served continuously since January 1, 1889; he was also elected school trustee in 1889 and is still serving in that capacity; also clerk of the board of education. He was elected justice of sessions in 1890, serving one year. In April, 1897, Mr. Atkinson married Bessie N. McDonald, In his political choice he is a Republican. Mr. Atkinson's father, John Atkinson, was born in the north of Ireland in 1804, and came to the United States in 1840, locating in Waterford, N. Y. He married twice, first, to Mrs. Elizabeth Van Dekar, widow of Richard Van Dekar, and they had three daughters: Elizabeth, Charlotte and Matilda; his second wife was Mary McAran, and they had five children: John H., James W., Thomas P., Mary M. and Sarah J. John H. was a noted attorney-at-law here and in New York city and died March 26, 1890. Thomas P. died in 1883 and Mr. Atkinson died February 16, 1876, his widow July 26, 1898.


Return to [Saratoga County Bio's ] [ Saratoga County History ] [ Online Biographies ]


.Blind Counter

All pages copyright 2009. All items on this site are copyrighted by their author(s). These pages may be linked to but not used on another web site. Anyone may copy and use the information provided here freely for personal use only. Privacy Policy