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William Yates Atkinson
Birth: Nov. 11, 1854
Oakland
Meriwether County
Georgia, USA
Death: Aug. 8, 1899
Newnan
Coweta County
Georgia, USA

Georgia Governor. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1877, studied law and established a legal firm in Newnan, Georgia. He was solicitor of Coweta County, (1879- 82) and was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives, (1886-94). In 1894, he was elected as a Democrat the 40th Governor of Georgia, serving 1896. In seat as Governor, public school funding increased also pensions for Confederate soldiers and the Georgia Normal and Industrial School in Milledgeville, was established. After his term, he retired from public service and continued to practice law until his death at age 44. Atkinson County, Georgia, is named in his honor. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Pepper Atkinson (1804 - 1873)
  Theodora Phelps Ellis Atkinson (1820 - 1905)
 
 Spouse:
  Susan Cobb Milton Atkinson (1858 - 1942)*
 
 Children:
  John Pepper Atkinson (1881 - 1912)*
  Lucille Atkinson Baltzell (1884 - 1957)*
  William Yates Atkinson (1887 - 1953)*
  Bert Milton Atkinson (1889 - 1937)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Yates Atkinson Mallory (1839 - 1923)**
  John Pepper Atkinson (1842 - 1861)**
  Lucy Alice Atkinson Ellis (1849 - 1944)*
  Theodore Ellis Atkinson (1851 - 1939)*
  William Yates Atkinson (1854 - 1899)
  Thomas Alexander Atkinson (1856 - 1904)*
  Roswell James Atkinson (1860 - 1935)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Newnan
Coweta County
Georgia, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Evening Blues
Record added: Oct 07, 2003
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