Melvin Atkinson – 24 Apr 1879
FORMER HOLBROOK RESIDENT DIED AT OGDEN SATURDAY
Melvin Atkinson, 60, died at his home in Ogden Saturday (17 Mar 1940) of a heart attack after a two month’s illness. Born April 24, 1879, in Bountiful, a son of William N. and Selina Nighton Atkinson, he married Mary Amanda Sweeten, August 23, 1899, in the Salt Lake temple. He had been employed as a farmer most of his life in Holbrook, Idaho, being one of the first to settle in the Curlew valley. He was a high priest in the North Weber L. D. S. stake Fifteenth ward. He served as counselor to the bishop of the Holbrook ward on two different occasions and served as superintendent of Sunday school.
Surviving are his widow, one son Melvin Sweeten Atkinson, Holbrook; two daughters Mrs. Arthur J. Burnett, Los Angeles, Mrs. A. G. Willie, Malad; three brothers, Oscar Atkinson, Stockton, California; George Atkinson, Pocatello, and William Atkinson, Ogden and six grandchildren.