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Atkins Family History
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                  John Atkins- born 1816 in Devon England, died 1889 buried at Putnam United Cemetery, 1) married ? to Mary Maria Howe born in Barnstaple England on ? emigrated from England in 1843, died Nov 22,1851, buried at Putnam United Cemetery. 2) married in 1857  to Mary Andrews born 1808 in England died Nov 22,1889 buried at Putnam United Cemetery. 10 children:

Children of John & Mary Maria?:

               1)  Mary Jane born March 02 1838 in Barnstaple, Devon England married February 22,1859 to Edward Huntley .

               2)  Maria born April 08,1839 in Barnstaple, Devon England married June 12,1866 to Thomas Robson .

     3)  Martha born 1841 in ? died August 19,1843 ( 2 years & 7 months) buried in Putnam United Church.

     4)  William born 1842 in ? died July 22,1843 (11 months) buried in Potter's Field Toronto.

     5)  John H. born June 03,1845 in Upper Canada married Nov.20,1866 to Nancy Varnum buried in Dorchester Union section 1 row 7 plot 10.

     6)  Richard born May 15,1847 in Upper Canada married March 17,1868 to Anna Pratt 

     7)  Margaret born May 15,1847 in Upper Canada ( Richards Twin) 

     8)  Joseph William born July 12,1850 in Upper Canada married June 04,1874 to Elizabeth Abel , born Feb. 4, 1850 buried in Hillsdale Cemetery, in Petrolia, Ontario.  

     9)  Sophia Elizabeth born November 27,1851 in Upper Canada 

Child of John & Mary Andrews:

    10) Drucilla born in Oxford England on1857 married June 08,1893 to  Shadrack Fawkes  born in Gloucestershire, England 

Children of Joseph & Elizabeth:

1)   William H.  on  May 22, 1874 

2)   John R.  on July 25, 1875

3)   Josephus  on Feb 23,1878 died Aug. 29, 1879

4)  James A. on  Sept. 22, 1880

5)   Joseph born Jan. 3, 1883 

6)   George Alfred Atkins - born March 20, 1885 died Jan 09,1972 married Roxie Mae (nee Tithecott) - born Sept 21, 1893 died July 13, 1981 (Both are buried at Hillsdale Cemetery, in Petrolia, Ontario.) 7 children, 3 of which served in the Second World War:

7)   Robert E. born Aug. 25, 1888

Children of George & Roxie Mae:

1)   Mary Elizabeth Atkins died Nov. 5,1916 buried in Hillsdale Cemetery, in Petrolia, Ontario.

2)   Robert James Atkins (RCAF) born Feb. 28, 1917 in Petrolia On.-  M.I.A. during the  Nuremburg raid of March 30 & 31, 1944. 

3)   John William Alfred Atkins (RCR) born Apr. 18, 1919 Petrolia On. - Died July 25, 1990 married Helen Anger, lives in Crystal Beach, Ontario. 4 children:

            a)  Bonnie 

            b)  Robert 

            c)  Penny 

            d)  Douglas 

4)   Gladys In? Atkins May 22,1920 buried in Hillsdale Cemetery, in Petrolia, Ontario.

5)   Lena Mae Atkins born Jan. 5, 1923 - Died Sept. 13, 1993 married William Henry Storey . 3 children:

            a)   Dianne Lynn married Douglas Wayne Denomy,  2 sons. Christopher & Joshua.

             b)  Barry Kenneth married Debby Stamper

             c)  Alan 

. 6)   Margretta Alberta Atkins (RCAF) born Oct. 28, 1925 married to Howard Cecil Campbell born Dec.23,1931  2 children:

             a)   Sylvia Dianne married Vincent Andrew Munro  

             b)  Brian Robert.

 7)   George Eldon Atkins born Jan. 8, 1928 married Audrey Chivers   4 children:

            a)  James

                      b)  Micheal

                      c)  Marie

                      d)  Sandra

             8)    Bessie Helen Atkins died Oct. 20,1930 buried in Hillsdale Cemetery, in Petrolia, Ontario.

.           9)    Doris Pansy Atkins born Aug. 28, 1931 married Harold Leon Wark  2 children:

                      a) Cheryl

                      b) Joan 

             10)   June Elaine Atkins Born May 12, 1934  married Robert Zonneville Oct.29,1955 3 children:

                     a)  Robert Wayne married Lori Anne Moore   2 children: Erika Mae & Rebecca Dianne

                     b)  Tammy Anne Elaine married Claud Joseph Lapointe,  3 children: Mathew, Jessica & Michael,

                     c)  Richard Arnold married Cheryl 1 child: Rachael