Livonia, Jan. 25 - The death of Frederick A. Atkins, one of Livonia’s well known residents, occurred yesterday about 4 o’clock in the home of Mrs. Gary, where he had lived for the pasts seventeen years. He was confined to the bed four weeks, suffering greatly towards the last, but very patient through it all.
Mr. Atkins was born in Geneseo, November 10, 1849, the son of Ashbel and Maria Elizabeth Jennings Atkins. He came to Livonia when a young man and has lived here since then, with the exception of two years, 1900 and 1901, when he was in Albany and was doorkeeper of the Assembly chamber.
About the year 1872 he was married to Miss Jennie Bowen, of Hemlock, and to them was born one daughter, May, wife of Fred Bristol, of East Avon, who has been with him through his illness. Mrs. Atkins died in January, 1878, and he later married Miss Maggie Trimble, of Livonia.
He was for many years engaged in the business of carriage making and painting and also a selling agent for carriages.
He was a charter member of Lima Lodge, F. and A. M., later transferring his membership to the Livonia Lodge. In politics he was a Republican, was a member of the Republican County Committee, a justice of the peace for a long term of years, member of the Town Board and a member of the Board of Water Commissioners of the village.
He leaves, besides his daughter mentioned, one step-brother, William Gleason, and a step-sister, Mrs. Silvia Mac Worthy, both of Detroit, Mich.
The funeral will be held from the Methodist church, Saturday morning at 10 o’clock, the Rev. Walter Raymond Brown, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in Temple Hill cemetery, Geneseo.
Livonia - The funeral of Mrs. F. A. Atkins was held at the Methodist church in this village Sunday morning.