Maybe; they did have a son, Shirley Atkinson plus 10 other children so one
would have to track him down for a comparison (birth date and death date).
I met a Spicer researcher in the Archives on Monday and he¹s also puzzled
over who this Kenneth Shirley Spicer is.
William Burton Atkinson and Martha Ann Copp COULD BE Kenneth Shirley
Atkinson¹s grandparents IF he was born illegitimate and raised by his
grandparents as a son, not a grandson?
Requires some more research for sure.
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
BEARDSLEY, Ruth Arabella - 66, River Hebert, died September 15, 1995, in
Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Advocate, she was a
daughter of the late George and Evelyn (Shirley) Atkinson. She was a member
of Amherst and Brookside Curling clubs and the UCW of Trinity United Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Nancy (Mrs. Alan Smith), Dartmouth; sons, Larry,
River Hebert; sisters, Ardis Sheffield, Aylesford; Carman Oulton, LeMesa,
Calif.; Muriel Fette, Bokeelia, Fla.; Meredith Crossman, Brockville, Ont.;
brothers, Willis, Brockville; Ronald, Toronto; four grandchildren. She was
predeceased by her husband, Freeman; sisters, Marguerite Canning, Ruby
Trerise; ***brother, Shirley***. Funeral 2 p.m. today in Trinity United
Church, River Hebert,
Rev. Danny Compton and Rev. Bob Mack officiating. Burial to follow in
Hillside Cemetery. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Arrangements under the direction of Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst.
Source: James Welsh (Undated)
Thursday, December 10, 1998
The Halifax Herald Limited
FETTE, Muriel Pearl
FETTE, Muriel Pearl - 73, died December 7, 1998, in the Rehab Centre,
Orlando, Fla. Born in Apple River, Cumberland Co., she was a daughter of
the late George and Evelyn (Shirley) Atkinson. She graduated from Grace
Maternity Hospital, Halifax, and did nursing in Nova Scotia and Ontario.
Surviving are her husband, John, Orlando; sister, Ardis (Mrs. Merrill
Sheffield), New Minas; Carmen (Mrs. Ray Oulton), Los Angeles; brothers,
Ronald, Toronto; Willis, Brockville, Ont.; several nieces and nephews. She
was predeceased by sister, Marguerite (Mrs. Kenneth Canning), Meredith (Mrs.
Frederick Crossman), Ruby (Mrs. Edward Trerise), Ruth (Mrs. Freeman
Beardsley); ***brother, Shirley***. Cremation has taken place. Burial at a
Source: James Welsh (Undated)
On 05/10/11 12:29 PM, "Bruce Clarke" <bclark@...> wrote:
> Hi David,
> I think Kenneth Shirley Atkinson is the son of George H Atkinson and Evelyn
> Davidson Shirley, who were married Dec 13, 1916 in Apple River, N S and had a
> family of at least 10 children. The mother, Evelyn , I believe, died in 1967
> but don't have an obituary.
> Why Kenneth would name his parents as William and Martha Atkinson is a
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: David Winter
> To: nscumber
> Sent: Friday, September 30, 2011 1:12 PM
> Subject: [nscumber] Atkinson - Smith Marriage
> PANB marriage registrations ( Saint John Co.)
> Number: 38024; Ref: B4/1944; Microfilm: F20034
> Groom: Kenneth Shirley Atkinson, Truckman, b, 20, United Baptist
> Living Saint John, N.B.; Born Apple River, N.S.
> S/o William Burton Atkinson, Cumberland County, and Martha Ann Copp
> Bride: Jean Winnifred Smith, ?ncker (Cotton Mill), s, 20, United Baptist
> Living Saint John, N.B.; Born Saint John, N.B.
> D/o Charles Henry Smith, Damascus, N.B., and Alma Helen Golar?
> Married 8 Jul 1944, 74 Stanley St., Saint John, N.B.
> (License #2826 )
> Before Russell Delbert Smith and Reta Victoria Smith, both of Saint John,
> By Rev. W. Floyd Hanley, United Baptist, Saint John, N.B.
> [Collected by Dave Winter, 30 Sep 2011]
> Note: William Burton Atkinson and Martha Ann Copp are possibly his
> grandparents - Martha would be age 52 having him. Possibly raised as a son
> rather than a grandson. Neither of the grand parent's obits mention a son,
> Kenneth Shirley Atkinson.
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