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Atkinson, John Aldam

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Fast Facts
Type of person Individual
Date of birth 1884
Place of birth Port Pirie
Principal occupation Baker
Date of death 1966
Place of decease McLaren Vale

John Aldam Atkinson was born at Port Pirie on 31 March 1884. He was the eldest son of Robert Fish Atkinson (1857-1922) and Susan Whitelaw (1862-1918). He was a baker. He lived in Port Pirie (1884-1896), Willunga (1896-1911, 1938-1942) and Milang (1912-1916).

John (aged 27 years) married Elizabeth Ellen Jackson (1881-24/07/1942) (aged 28 years)) on 20 Sept 1911 at St. Stephen’s Church in Willunga. She was only daughter of George and Elizabeth Jackson and she was born at Hackney in Middlesex, England. She is buried in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Willunga.

They had 4 children (1 daughter and 3 sons):

  • Dorothy Mary (1912-1989) bornat Strathalbyn, married Howard Rex Jacobs, they had two children Robert George (1946-) and Barbara Joan (1948-)
  • Robert Aldam (1914-1951) married Edith May Maslin (-1986)
  • David George (1916-2006) born at Strathalbyn
  • Jack Whitelaw (1920-1974) married Lorlien Joan Davis on 28/04/1945)

John Aldam Atkinson died aged 82 years on 6 Aug 1966 at McLaren Vale.


  • Chronicle 8 Oct 1910:43
  • The Advertiser 26 Oct 1911:8
  • The Advertiser 3 June 1916:14
  • The Advertiser 9 Feb 1938:14
  • News 25 July 1942:4
  • Victor Harbor Times 2 Sept 1949:2

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