Leonard Atkinson (1896 - 1982)

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Leonard Atkinson
1896 - 1982
updated February 06, 2019
Leonard Atkinson was born on September 8, 1896. He died in August 1982 at 85 years old. We know that Leonard Atkinson had been residing in Philadelphia, Neshoba County, Mississippi 39350.


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Leonard Atkinson passed away in August 1982 at 85 years old. He was born on September 8, 1896. We are unaware of information about Leonard's surviving family. We know that Leonard Atkinson had been residing in Philadelphia, Neshoba County, Mississippi 39350.
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1896 - 1982 World Events

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In 1896, in the year that Leonard Atkinson was born, in April, the first study on global warming due to CO2 - carbon dioxide - in the atmosphere was published by Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius. Arrhenius concluded that human activity due to the Industrial Revolution would amplify CO2 in the atmosphere, causing a greenhouse effect. His conclusions have been extensively tested in the ensuing 100+ years and are still seen to hold true.

In 1920, Leonard was 24 years old when Italian born factory worker Nicola Sacco and fish peddler Bartolomeo Vanzetti were picked up by police on May 5th in connection with the April 15th murder and robbery of a guard and a paymaster at the Slater and Morrill Shoe Company in South Braintree, Mass. Although in later years they were thought to be innocent, they were anarchists and were convicted of the crime and put to death.

In 1964, he was 68 years old when in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1976, at the age of 80 years old, Leonard was alive when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1982, in the year of Leonard Atkinson's passing, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

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Maryland, United States
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Bessie Atkinson
Jan 29, 1887 - May 1969
Pickens, Mississippi
Pauline Atkinson
Jul 30, 1894 - January 1982
Jackson, Mississippi
William L Atkinson
Nov 10, 1946 - Sep 10, 2005
Escatawpa, MS
Mckinley Atkinson
Dec 16, 1948 - May 22, 1997
Mildred Atkinson
Jun 17, 1908 - December 1981
Richardson, Texas
Grover M Atkinson
Dec 20, 1910 - Jan 31, 2001
Corpus Christi, TX
Samuel Atkinson
Aug 18, 1891 - June 1965
Fred Atkinson
Mar 4, 1913 - Jan 18, 2006
Inez Atkinson
Dec 5, 1901 - March 1982
El Monte, California
James Atkinson
Jun 5, 1903 - March 1982
West Helena, Arkansas
Booker T Atkinson
Jul 10, 1910 - Feb 4, 1992
Fordyce, AR
James S Atkinson
Mar 10, 1953 - Apr 1, 2000
Larry E Atkinson
Sep 6, 1949 - Sep 15, 1997
Jonesboro, AR
Billie L Atkinson
Jan 12, 1915 - Aug 9, 1989
Caldwell, KS
Kenneth W Atkinson
Oct 11, 1915 - Sep 4, 2003
Clarksville, AR
Wilbur W Atkinson
Oct 3, 1899 - Dec 9, 1994
Southfield, MI
Lorin Atkinson
Aug 20, 1890 - February 1977
Springdale, Arkansas
J G Atkinson
Sep 20, 1902 - Dec 27, 1988
Pine Bluff, AR
Glenn Atkinson
Jul 1, 1908 - September 1982
Rio Vista, California
William H Atkinson
Sep 3, 1917 - Nov 26, 1993
Foreman, AR

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Aug 14, 1917 - Jul 22, 1997
Como, MS
Eulah B Echols
Jan 12, 1909 - Jul 17, 2001
Baton Rouge, LA
Mary M Girault
Feb 14, 1910 - Dec 5, 1992
Jackson, MS
John Myers
Sep 23, 1901 - March 1979
Gulfport, Mississippi
Jay G Sauls
Aug 14, 1913 - Feb 17, 1991
Margaret J Alley
Mar 14, 1915 - Jun 9, 2008
Ridgeland, MS
Stacye W Knight
Aug 16, 1905 - Feb 4, 1999
Gulfport, MS
Michel F George
May 4, 1909 - Aug 17, 1993
Gilbert L Grace
Sep 14, 1907 - May 27, 1989
Gulfport, MS
Ephraim S Garrett
Nov 3, 1897 - Oct 30, 1981
Biloxi, MS
Elizabeth Brunston
Sep 5, 1909 - September 1986
Hazlehurst, Mississippi
John T Lane
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Biloxi, MS
Mary B Harris
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Ina Boykin
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Charles Harrison Adams
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