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Private Jake Harris ATKINSON

Company "A," 112th Engineers, 37th Infantry Division, A. E. F.

Hometown: Ozark, Dale County, Alabama and ?, Florida
Jake Harris
ATKINSON (born: May 15, 1895 - died: Jan. 19, 1949)
He was the son of John Anderson ATKINSON and Lauran Louisa WOOLF.


Mary N. ATKINSON Bennett submitted this material about her father, Pvt. Jake Harris ATKINSON (112th Engineers, Co. "A", 37th Infantry Division) who was born in Alabama, but may have been living in Florida when he enlisted on Aug 27, 1917 at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. Mary N. ATKINSON Bennett's email address is: auntiem @ tds.net (Remove the spaces in front and in back of the "@" symbol.) Remember to use Jake Harris ATKINSON is the "Subject" line.

Enlistment Papers

Honorable Discharge Papers

A photo of him and his buddies: (Unknown) HAYS, Harry BRUBSAW, and J. H. ATKINSON (sitting, he has a "black eye").


Taken from his Enlistment Record:

Approved for Victory Medal with Defensive Sector, Ypres-Lys, and Meuse-Argonne
Victory Button (Bronze) Issued

Jake H Atkinson Grade: private. Enlisted: Aug. 27 1917 at Jefferson Barracks, Mo.

Serving in FIRST....................enlistment period at date of discharge.

Prior service: None . Noncommissioned officer: Never.

Marksmanship: Not rated.

Horsemanship: Not rated

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions:

Meuse-Argonne offensive Sept. 26 - Oct 1, 1918.
Meuse- Argonne off. ( corps Eng. ) 1- 5 ( no mo. ) 1918.
Pannes (or Powers ) Sector. 6-17 Oct. 1918.
Ypres- Lye off. ( corps Eng ) 6- 9 Nov 1918.
Ypres- Lye off. 9-11 Nov. 1918.

Physical cond: Good.

Typhoid pro. completed. Sept. 6, 1917
Paratyphoid pro. completed. Sept. 6, 1917

Married ? Single.

Character ? Good

Remarks: Last assigned to 112 Engineers Co. "A" Apr. 4,1919

Signed.. A. Y. Culton
capt. ( Ivy ?)

Commanding 3rd Co. 1st Pou. ( Bu ?)
comdg (Detch ?)

 

The following is information taken from his Honorable Discharge:

Jake Harris Atkinson 934582 Pvt. unassigned. Last assign. 112 th Engineers US Army.

C.Z.T. Ky. Ap.17,1919                                                                                                                              Par. 1 SO 107 hq.

Discharged from military by reason of "convenience of the government".

Jake H. Atkinson born: Dale Co. Al. 23 3/4 years of age. occupation: Laborer. brown eyes brown hair fair complexion ht. 6 ft 1 in.

Given by my hand at: Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. this 19 th day of April 1919. Signed by Robert J. McBryde Lt. Col. Fa USA.


Jake Harris ATKINSON
Photo source: I.D. pass to U S Coast Guard Port of Miami (Miami, Florida): 2-25-1943


GENEALOGY

Family Group Sheet
DOBs of LIVING removed.


 

Jake Harris ATKINSON (b. May 15, 1895 in Ozark, Dale Co., AL - d. Jan. 19, 1949 in V. A. Hospital, Coral Gables, Dade Co., FL; buried in Miami City Cemetery, Miami, Dade Co., FL - military marker)

Married on Sept. 1, 1923 in Miami, Miami or Miami-Dade Co., FL to:

Floy Ivy MACOMBER (b. Jan. 28, 1898 in Jacksonville, Duvall or St. Johns Co., FL - d. May 4, 1970 in Hialeah, Miami-Dade Co., FL; buried in Hollywood Memorial Park, Hollywood, Broward Co., FL)
Floy was daughter of Calvin MACOMBER and Bessie May GIDDINGS, both from Kansas.

Jake and Floy had the following children:

1.) Harris Calvin ATKINSON (b. May 14, 1924 in Jackson Memorial Hosp., Miami, Dade Co., FL - d. Aug 19, 1944 in Natal, Brazil while serving in the U S Navy; buried in Baltimore National Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore or Anne Arundel Co., MD)

2.) Betty Lee ATKINSON (LIVING)

Married: (1)  William Raymond PENNINGTON (b. Nov. 27, 1920 in NJ - d. Jan. 1986 in Hialeah, Miami-Dade Co., FL)
Married: (2)  Robert Richard RICCITELLI (b. March 27, 1929 in Chepachet, Providence Co., RI - d. April 27, 1991 in Boynton Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL; buried in Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, Hollywood, Broward Co., FL) on May 16, 1955.

3.) Mary Nell ATKINSON (LIVING)

Married: William Harrison BENNETT (b. Sept. 15, 1921 in Hawkinsville, Pulaski Co., GA - d. April 15, 1999 in Delray, Palm Beach Co., FL; buried in Miami Memorial Park, Miami, Dade Co., FL) on May 16, 1952.

4.) Ada Jeannette ATKINSON (LIVING)
Married (1) Blufford O. BLACKWOOD (b. July 29, 1930 in Cullman, Cullman Co., AL - d. 1986 in TN) on Aug 7, 1954.
Married (2) Bryan T. CHALKIADI (b. July 23, 1929 - d. Feb. 17, 1968 in Hollywood, Broward Co., FL)
Married (3) Robert STANG (b. May 28, 1931 - d. Nov. 18, 1986 in Hollywood, Broward Co., FL)
Married (4) Theodore GOUGH (b. March 19, 1935 - d. Dec. 1, 1989 in Hollywood, Broward Co., FL)

Jake Harris ATKINSON's parents were: John Anderson ATKINSON (b. Nov. 16, 1847 in Henry Co., AL - d. after 1895) and Lauran Louisa WOOLF (b. Aug 27, 1857 in Henry Co., AL - d. Jan. 24, 1941 in Bronson, Levy Co., FL; buried in Centerhill Cemetery, Sumter Co., FL).

John and Louisa were also parents of 5 other children with Jake being the youngest:

1.) Vallie ATKINSON (b. Dec 12, 1880 - d. date unknown)

2.) Mary Crawford ATKINSON (b. Jan 6, 1883 - d. 1967 in Centerhill, Sumter Co., FL; buried in Centerhill Cemetery, Sumter Co., FL)

3.) Reuben Irwin ATKINSON (b. August 26, 1885 - d. 1935 in Centerhill, Sumter Co., FL; buried in Centerhill Cemetery, Sumter Co., FL)

4.) Byrd Grace ATKINSON (b. March 3, 1891 in Dale Co., AL - d. Nov. 8, 1972 in Palm Beach Co., FL)

5.) Nellie ATKINSON (b. August 17, 1893 in Dale Co., AL - d. date unknown)

6.) Jake Harris ATKINSON (b. May 15, 1895 in Ozark, Dale Co., AL - d. Jan. 19, 1949 in V. A. Hospital, Coral Gables, Dade Co., FL; buried in Miami City Cemetery, Miami, FL - military marker)

If you have corrections and/or additions to this data, please contact: Mary N. ATKINSON Bennett, email address: auntiem @ tds.net (Remove the spaces in front and in back of the "@" symbol.) Remember to use Jake Harris ATKINSON is the "Subject" line.


Webmaster's notes:

C.Z.T. Ky. probably stays from Camp Zachary Taylor which was in Louisville, Kentucky which you probably discerned as well.

There was a 112 Engineers Camp Sheridan, Alabama during WWI. The 37th Division also trained there.

http://freepages.military.rootsweb.com/~worldwarone/WWI/divisions.html#Thirty-seventh

Thirty-seventh, 37th Division (Ohio National Guard)
Source No. 2: 37th (old 16) Division - Ohio and West Virginia. Trained at Camp Sheridan in Montgomery, Ala.
Nickname: Buckeye Division
145th, 146th, 147th, 148th Infantry (Inf.)
134th, 135th, 136th Artillery (Art.)
134th, 135th, 136th Machine Gun (M. G.)
112th Engineers (Eng.)
Major General Commanding: Chas. S. Farnsworth.
Engaged: With French in Flanders, Escaut River.
Shoulder/Sleeve Insignia:

Thirty-seventh, 37th Division (Ohio National Guard). Nickname: Buckeye Division

 

http://freepages.military.rootsweb.com/~worldwarone/WWI/NatGeoMag-Dec1919/page518-Divisions-100dpi-sm.jpg  ... here is a larger version of just the 37th Division:

 

http://freepages.military.rootsweb.com/~worldwarone/WWI/NatGeoMag-Dec1919/page513-Divisions-100dpi-sm.jpg  ... here is a larger version of just the 37th:

 

From Albris.com, http://www.alibris.com  ...

These first three listings appear to be the same books (3 books in the complete set):

The (37th) Thirty-Seventh Division in the World War 1917-1918 With Map Pouch by Cole, Ralph And W. C. Howells
Publisher: 37th Div. Veterans Assoc. Columbus Date Published: 1926

The Thirty-Seventh (37th) Division in the World War, 1917-1918 by Cole, Ralph D And W. C. Howells.
Publisher: Thirty-Seventh Division Veterans Assoc. Columbus, Ohio. Description: 1926.

The 37th Division in the World War, 3 Vols. by Cole, Ralph D. / Howells, W. C.
Publisher: 37th Divisions Veterans Assoc, Columbus Date Published: 1926

These two may or may not cover the 112th Engineers:

With the 112th in France: a Doughboy's Story of the War by Murrin, James A.
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Co. Philadelphia, PA Date Published: 1919

A Short History and Illustrated Roster of the 112th Infantry: Army of the United States by Richards, Colonel George C.
Publisher: Edward Stern & Co. , Inc. Philadelphia Date Published: 1918
 

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