Atherton One Name Study

Robert ATHERTON

Male 1922 - 2003  (80 years)


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  • Name Robert ATHERTON 
    Born 4 Apr 1922  Leigh, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Mar 2003  Decatur, Macon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I40360  Atherton One Name Study
    Last Modified 15 May 2017 

    Father Joseph ATHERTON,   b. 23 May 1889, Leigh, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1966, Macon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Grace STATHAM,   b. 8 Jul 1891, Leigh, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1973, Macon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married Between Jul 1913 and Sep 1913  Leigh, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13556  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine M CUPPETT,   b. 20 Jan 1922, Westernport, Allegany, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 2013, Decatur, Macon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 8 Apr 1944  Lexington, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert Allan ATHERTON,   b. 7 May 1945, Decatur, Macon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 2005, Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     2. C.S. ATHERTON
     3. J. ATHERTON
    Last Modified 15 May 2017 
    Family ID F13557  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Apr 1922 - Leigh, Lancashire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Apr 1944 - Lexington, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Mar 2003 - Decatur, Macon, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Robert & Catherine (Cuppett) Atherton
    Robert & Catherine (Cuppett) Atherton

  • Notes 
    • From Find a Grave:
      Robert Atherton
      Birth: Apr. 4, 1922
      Leigh
      Metropolitan Borough of Wigan
      Greater Manchester, England
      Death: Mar. 6, 2003
      Decatur
      Macon County
      Illinois, USA

      Herald & Review (Decatur, IL) - Saturday, March 8, 2003


      DECATUR - Robert Atherton, 80, of Decatur passed away Thursday (March 6, 2003) in Decatur Memorial Hospital.

      Services in Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Burial in North Fork Cemetery.

      Mr. Atherton was born April 4, 1922, in Leigh, Lancashire, England, the son of Joseph and Grace Statham Atherton. He graduated from Decatur High School and attended Millikin University. He retired from Decatur Public Schools as a maintenance engineer. He served his country in the Army Air Force in World War II. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans and the Decatur and Macon County Racing Pigeon Club. Through the years, Robert had many hobbies and interests, including bowling, hunting and he was an avid fisherman. He married Catherine M. Cuppett on April 8, 1944, in Lexington, S.C.

      Surviving are his wife of nearly 59 years; son, Robert A. Atherton of North Carolina; daughters, Carol Sue Wagner and husband Chuck and JoAnn Schrader and husband Kenneth, both of Decatur; daughter-in-law, Lila of Phoenix, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews in Maryland.

      He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.


      Family links:
      Parents:
      Joseph Atherton (1889 - 1966)
      Grace Atherton (1891 - 1973)

      Spouse:
      Catherine Mae Cuppett Atherton (1922 - 2013)*

      Children:
      Robert Allan Atherton (1945 - 2005)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Burial:
      North Fork Cemetery
      Long Creek
      Macon County
      Illinois, USA

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      Maintained by: Ken Young
      Originally Created by: kpet
      Record added: Mar 05, 2010
      Find A Grave Memorial# 49148969