Hanna M. Atkinson was the wife of John Atkinson. Hanna was a wife of a farmer, which was a very common practice in the rich fields of Cottage Grove. She was born in Maine on December 19, 1810. John and Hanna were pioneers of the time and settled in Cottage Grove in 1846. Hanna passed from cancer at the age of 64 in 1873. The exact date and month conflict of her actual death. As you can see, the gravestone sites September 17, 1873. Two registers of death list October 11 or October 12.
One note of interest on the tombstone. Bwide of Riverfalls, Wisconsin, which is about less than 50 miles from my location. He posted a tombstone photo for the October Theme Day. I see a huge similarity between the two stones. The shape, font, similar layout, size and the age of the stone all look too coincidental. Is it possible that the make of Hanna's gravestone, and many others in Atkinson Cemetery, are the same tombstone make for the one posted at the River Falls Cemetery? Take a look at the photo and see for yourself.