Jno. C. ATKINSON Park
Mayor – Jno.
Councilmen – EAKINS, BYERS, HART, TAYLOR, JOHNSTON, SMITH,
JOHNSON, MANN, MILLER, CONNELL, MUNCASTER
Chief Fire Dept – Alex FENWICK
City Physician – A. J. SEIBER
City Engineer – S. H. KIMMEL
City Teamster – R. J. LABRY
Street Lamplighter – Robt. BURNS
Wharf Master – W. G. RUDY
Hospital Stewart – G. C. POWELL
Receiving the unanimous vote of the Council, were declared by Mayor
ATKINSON elected to the respective offices as named for the term as
prescribed by law.
An election was held and C.
G. HENSON and A. J. WORSHAM each receiving 5 votes.
Mayor ATKINSON voting for Mr. A. J. WORSHAM and so declared
him elected to fill the unexpired term of Isaac MANN, resigned.
An election was held and S.
H. CROMWELL and A. R. BUCHHOLTZ each receiving 5 votes.
Mayor ATKINSON voting for Mr. A. R. BUCHHOLTZ and so declared
him elected to fill the unexpired term of John W. MUNCASTER, resigned.
To the surprise of all present
Mr. John W.LOCKETT read the following communication from Hon. Jno.
C. ATKINSON who was absent.
Henderson, KY, May 21, 1895
Gentlemen of the Council:
With a sense of profound disappointment in being forced to relinquish
matured plans, and a settled purpose acting upon medical advice which
necessitates a change of residence at least temporarily, I hereby tender
my resignation of the office of Mayor of the City of Henderson and respectfully
ask its immediate acceptance.
My original attention to present
to the City the salary derived from the office during the period for which
I was elected, or its equivalent, as a humble memorial of my Father, the
Jno. C. ATKINSON is observed so far as the amount involved is concerned
in the proposition herewith submitted.
In thus severing official relations
with the City Government, I desire to offer to you Gentlemen, and the
other City officials assurance of my personal regard, and to wish you
a full measure of success on the conduct of municipal affairs under the
administration of my successor.
Jno. C. ATKINSON
Mr. LOCKETT then read a deed from the heirs of A. B. BARRET
for 3500 and 36/100 acres of land to the City of Henderson for which they
acknowledge the receipt of 3500 and 36/100 acres from the hands of Jno.
C. ATKINSON and the said Jno. C. ATKINSON desired that the
City would accept the same as a memorial to his Father, the late Jno.
C. ATKINSON. The said land is to be used for park purposes.
On Mr. MILLER’s motion, the
resignation of Jno. C. ATKINSON as Mayor was received and accepted
with deepest regrets.
Motion Mr. EAKINS, that the magnificent gift of Hon. Jno.
C. ATKINSON be accepted subject to the conditions named in the deed,
and that the land be named Jno. C. ATKINSON Park.
City records copied from “History of Henderson County, Kentucky”, pages
21 & 22 by Frieda Dannheister and Donald Hazelwood, 1980.