Benjamin Richard Atkins

Mr. & Mrs. B. R. Atkins skiing, c.1920s.

Mr. & Mrs. B. R. Atkins skiing, c.1920s.

Dates: b. Ireland, 1866 d. Kamloops 1941

Cemetery Location: Block A, Row 13, Plot 17

Irish born Benjamin Atkins came to Revelstoke in 1896 as owner and editor of the Kootenay Mail newspaper. He served as private secretary to Premier Semlin in 1899 and later returned to Revelstoke as collector of customs, a position he held until 1921. At that time, he became a feature newspaper writer and completed a manuscript entitled Columbia River Chronicles. He died in Kamloops, B.C., in 1941.