Delilah Frances Akers

13 May 1914–10 December 1996 (Age 82)
Texas, United States

The Life of Delilah Frances

When Delilah Frances Akers was born on 13 May 1914, in Texas, United States, her father, Horace Piatt Akers, was 35 and her mother, Minnie Viola Nixon, was 33. She married Frank Edward Gillett in 1934. She lived in Monterey, California, United States in 1935 and Salinas, Monterey, California, United States in 1940. She died on 10 December 1996, in Valencia, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in King City, Monterey, California, United States.

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Frank Edward Gillett
Delilah Frances Akers
Marriage: 1934

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    Horace Piatt Akers





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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 15

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 23

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone living by a piece of arable land, from the plural or genitive singular of Middle English aker ‘acre’, i.e. arable land.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Delilah Akers in household of Dixie Tucker, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Delilah F Akers in household of Minnie Akers, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Delilah F Ackers in household of Horace P Ackers, "United States Census, 1920"

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