Nellie Louisa Acker

3 December 1873–12 July 1958 (Age 84)
Hope, Barry, Mich.

The Life of Nellie Louisa

When Nellie Louisa Acker was born on 3 December 1873, her father, John A. Acker, was 22 and her mother, Elizabeth Shultz, was 22. She married Samuel A Gevin on 22 February 1896, in Barry, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Hope Township, Barry, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. She died on 12 July 1958, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Barry, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel A Gevin
1869–1933
Nellie Louisa Acker
1873–1958
Marriage: 22 February 1896
Ethel May Gevin
1896–
Mary Elizabeth Given
1897–2000
Harold Carl Given
1899–1926
John W. Butler
1902–1981
Virginia A. Given
1902–1991

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 February 1896
Barry, Michigan, United States
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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 6

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch and German: topographic name from Middle High German and Middle Dutch acker ‘(cultivated) field’, hence a byname for a peasant.2 English: topographic name for someone living by a piece of cultivated land, from Middle English aker ‘acre’, ‘field’ (Old English æcer). Compare Akers .3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Acker ‘field’ (see 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nellie L Given in household of Samuel Given, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Nellie L Given in household of Samuel Given, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nellie Acker in entry for Glenn P Kenyon and Ethel Gevin Or Gevins, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"

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