Thomas Andrew Acker

5 December 1886–4 May 1964 (Age 77)
Pickens, Alabama, United States

The Life of Thomas Andrew

When Thomas Andrew Acker was born on 5 December 1886, in Pickens, Alabama, United States, his father, David Alfred Acker, was 33 and his mother, Martha Anne Windle, was 21. He married Ada O Noland on 15 January 1908, in Pickens, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Pine Grove, Pickens, Alabama, United States in 1920 and Election Precinct 15 Speeds Mills, Pickens, Alabama, United States for about 10 years. He died on 4 May 1964, in Carrollton, Pickens, Alabama, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Marvin Chapel Cemetery, Pickens, Alabama, United States.

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Thomas Andrew Acker
Jesse Tamsel Cook
James Walter Acker
Alfred Acker
William Ernest Acker
Alice Magnolia Acker
Andrew Earl Acker
Thomas Andrew Acker
Nora Ann Acker
Fannie Elene Acker
Ruth Virginia Acker
Mary Glean Acker

Spouse and Children



    James Walter Acker


    William Ernest Acker




    Thomas Andrew Acker


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 9

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 21

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

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)

  • Thomas A Acker, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thomas Acker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Thomas Acker in household of David A Acker, "United States Census, 1900"

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