Rachel Akers

1876–1955 (Age 79)
Mercer, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Akers was born on 30 April 1876, in Mercer, West Virginia, United States, her father, Luke Akers, was 36 and her mother, Susan Stanley, was 34. She married Henderson Columbus Hawks on 10 March 1892, in Mercer, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Rock, Mercer, West Virginia, United States in 1930 and Rock Magisterial District, Mercer, West Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 14 October 1955, in Malden, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rachel Akers
Henderson Columbus Hawks
Marriage: 10 March 1892
Noah Columbus Hawks
Sadie M Hawks
Coy Estel Hawks
Arleigh Byran Hawks
Minnie Edna Hawks
Nellie Abbie Hawks
William R Hawks
William Roy Hawkes
Lena Virginia Hawks
Thelma Easter Hawks

Spouse & Children

  • Female1876–1955Female

  • Henderson Columbus Hawks


10 March 1892
Mercer, West Virginia, United States


+5 More Children

Parents & Siblings



  • Nancy Elizabeth Akers


  • Male1865–1948Male

  • Ollie Lobelia Akers


  • Powell Akers


  • Emily Akers


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 6

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Rachael Hawks in household of Henderson Hawks, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rachel Hawks in household of H C Hawks, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rachel Hawks in household of H C Hawks, "United States Census, 1900"

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