Martha Ann Akers

29 December 1880–13 December 1957 (Age 76)
Culloden, Cabell, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Martha Ann

When Martha Ann Akers was born on 29 December 1880, in Culloden, Cabell, West Virginia, United States, her father, John Wesley Akers, was 28 and her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Susan Handley, was 22. She married John Henry Robson on 23 December 1904, in Culloden, Cabell, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia, United States in 1920. She died on 13 December 1957, in Idaho, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Robson
Martha Ann Akers
Marriage: 23 December 1904
John Robson
Edith Robson
Edwin Robson
Cledith Robson

Spouse and Children

    John Henry Robson



23 December 1904
Culloden, Cabell, West Virginia, United States


    John Robson



    Edwin Robson



Parents and Siblings


    Sarah Elizabeth Susan Handley




    William "Willie" Chilton Akers


    Hattie Marshall Akers




    Mary Josephine Akers


+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

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.

Age 10

Idaho is the 43rd state.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 21

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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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Sources (3)

  • Annie Robson in household of Harry Robson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Annie Robson in household of Harry Robson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Anna Robson in household of Harry Robson, "United States Census, 1920"

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