William Marion Akers

5 February 1841–22 March 1933 (Age 92)
Franklin, Virginia, United States

The Life of William Marion

When William Marion Akers was born on 5 February 1841, in Franklin, Virginia, United States, his father, Joel O. Akers Sr., was 48 and his mother, Elizabeth Click, was 42. He married Sallie ( Sarah) Frances Hickman on 19 April 1860, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Ottawa, Franklin, Kansas, United States for about 10 years and Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1930. He died on 22 March 1933, in Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Wellsville, Franklin, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Marion Akers
1841–1933
Sallie ( Sarah) Frances Hickman
1840–1877
Marriage: 19 April 1860
Rosa Lee S. Akers
1861–1953
Willie Frances Akers
1862–1944
Willie Francis Akers
1863–
Edgar Nathaniel Akers
1866–1883
Elizabeth Jane Akers
1867–1947
Cornelia Florence Akers
1869–1956
Lucy Josephine Akers
1871–
Charles Thomas Akers Sr.
1873–1970
Mary Minnie Louellen Akers
1874–1958
Joel Benjamin Akers
1876–1876

Spouse and Children

    Male1841–1933Male

    Sallie ( Sarah) Frances Hickman

    Female1840–1877Female

MARRIAGE
19 April 1860
Virginia, United States
children

(10)

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joel O. Akers Sr.

    Male1792–1877Male

    Elizabeth Click

    Female1799–1883Female

siblings

(6)

    Male1822–1862Male

    Elizabeth Ann Akers

    Female1825–1902Female

    Joel O. Akers Junior

    Male1825–1919Male

    Nathaniel H. Akers

    Male1830–1913Male

    Samuel Akers

    Male1838–Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 3

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1846

Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1865

Age 24

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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)

  • William Acres in household of Joel Acres, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Akers in household of Jo Akers, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wm M Akers in household of Joel Akers, "United States Census, 1860"

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