John Akers

1878–1956 (Age 78)
Wyoming, West Virginia, United States

The Life of John

When John Akers was born on 6 April 1878, in Wyoming, West Virginia, United States, his father, Luke Akers, was 38 and his mother, Susan Stanley, was 36. He married Mary Jane Stanley on 13 March 1908, in McDowell, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Barkers Ridge Magisterial District, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States in 1900. He died on 20 November 1956, in Welch, McDowell, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in West Virginia, United States.

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John Akers
Mary Jane Stanley
Marriage: 13 March 1908
Wilda Akers
Rachel Akers

Spouse & Children

13 March 1908
McDowell, West Virginia, United States


  • Wilda Akers


  • Rachel Akers


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 3

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 4

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.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 22

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Johney Akers in household of Luke Akers, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Acres in household of Luke Acres, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Akers, "United States Census, 1910"

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