William Lewis Akers

1865–1948 (Age 83)
Wyoming, West Virginia, United States

The Life of William Lewis

When William Lewis Akers was born on 4 January 1865, in Wyoming, West Virginia, United States, his father, Luke Akers, was 25 and his mother, Susan Stanley, was 22. He married Martha Frances Little on 25 December 1886, in Wyoming, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Mabscott, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States in 1920 and Slab Fork Magisterial District, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 9 January 1948, in Sophia, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Sophia, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States.

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William Lewis Akers
Martha Frances Little
Marriage: 25 December 1886
Levi Preston Akers
Laura Alice Akers
Leonard Wiley Akers
Gerusha Oradell Akers
John Sherman Aker
Minnie E Akers
William Boyd Akers
Etta Jane Akers
Vada Belle Akers
Nellie Francis Akers
James Early Akers
Coy Vincent Akers

Spouse & Children

  • Male1865–1948Male

  • Martha Frances Little


25 December 1886
Wyoming, West Virginia, United States


+7 More Children

Parents & Siblings



  • Nancy Elizabeth Akers


  • Male1865–1948Male

  • Ollie Lobelia Akers


  • Powell Akers


  • Emily Akers


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 2

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 25

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.

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)

  • William Akers in household of Akers, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm Lewis Akers in household of Coy Vincent Akers, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lewis Akers in household of Sherman Aakers, "United States Census, 1930"

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