William Emmitt Akers

8 July 1899–27 October 1964 (Age 65)
Scott, Virginia, United States

The Life of William Emmitt

When William Emmitt Akers was born on 8 July 1899, in Scott, Virginia, United States, his father, Robert L. Akers, was 46 and his mother, Nancy Jane Lane, was 38. He married Nancy Ellen 'Nannie' Owens on 31 December 1923, in Scott, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in DeKalb District, Scott, Virginia, United States for about 40 years. He died on 27 October 1964, in Fort Blackmore, Scott, Virginia, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Greear Cemetery, Scott, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Emmitt Akers
1899–1964
Nancy Ellen 'Nannie' Owens
1903–1985
Marriage: 31 December 1923
Bonnie Lucille Akers
1925–
Clarance Akers
1927–1927
Pearlie Kathleen 'Cat' Akers
1928–2019
William Emmitt Akers Jr.
1931–1993
Georgia Mae Akers
1936–2001
Helen Lura Akers
1939–2000
Jimmy McArthur Akers
1944–2021

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
31 December 1923
Scott, Virginia, United States
children

(7)

    Bonnie Lucille Akers

    Female1925–Female

    Clarance Akers

    Male1927–1927Male

    Pearlie Kathleen 'Cat' Akers

    Female1928–2019Female

    William Emmitt Akers Jr.

    Male1931–1993Male

    Georgia Mae Akers

    Female1936–2001Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1853–Male

    Nancy Jane Lane

    Female1861–1941Female

siblings

(7)

    Female1878–1963Female

    Female1881–1957Female

    Cenia L. Akers

    Female1886–1916Female

    Male1889–1956Male

    Stonewall Cleveland Akers

    Male1892–1968Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1901 · Maggie Lena Walker Opens Bank

Age 2

Maggie Lena Walker was the first African American and woman to open a bank. She opened the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank on August 20, 1901. She encouraged the young people to start saving their pennies in her bank and when they hit a hundred pennies they could start a bank account with the bank.
1917

Age 18

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Emmitt W Akers, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Emmett Akers, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Emit Akers in household of Robt L Akers, "United States Census, 1920"

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