Akers, Ralph Merland

Akers, Ralph Merland

Male 1916 - 1991  (75 years)

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  • Name Akers, Ralph Merland  [1
    Born 5 Feb 1916  Tarkio, Atchison, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Aug 1991  Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I29455  Sackett | Descendants of Simon Sackett the Colonist, Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2020 

    Father Akers, Joseph Merle,   b. 8 Jan 1884,   d. 28 Aug 1975  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Carman, Adella Josephine,   b. 19 Feb 1885,   d. 9 Jul 1962  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 24 Oct 1906  Dudley, Wapello County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Akers-Carman Wedding
      On wednesdahy evening, Oct. 24, a pretty quiet wedding took place at the home of Mrs. T. C. Carman, Dudley, Iowa, when her eldest daughter Miss Adella J. Carman was united in marriage to Joseph M. Akers, of Chillicothe, Iowa. Promptly at 8 o'clock the birdal party entered the room and took their place beneath an arch of evergreens, and were united in marriage by Rev. Geo. E. Monkman, of Pella, Ia. the bride was becomingly attired in a beartiful white Persian lawn dress. After the ceremony the comapany retired to the dining room where a delicious supper wass served. the bride is one of the most popular and successful school teachers and a highly esteemed young woman. the groom is an excellent young man and is a merchant in Chillicothe. Mr. and Mrs. Akers will be at home in Chillicothe to their friends.
      [Copy of announcement supplied by Vicki Vroegh, Director; Eddyville Public Library, Eddyville, IA]
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      Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
      Name: Joseph Merle Akers
      Event Type: Marriage
      Event Date: 24 Oct 1906
      Event Place: Dudley, Wapello, Iowa, United States
      Age: 22
      Father's Name: Samuel Stevens Akers
      Mother's Name: Mollie Or Mattie Allen Varner
      Spouse's Name: Adella Josephine Carman
      Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1884
      Spouse's Father's Name: Thomas C. Carman
      Spouse's Mother's Name: Clara E. Sackett
      Reference ID: p 529
      GS Film number: 979667
      Digital Folder Number: 004309616
    Children 3 children 
     1. Akers, Joseph Kieth,   b. 23 Jul 1909, Wapello County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1964  (Age 54 years)
     2. Akers, Fred Carman,   b. 25 Oct 1910, Eddyville, Wapello County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1998, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +3. Akers, Ralph Merland,   b. 5 Feb 1916, Tarkio, Atchison, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1991, Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     
    Family ID F10486  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Cling, Betty C.,   b. 7 Apr 1919, Eddyville, Wapello County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 2013  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1941  Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Children 
    +1. Living
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F22124  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Feb 1916 - Tarkio, Atchison, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Oct 1941 - Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Aug 1991 - Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M8WG-FSM
      1920 Census; Tarkio, Atchison, Missouri
      District 29
      Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
      Affiliate Publication Number: T625
      Sheet Number and Letter: 5A
      Household ID: 116
      Line Number: 29
      Son; Ralph M Akers, M, 3, Missouri

  • Sources 
    1. [S999] 1920 U.S. Census.

    2. [S879] Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 13 Jan 2020.
      Name: Ralph Merland Akers
      [Ralph M Akers]
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Birth Date: 5 Feb 1916
      Birth Place: Tarkio, Missouri
      Death Date: 10 Aug 1991
      Father: Joseph M Akers
      Mother: Adella J Carman
      SSN: 483162028
      Notes: May 1940: Name listed as RALPH MERLAND AKERS; 17 Aug 1991: Name listed as RALPH M AKERS

      Researched by Ted Smith

    3. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 13 Jan 2020.
      The Muscatine Journal (Muscatine, Iowa), 12 Aug 1991, Page 5

      Ralph Akers

      WEST LIBERTY -- Ralph M. Akers, 75, died Saturday morning, Aug. 10, 1991, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, following an extended illness.

      Services will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13, at First Church United in West Liberty. Burial, will military honors,, will be at the Oak Ridge Cemetery.

      Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the West Liberty Chapel of the Barker Funeral Home. There will be a Masonic service at 8 p.m.

      A memorial fund has been established.

      Mr. Akers was born Feb. 5, 1916, at Tarkio, Mo., a son of Joseph and Adella Carman Akers. On Oct. 12, 1941, he was married in Minneapolis, to Betty Cling.

      Survivors include his wife, Betty; one son, Joseph V. Akers, of West Liberty; one brother, Fred Akers, of San Diego; two grandsons, Bret and Brad Akers.

      He was preceded in death by a brother.

      He attended college at the University of Missouri and moved to Iowa in 1936. He first farmed south of Eddyville, Iowa.

      He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army iN the European Command, and also served in the U.S. Army Reserves for several years.

      He was a retired Iowa State Highway Patrol trooper, serving in District 12, from 1948 to 1971. He later worked in security at Louis Rich Foods Comapny (SIC) in West Liberty. He was a member of the First Church United, the Mount Calvary Masonic Lodge No. 95 of West Liberty, KAABA Shrine of Davenport, the Davenport Consistory.

      He was also a member of the Iowa State Patrol Association and the Iowa State Troopers Association and a member and past patron of the Lotus Chapter Order of Eastern Star and the West Liberty American Legion.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    4. [S1728] U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1970, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 13 Jan 2020.
      Name: Betty C. Cling
      Gender: Female
      Event Type: Marriage
      Marriage Date: 10 Oct 1941
      Marriage Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
      Church: Vanderburgh Presbyterian Church
      Spouse: Ralph M. Akers

      Researched by Ted Smith


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