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Alice Rose Akers
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Birth: May 12, 1864
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 10, 1944
Butte County
California, USA

Johnstown, PA: Tribune, issue of Saturday, 11 November 1944, p. 12. Alice R. Akers Dies at Age 80 In Chico, Cal. Was First Head Nurse Of Memorial Hospital; Services on Tuesday.

Miss Alice Rose Akers, 80, member of an old Johnstown family who was first head nurse at Memorial Hospital, died of a heart attack yesterday afternoon at Chico, Cal., where she had been residing with a sister, Amelia Akers, for the past 10 years. She had been ill for six months.

Funeral services will be held at the Holy Name Church at Chico at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning, followed by interment in a Chico cemetery. There will also be a requiem high mass said here at 7:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at the Church of the Visitation.

Alice Rose Akers was born in the Eighth Ward in the original settlement of the Akers family, and from which Akers St. derived its name, on May 12, 1864, a daughter of the late Oliver [Alvar - ed.] and Katherine (Gahr) Akers. Her father was associated with the former Akers & Baumer Meat Market on Baumer St., and lost his life in the Flood of 1889.

Miss Akers was in the first graduating class of Seton Hill Academy, Greensburg, in 1889. She also was a graduate of Jefferson Medical School of Nursing, Philadelphia. After serving as head nurse at Memorial Hospital she entered private nursing and continued in this field many years. She retired about 10 years before leaving for Chico.

The deceased was one of a family of 14 children--all of whom had first names beginning with the letter 'A.' Of this family only three sisters now survive. They are Amanda, San Francisco; Amelia, mentioned, and Mrs. Anna Mary Miltenberger, widow of the late William Miltenberger. Mrs. Miltenberger arrived at Chico on Tuesday, being summoned because of her sister's serious illness.

Miss Akers is survived by nine nephews and six nieces residing in Johnstown, and by two nieces who make their home in Honolulu.

Birth and death dates and locations from California Death Index Records.

80-year-old Alice Rose Akers was interred, per the Chico Cemetery Association Records, in the plot noted, on November 14, 1944. 
Family links: 
  Alvar I. Akers (1837 - 1889)
  Anne Katherine Gahr Akers (1834 - 1914)
  Amelia C. Akers (1862 - 1955)*
  Alice Rose Akers (1864 - 1944)
  Amanda Francis Akers (1865 - 1953)*
  Mary Anna Akers Miltenberger (1874 - 1949)*
*Calculated relationship
Chico Cemetery
Butte County
California, USA
Plot: Sec 27,D Lot 168 sp 1
Created by: Adriana
Record added: Sep 30, 2013
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Alice Rose Akers
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