|Birth: ||Sep. 9, 1864|
|Death: ||Jul. 4, 1945|
!Death: obit from Julesburg Grit - Advocate, Thurs 12, July 1945, p.7 Peter Absalom Akes was born September 9, 1968 in Gentry county Missouri and died July 4, 1945 at his home in Sedgwick, Colorado. He grew up on the farm and attended the public schools in his native state. He was married to Emma Iona Clevenger in his home community April 30, 1889. To this union seven children were born. The family moved from Missouri to Colorado December 1, 1910, and located in Yuma County where they resided for ten years, coming to Sedgwick in the year 1920. Mr. Akes was engaged in farming and carpentry until the disabilities of age compelled retirement. In the days of his youth and throughout his years of residence in Missouri he was a member of the Methodist church. In more recent years in Colorado he had attended the Congregational church. At one time he was active in the Independent Order of the Odd Fellows.
He was ever a kind and devoted husband and father, a good neighbor and faithful and loyal citizen of his country. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Ida Beagle of Richmond California and Mrs. Clemence Wages of Chappell Nebraska, and by four sons, Alton E. Akes, Sedgwick, Colorado, Carl Akes, Denver, Colorado, Charley and Kenneth Akes, Golden, Colorado. Also by 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Mary Parks, New Hampden, Missouri, survives. The funeral was held in the Methodist church at Sedgwick, Rev. O. W. Hardon, officiating, July 7, 1945. Rev. Lee C. Libby, of Quincy, Illinois, who is supplying the Congregational church pulpit for the month of July, sang "Face to Face", and "Going Home," playing his own accompaniment. Burial was at the Sedgwick, Austina directing. Pallbearers were Ed Powers, Max Mahler, Blaine Cannady, M. E. Kidder, George Sellers and Orren Chezem.
Emma Iona Clevenger Akes (1869 - 1945)*
Earnest Alton Akes (1897 - 1965)*
Clemmence Otha Akes Wages (1900 - 1963)*
Carl Everett Akes (1906 - 1972)*
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Originally Created by: Our Colorado Family
Record added: Jan 31, 2010
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