Married to Dr. E. L. Acker, ex-Congressman of Montgomery County. She passed away about 10 yrs before he did in 1903. They had no children.
Obituary for E L Acker, Sarah's husband
Dr. E. L. Acker, ex-Congressman and for many years prominent in Democratic politics in Montgomery county, died at the home of his sister, Miss Acker, at Norristown, Tuesday afternoon.
He was 76 years of age. For over 50 years he was looked upon as a power in Democratic politics, and from 1858 to 1872 he was the undisputed leader of his party. He founded the Norristown Register in the 50s, and in 1870 he made it a daily. Owing to reverses he had the paper sold out by the sheriff, when Albrecht Kneule bought it. He was a member of the Forty-second Congress. In 1872 he was a candidate for Congress for a second time, but was defeated. Dr. Acker was the first county superintendent of public schools in Montgomery county. There have been only three since the office was made - Dr. Acker, Abel Rambo, of Trappe, and the present superintendent R.F. Hoffecker.
After his defeat for Congress in 1872 Dr. Acker's political power began to wane, and in recent years he had not figured in political affairs. He was born in Sumneytown, and graduated with honors from Franklin and Marshall College, at Lancaster, in 1847. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He was postmaster at Norristown under President Buchanan. He also graduated from the law department of the University.
He married Sarah Marley, who died about ten years ago, there were no children.
Ephraim Acker (1827 - 1903)
Norris City Cemetery
Created by: Marilyn
Record added: Mar 21, 2011
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