|Birth: ||Feb. 16, 1842|
|Death: ||Oct. 9, 1924|
Stephen Edward Akers, son of Thomas and Mary Armstrong Akers, was born at the old Akers homestead two miles west of Manchester, on Feb. 16, 1842, and died at his home one and a half miles west of Manchester, on Thursday, Oct. 9, 1924, aged 82 years, 7 months and 23 days. He was united in marriage to Maria Curtis, Nov. 21, 1867, who preceded him in death in June 1910. To this union were born five children, viz: Ruth, wife of Fred Spencer of Ganado, Texas, who departed this life in Sept. 1921; John C. Akers of Manchester; Robert G. Akers of Riverton, Neb.; Josephine, wife of Oscar Boston, living at the old home, and one child dying in infancy.
Mr. Akers was of a family of twelve children of whom two brothers and one sister survive who are: Joseph Akers of Barrow, Thomas G. Akers of Oakland, California, and Marietta, wife of Robert Cooper of Roodhouse. Those preceding him in death were four sisters: Tabitha, wife of W. S. Clark; Elizabeth, wife of W. H. Thompson, Niantic, Illinois; Martha Jane, Nancy, wife of J. J. Moore, and four children who died in infancy.
There are also surviving him, twelve grandchildren.
Mr. Akers was converted under the evangelism of Elder Jermain and united with the Manchester Christian Church in 1869. For fifty-five years he has lived a consistent Christian life.
He was a kind husband, an indulgent father, a good neighbor, charitable and sympathetic to all with whom he came in contact. No one in real distress was ever turned away from his home empty-handed.
Thomas Akers (1814 - 1889)
Mary Armstrong Akers (1821 - 1876)
Maria Curtis Akers (1842 - 1910)*
Ruth F Akers Spencer (1874 - 1921)*
John Curtis Akers (1877 - 1933)*
Robert Guy Akers (1879 - 1946)*
Josephine May Akers Boston (1885 - 1927)*
New Manchester Cemetery
Created by: Cheryl Behrend
Record added: Aug 03, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7732497