parents: John Akin
name: James Marshall Akin
death date: 25 Feb 1917
death place: Oquawka, Henderson, Illinois
estimated birth year: 1845
birth date: 14 Jan 1845
father: John Akin
father's birth place: S. Carolina
occupation: Clerical work
burial date: 27 Feb 1917
cemetery: Oquawka Cem.
digital folder number: 4008006
volume/page/certificate number: cn 15203
J. M. AKIN DEAD:
James M. Akin, who was for many years prominent in educational circles in this section of the state and who has been acting as deputy sheriff of the county, passed away at his home in Oquawka last Sabbath afternoon at 2:30.Mr. Akin was born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, Jan.14, 1845; making him 73 years, 1 month and 11 days old at the time of his death. At the age of 21 he came to Illinois and in 1870 was chosen principal of the Biggsville schools.
He held this position for three years and in 1875 was chosen as head of the Oquawka schools. Two years later he was elected to the office of County Superintendent of Henderson County schools and served in that capacity for two terms. During the latter years of his life he was engaged in various kinds of clerical work and held the office of justice of the peace for a number of terms.
He is survived by his wife and two sons, O.H.Akin of Kirkwood and J.L. Akin of Oquawka. He was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church. Funeral services were held in the Baptist Church in Oquawka with interment in the cemetery of that place.
Stronghurst Graphic, March 1, 1917
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Find A Grave contributor No Reins
Created by: Ron Chapin
Record added: Mar 15, 2012
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