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Rev George Washington "G W" Akers
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Birth: Mar. 20, 1839
Putnam County
Indiana, USA
Death: Oct. 1, 1925
Stafford
Stafford County
Kansas, USA

G.W. was a licensed physician specializing in childhood diseases and what we now call pediatrics. He obtained his medical degree from the Indianapolis College of Physicians & Surgeons about 1878.
A Bible study class he attended at the Presbyterian Church between classes, taught by Benjamin Harrison, led him to apply to be a circuit minister with the Methodist church, but no openings were available in the Indiana or Illinois areas. So he returned to Kansas in 1878-9, where he was assigned to the Little River-Stone Corral-Windom circuit. In 1880-81 he was transferred to the church at Burrton, and in 1883 he was transferred again to the church at Sedgwick.
By 1885, at the age of 46, his health broke. About this time he was asked to take the Methodist charge at Douglas, Kansas, but instead he took retirement at Stafford, KS. While in Stafford, he served as Postmaster from 1895 to 1900, as editor and co-owner of the Stafford Republican newspaper, and as co-owner of Akers and Son mercantile. Sometime after 1900, he helped nurse the city of Stafford through a typhoid epidemic.
There were 5 children, Larkin Neanian (L. Nean); an infant son; Arthur Bevier; Thomas Marion who died in infancy; and Earl Brown Akers. Earl is buried in the vicinity of Long Beach or Huntington Beach California. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Akers (1797 - 1883)
  Margaret Akers (1795 - 1877)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Matilda Steele Akers (1843 - 1923)*
 
 Children:
  Larkin Neanian Akers (1862 - 1932)*
  (infant) Akers (1864 - 1864)*
  Arthur Bevier Akers (1866 - 1955)*
  Thomas Marion Akers (1870 - 1871)*
  Earl Brown Akers (1876 - 1935)*
 
 Sibling:
  Leanah Delphia Akers Johnson (1834 - 1916)*
  George Washington Akers (1839 - 1925)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Stafford Cemetery
Stafford
Stafford County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Block F, Lot 10
 
Maintained by: C. J. Glass
Originally Created by: Richard Wesley
Record added: Mar 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87417312
Rev George Washington G W Akers
Added by: Ray Davidson
 
Rev George Washington G W Akers
Added by: Ray Davidson
 
 
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in memory of my great-great-grandfather, G. W. Akers
- C. J. Glass
 Added: Dec. 23, 2014
Death cannot make my soul afraid if God be with me there.
- JARROTT P. COX
 Added: Dec. 8, 2014

- JARROTT P. COX
 Added: Nov. 17, 2014
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