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Hester Ann Smith Akes
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Birth: Mar. 27, 1854
Gentry County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jul. 26, 1918
Decatur County
Iowa, USA

obituary in the Decatur County Journal on Aug. 1, 1918. It is
found at the Iowa Dept of History and Archives. 12th St. and Grand Ave. Des
Moines, Iowa 50309. It says, Hester Ann Smith was born on March 27th, 1854,
and died at her home southwest of Leon, July 26th, 1918, being at the time of
her death 64 years and four months of age.
When 14 years of age she accepted Christ and united with the Ringgold City
Baptist church and transferred her membership to the Palestine Baptist church
32 years ago and was always faithful to her church and the great ruler of the
universe. She was united in marriage to Henry Akes 44 years ago. To this
union twelve children were born, three of who have preceded her. Her husband
died four years ago last March. Since that time she has been awaiting her
All the children living except Lew who resides in South Dakota, and John who
is in France in the service of his country, were present at the funeral
services and were the pallbearers with one nephew,
Services were held at Palestine church Sunday, July 28th, 1918, at 3 o'clock
conducted by Rev. Chas. W. Reeder. Many of the neighbors and friends were
unable to get into the house. She was a good mother and respected by all as
the many beautiful floral offerings testied. 
Family links: 
  George Washington Smith (1826 - 1897)
  Martha Plummer Smith (1830 - 1892)
  Henry Granville Akes (1852 - 1914)
  Amanda Jane Akes Detrick (1876 - 1964)*
  Georges Washington Akes (1878 - 1921)*
  William Henry Akes (1882 - 1962)*
  Stephen Ralph Akes (1885 - 1946)*
  Clarence Lewis Akes (1888 - 1978)*
  Charles M Akes (1890 - 1960)*
  Homer Leroy Akes (1890 - 1910)*
  John Lester Akes (1893 - 1973)*
  Bryan Walter Akes (1897 - 1974)*
  Rachel Ellen Smith Burnison (1849 - 1919)*
  Hester Ann Smith Akes (1854 - 1918)
  Amanda Jane Smith Kirkpatrick (1856 - 1888)*
  Harrison Smith (1859 - 1941)*
  Charles A. Smith (1862 - 1932)*
  Jeremiah Fredrick Smith (1866 - 1939)*
  Delilah Smith Sprague (1871 - 1945)*
  John Alexander Smith (1877 - 1877)*
*Calculated relationship
Palestine Cemetery
Decatur County
Iowa, USA
Plot: 8-2
Maintained by: Roberta
Originally Created by: Diane and Don From Iowa
Record added: Nov 10, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31275318
Hester Ann <i>Smith</i> Akes
Added by: Diane and Don From Iowa
Hester Ann <i>Smith</i> Akes
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 Added: Dec. 12, 2008

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