|Birth: ||Jul. 6, 1830|
|Death: ||Oct. 17, 1907|
Daughter of A.F. and Susan Burton Verdery
Obituary copied from Cartersville News on Bartow Co. GenWeb site:
Mrs. Mary F. Akin, died Thursday afternoon at 7:30 o'clock. Mrs. Akin had been sick for several weeks and had rallied somewhat. As she seemed stronger than she had been it was thought best to inform her of the critical condition of her son, which was done as mildly and gently as possible. As the truth was imparted to her she broke down, the effect throwing her into a fainting spell from which she never recovered.
Mrs. Akin was the widow of the late Col. Warren Akin, who was during his life one of Georgia's most distinguished citizens. He was a lawyer of ability and was also a local Methodist minister. He was a member of the confederate congress during and was the author of the measure changing the name of Cass county to Bartow and the town of Cassville to that of Manassas. Col. Akin was a candidate for governor on the whig ticket, opposing Joseph E. Brown, democrat, in 1859.
Mrs. Akin was originally Miss Mary Verdery, of Augusta. She was 77 years of age, being born in the year 1830. Surviving her are the following children: T. Warren Akin, who holds a position of in the law division of the interior department at Washington, D. C.; Mrs. Verdery A. Erwin of North Yakima, Washington; Miss Sallie Mae Akin, Mr. William E. Akin and Mr. Paul F. Akin, of Cartersville.
Mrs. Akin was a woman of superior intellectual attainments, was an engaging conversationalist and a most lovely character. She readily made friends of all who knew her. The soft influence of her pure, Christian life will linger as an inspiration to her acquaintances long after her passing away.
The funeral occurred from the Presbyterian church Sunday morning, Dr. R. B. Bigham officiating. Dr. Bigham pronounced a fine eulogy to Mrs. Akin, commending her beautiful life as an example for all. There was a large assemblage of people at the church, the edifice being filled to its capacities.
The remains were carried to Cassville for interment
Warren Akin (1811 - 1877)
Thomas Warren Akin (1851 - 1931)*
John Wesley Akin (1859 - 1907)*
William Edward Akin (1869 - 1939)*
Paul Francis Akin (1877 - 1959)*
Created by: Wes Phinney
Record added: Aug 16, 2004
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