|Death: ||Oct. 27, 1932|
Obitiary for James Akey:
Clinton MO - Despondency over financial matters led James E. Akey, former resident of Clinton, to take his own life October 27 in Pendleton, Oregon, where he had lived for the past 20 years. He was found in the bathroom of his home with his throat slashed with a razor. Accounts in the Evening East Oregonian, of Pendleton, stated that financial losses and concern over the misfortune of others is believed to be responsible for a mental state that caused Mr. Akey to end his life. He was still in comfortable circumstances though, regardless of his losses. Deceased was prominent in business and civic affairs. He served for three years as president of the Pendleton Chamber of commerce and was a member of the Rotary Club.
Besides his wife he leaves four children: Mrs. Glen Howard, New York; Ellsworth Akey, attending Stanford University; Russell Akey, Pendleton and Miss Marguerite Akey, an employee of the county library at Pendleton.
Mr. Akey was employed in the J. S. Agnew Red Front store in Clinton about 25 years ago. Later he worked in the Lindley and Shackleford store on the west side of the square, and before leaving Clinton was employed in the Degen Department store. In 1917, Mr. Akey joined the J. C. Penney forces and was at first with the Penney store at Kemmerer, Wyoming. He was later made manager of the J.C. Penney store at Preston, Idaho where he served until he went to Pendleton in 1919. Russell Akey, a son, succeeded his father as manager of the Pendleton J. C. Penney store.
Funeral services were held in Pendleton and the body laid to rest in that place. Last Wednesday evening memorial services were held in the Clinton Presbyterian church in honor of the former Clintonian, who was an elder and Sunday School superintendent of that church at the time of his residence in Clinton.
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Record added: Sep 30, 2007
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Rest in Peace.|
Added: May. 2, 2008