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Benjamin F Ackerman
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Birth: 1829
Death: Mar. 19, 1901

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Mr. B.F. Ackerman died suddenly Tuesday morning of heart failure, superinduced by chills. He had eaten a hearty breakfast and apparently was all right. A little later he complained of having a chill and was assisted to his room. Shortly after a friend entered his room to see how he was getting along and found him sitting in a chair dying. The friend immediately went for a physician and summoned Dr. Monroe, but Mr. Ackerman was passed all human aid when they arrived. The body was removed to the residence of his step-son, T.G. Sampson, from where on Wednesday morning the funeral procession formed and followed the hearse to the Goodhue Wilson grave yard, where the mortal body of Mr. Ackerman was returned to earth. "For dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return." The deceased was 72 years of age and was an old citizen of Cameron, and was at one time worth considerable money. He was liberal hearted and well liked by all his friends. Three children survive him, B.F. Ackerman, who is married and lives in Palestine, Will Ackerman, who lives in Cameron, and Mrs. G.B. Tracy, who lives with her husband about five miles in the country. Our sympathy goes out to all in their affliction. Cameron Herald, March 21, 1901
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1936 Rockdale Lair. In the beginning of 1873, some sturdy pioneers with surveying outfits left Cameron in a southwestern direction to survey large tracts of land lying near Rock Prairie, about eighteen miles away. Later it developed that B.F. Ackerman and two other men had sold to the International & Great Northern company four hundred acres of land on which to lay off a town. . . . The then nameless town [i.e., Rockdale] was as yet only a small opening among the post oaks a frontier town with stumps in the few streets which had been laid out. While it remained the terminus of the railroad, everything about the place was in that unsettled condition characteristic of new western towns. . . . [story continues HERE]
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Shooting Rockdale, Apr. 25 B. F. Ackerman, living 10-miles north of here, while at the house of one of his tenants, was fired upon by four men armed with Winchester rifles and severely wounded in the face, breast and leg. The parties who did the shooting are known and every effort will be made to secure their arrest. Mr. Ackerman is here receiving medical attention and his wounds, though painful, are not thought to be dangerous. Galveston Daily News, 26 April 26, 1881
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 Parents:
  Eliphat Ackerman (1786 - 1867)
  Harriet Verplank Ackerman (1790 - 1869)
 
 Spouse:
  Nancy L Wilson Ackerman (1835 - 1879)
 
 Children:
  Benjamin F Ackerman (1861 - 1939)*
  Minnie Lee Ackerman Tracy (1868 - 1932)*
  William V Ackerman (1878 - 1935)*
 
 Sibling:
  Verplank Ackerman (____ - 1865)*
  Benjamin F Ackerman (1829 - 1901)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Wilson Cemetery
Milam County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: BeNotForgot
Record added: Jul 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94043597
 


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