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Charles Theodore Akin
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Birth: Oct. 27, 1848
Carlisle
Sullivan County
Indiana, USA
Death: Dec. 15, 1915
Carlisle
Sullivan County
Indiana, USA

Charles T. Akin, the subject of this sketch, was born October 27, 1848. He received a common school education in the schools of his county. From his earliest years he was engaged in merchandising, and in 1874, with his father and brother Edgar, became one of three equal partners. In this condition the firm remained until his father's death, whose share then passed to a younger brother, in which manner it is now under the style of R. W. Akin's Sons. They now own two general stores at Carlisle, one farm of 312 acres, the Carlisle Flouring Mill, and are extensive dealers in grain and live stock. They are now doing by far the leading business of Carlisle. Mr. Akin is a member of the Blue Lodge in Masonry and has held several important offices in that order, among them that of Worshipful Master, and has represented his lodge in Grand Lodge. He is a Democrat in politics, and in 1880, as the candidate for his party, was elected to the State Legislature a member of the House of Representatives. He took strong grounds in favor of temperance, and in 1882 was elected by a largely increased majority, exceeding any other candidate on his ticket, either State or county. As a member of the Legislature he has made a very favorable and creditable record, receiving the general approbation of his constituents.

"HISTORY OF GREENE AND SULLIVAN COUNTIES, STATE OF INDIANA, FROM THE EARLIEST TIME TO THE PRESENT; TOGETHER WITH INTERESTING BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, REMINISCENCES, NOTES, ETC." CHICAGO: GOODSPEED BROS. & CO., PUB. 1884. SULLIVAN CO., IN. HAMILTON TWP. P. 745
 
 
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 Parents:
  Ransom Wallace Akin (1806 - 1880)
  Sarah Rawlings Sedgwick Akin (1817 - 1903)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Sophia Benedict Akin (1860 - 1934)
 
 Children:
  Beulah Akin Mathieu (1891 - 1975)*
  Helen S. Akin Haskett (1893 - 1954)*
  Charles Theodore Akin (1895 - 1937)*
  Sedgwick Rawlings Akin (1899 - 1934)*
 
 Siblings:
  Evaline Akin Jenkins (1826 - 1909)**
  William Marchant Akin (1828 - 1913)**
  Mary Ann Akin Catherwood (1830 - 1851)**
  John Sedgwick Akin (1836 - 1934)*
  Margarette Elizabeth Akin Burton (1839 - 1879)*
  Sarah Wallace Akin Cloud (1841 - 1924)*
  Eloise Jane Akin Price (1845 - 1921)*
  Ransom Wallace Akin (1846 - 1879)*
  Charles Theodore Akin (1848 - 1915)
  Edgar Wilder Akin (1853 - 1919)*
  Josiah T. Akin (1860 - 1950)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Carlisle Odd Fellows Cemetery
Carlisle
Sullivan County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Laura J. Stewart
Record added: Oct 31, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79648292
Charles Theodore Akin
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Charles Theodore Akin
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