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Martin Akeyson
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Birth: May 17, 1920
California, USA
Death: Jun. 30, 1992
San Luis Obispo County
California, USA

Marty Akeyson was married to my 2nd Cousin, Jeanne frances Bird.

Press-Telegram (Long Beach, CA) - July 12, 1992
Martin Akeyson , a 1937 graduate of Poly High and star of the football team, died of cancer on June 30 at Twin Cities Hospital in Templeton. He was 72.

Akeyson , a starting left tackle at Poly, helped the team win the 1936 CIF Southern Section title with a 21-0 victory over Glendale at the Rose Bowl.

In 1935, Poly, coached by Orian Landreth, won the Coast League title by beating San Diego High, 7-6.

Akeyson went on to play football at USC under legendary Coach Howard Jones. During the years Akeyson played at USC, the Trojans were ranked seventh in the nation by the Associated Press in 1937 and third in the nation in 1938.

Akeyson graduated from USC and began his career with Bechtel Engineering Corp. Shortly after, he moved to the San Francisco Bay area. He was a resident of Hillsborough and a member of the Burlingame Country Club.

In 1980-83, Akeyson was Bechtel Petroleum's senior representative to Saudi Arabia and the Middle East. He retired in 1983 as vice president of Bechtel Petroleum.

He is survived by his wife, Joan; and family.

Family requests donations be sent to the American Cancer Society, 1124-B Nipomo St., San Luis Obispo, Ca., 93401. 
Family links: 
  Joan Pauline O'Brien Akeyson (1918 - 2005)
  Jeanne Frances Bird Akeyson (1928 - 1975)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Marty Akeyson was married to my second cousin, Jeanne Bird Akeyson.
Created by: SaMo History
Record added: Jun 21, 2011
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