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Richard Kirkbride Akin
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Birth: Dec. 16, 1897
Muskegon
Muskegon County
Michigan, USA
Death: Apr. 4, 1986
Grove City
Mercer County
Pennsylvania, USA

Son of Thomas C. & Isabella Agness (Berney) Akin.

Siblings: Cyril Thomas Akin, John Berney Akin, and George A. Akin.


Published: The News-Leader, Springfield, MO, Sunday, April 6, 1986, Obituary.

Richard Akin
Richard Kirkbride Akin, 88, formerly of 1473 E. Berkeley, Springfield, died at 8:12 p.m. Friday in Grove City, Pa., after a short illness. Mr. Akin was born in Muskegon, Mich., on Dec. 16, 1897 to Thomas and Isabele (Berney) Akin. He was married to Margaret McElhern, who preceded him in death in 1981. A longtime resident of Springfield, he was a metallurgical engineer at the Combustion Engineering Corporation before his retirement in 1962. He was an original member in the Boy Scouts of America and was an Eagle Scout. He was a director and a player in the American Contract Bridge League. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1924. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a charter member of American Legion Post No. 676 in Springfield. He is survived by two children, the Rev. Dr. M. Barbara Akin, Grove City, Pa., and Robert James Akin, Hedgesville, W. Va. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the John C. Door Funeral Home in Grover City with the Rev. Jean Christofferson officiating. Interment will be in a Springfield cemetery.

1900 Muskegon, Muskegon Co., MI, Precint 11.
Akin, Thomas C. 33 Canada
Isabel B. 31 PA
Cyril T. 6 MI
Richard * 3 MI
John B. 1 MI

1910 Muskegon, Muskegon Co., MI, Ward 5.
Akin, Thomas C. 42 Canada
Isabelle 40 PA
Cyril T. 16 MI
Richard * 13 MI
John B. 11 MI
George A. 4 MI

Married; Sept. 8, 1923, Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI. wife's surname has been listed has McElhern, and McElheran in different obituaries. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas C Akin (1867 - 1951)
  Agnes Isabel Berney Akin (1869 - 1952)
 
 Spouse:
  Margarete M Duffy Akin (1898 - 1981)
 
 Children:
  Mary Barbara Akin (1932 - 2009)*
 
 Sibling:
  Richard Kirkbride Akin (1897 - 1986)
  George Akin (1906 - 1934)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
RICHARD K AKIN
S2 US NAVY
WORLD WAR I
DEC 16 1897 - APR 4 1986
 
Note: Link to parents provided by: Mike Crosby (#47634387)
 
Burial:
White Chapel Memorial Gardens
Springfield
Greene County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: mokennehan
Record added: Sep 12, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76378724
Richard Kirkbride Akin
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Richard Kirkbride Akin
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 Added: Dec. 8, 2014
 
 
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