|Birth: ||Dec. 28, 1862|
|Death: ||Feb. 26, 1936|
Decatur Review - February 27, 1936
Frank Aikin, 74 Dies Suddenly
Was Well-Known Fruit Grower, Life Resident of County.
Frank Aikin, 74, prominent fruit grower and a nature lore expert, died suddenly of a heart attack while he slept in his home on rural route 1 north of Decatur Wednesday night. He was a lifelong resident of Macon county.
He had frequently been treated for heart disease, although recently Mr. Aikin was in apparent good health. He had spent the after-noon chopping wood and doing chores around his home. The heart attack apparently came between 4 and 6:45 p.m. while he was taking a nap. He as dead when members of his family attempted to arouse him at 6:45 p.m.
He was considered an authority of birds and flowers and wrote numberous articles on these subjects for the Decatur newspapers. Many years ago he was employed for a short time as a cabinet maker in the old Decatur Furniture Co.
He was married in Decatur to Miss Laura Crockett who survives him. He also leaves six children, Robert of Hutchison, Kan.; Fred of Jackson, Miss.; Donald of Decatur; H. Ben of Pasadena, Calif.; Mrs. R.M. Stephenson of Peoria and Mrs. StuartMercer of Springfield. He leaves a sister, Mrs. Woodsen Gerald, San Francisco, CAlif., a brother, Arthur Aikin of Santa Ana, Calif., and 12 grandchildren. He was a member of the First Methodist church in Decatur.
THe body was taken to the Moran and Sons funeral home where funeral arrangements were incomplete last night, pending word from the children
**Feb. 28, 1936 Decatur Herald states the burial was in Fairlawn**
Arah M Aikin (1838 - 1923)
Laura E Aikin (1859 - 1918)*
Frank Aikin (1862 - 1936)
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