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William Markham Akin, Sr
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Birth: Aug. 3, 1896, USA
Death: Aug. 17, 1980
Alton
Madison County
Illinois, USA

PARENTS: Thomas Russell Akin / Margaret Markham

GRANDPARENTS: Thomas Akin III / Annie Thornton Macomber

GREAT GRANDPARENTS: Seth Kelley Akin / Roby Taber

WIFE: Rosalind Bigelow

CHILDREN: William Markham Jr. / Paul B. Akin / Thomas Akin

After attending Harvard College and serving in the Navy during World War I, Mr. Akin started work at Laciede Steel Co. in 1919. He was elected a director in 1936 became president-treasurer in 1945 and chairman of the board in 1966. In December 1967, he retired from active management of the company but continued as a director and honorary chairman of the board until his death. Mr. Akin was on the board of trustees of Washington University for 18 years and was past chairman of the board. In 1953 he received an honorary doctor of engineering degree from the University of Missouri at Rolls for service to the steel industry and to the university. He also was a director of St. Louis Union Trust Co., the St. Louis Regional Industrial Development Council, Illinois Terminal Railroad and the Alton Illinois Manufacturers Association. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Russell Akin (1867 - 1945)
  Margaret Markham Akin (1869 - 1919)
 
 Sibling:
  William Markham Akin (1896 - 1980)
  Anna Elizabeth Akin (1897 - 1903)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bellefontaine Cemetery
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Terry Akin
Record added: Dec 25, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23551944
William Markham Akin, Sr
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
William Markham Akin, Sr
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
William Markham Akin, Sr
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
 
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- Browneyes
 Added: Jun. 17, 2008

- TKA
 Added: Dec. 27, 2007

- Terry Akin
 Added: Dec. 25, 2007
 
 
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