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William Marchant Akin, Jr
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Birth: Dec. 31, 1855
Carlisle
Sullivan County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jul. 18, 1906
Evansville
Vanderburgh County
Indiana, USA

Democrat Mayor of Evansville 1897 - 1901

He was born December 31, 1855, at Carlisle, Indiana, and his elementary education was obtained from the district schools. He was ambitious and determined to seek a higher education than the common schools afforded, and in 1873, he entered the old Asbury. College, now DePauw University, and was graduated in 1878.

Prior to his election as Mayor of Evansville, he never held public office, with the exception of two terms as school trustee under the administration of Mayor Hawkins, which place he resigned to accept the nomination of mayor.

He was united in marriage 1886, to Miss Tillie Schlueter, a native of Illinois, but a resident of Evansville since childhood. Their union has been blessed with five children, four of whom survive.

Source:
Biographical Cyclopedia of Vanderburgh County, Indiana
c. 1897
Pages 124-125
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Marchant Akin (1828 - 1913)
  Mary Sophia Davis Akin (1827 - 1898)
 
 Spouse:
  Matilda M. Schlueter Akin (1860 - 1921)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Caroline Akin Clifford (1887 - 1977)*
  Helen Akin Wilde (1888 - 1976)*
  Newland DePauw Akin (1891 - 1960)*
  Louis William Akin (1892 - 1962)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Wesley Akin (1849 - 1851)*
  Ransom Lee Akin (1851 - 1907)*
  Clara Bell Akin (1853 - 1858)*
  William Marchant Akin (1855 - 1906)
  Carrie Akin DePauw (1858 - 1904)*
  Henry Jackson Akin (1861 - 1908)*
  Mary Eloise Akin Erskine (1863 - 1922)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Evansville
Vanderburgh County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Section 39, lot 50
 
Created by: Chris Myers
Record added: Jul 13, 2007
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William Marchant Akin, Jr
Added by: Laura J. Stewart
 
William Marchant Akin, Jr
Added by: Chris Myers
 
William Marchant Akin, Jr
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