|Birth: ||unknown, England|
|Death: ||Nov. 12, 1898|
Civil War veteran: 1st NJ, Co. B, Sergeant:
Elected to Post 6, Grand Army of the Republic, born in England, occupation: mill hand, enlisted 1861 as Corporal in Co B, 1st NJ Cavalry, discharged 16 September 1864 as Corporal, at Trenton, NJ.
Obituary: Saturday, November 19, 1898, "The Germantown Guide":
WILLIAM A. AKROYD DEAD.
Services over the remains of William A. Akroyd, who died on Thursday of last week, were held on Monday afternoon at his late residence, 4531 Greene Street, interment being made privately at Ivy Hill Cemetery. Delegations from Mount Airy Lodge, No. 235, I.O.O.F. ; Germantown Lodge, No. 38, K. of P., and Post No. 6, G. A. R. all of which deceased was a member, attended the funeral. Mr. Akroyd had been a sufferer from phthisis for about three years. He was born in Yorkshire, England, sixty-four years ago, and came to Philadelphia when very young. He engaged for many years in carpet manufacturing. He served during the entire Civil War, being a member of Company D, First New Jersey Cavalry. His wife and seven children survive.
George Akroyd (1868 - 1925)*
Ivy Hill Cemetery
GPS (lat/lon): 40.07514, -75.18137
Created by: Eugene Glenn Stackhouse
Record added: Sep 08, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21441149
Added: Jun. 29, 2008