|Birth: ||Sep. 2, 1844|
|Death: ||Feb. 16, 1933|
Father: George Washington Acker
Mother: Sarah Eleanor McCants
Siblings: George W., Mary E, Susan.
Marriage: Sep. 14, 1876 in Jackson, Mississippi
Spouse: Elizabeth Jean Berry
Children: George S., Weta, Walter, Lamar, Earl
1860: Living in Jasper, Mississippi with mother, and two siblings.
1870: Living in Center Beat, Jasper, Mississippi with spouse, one child, mother,
1880: Living in Lampasas, Lampasas, Texas with spouse, three children and mother.
1900: Living in Lampasas, Lampasas, Texas with spouse and three children.
Judge Walter Acker, as he was known over this section, died in the Confererate Home in Austin Thursday, February 16, and the remains were brought to Lampasas for burial. The body arrived here on the Southern Pacific at 12:15 Saturday where it was taken in charge by the Griggs-Gamel Funeral director and taken to Oak Hill cemetery. Short services were conducted there by Father Leonard of Austin and the body interred by the side of that of Mrs. Acker who passed away several years ago. Judge Acker was 89 years of age, and was said to be the last surviving Confederate who ever held a state office in Texas.
Judge Acker was a practicing attorney in Lampasas for many years and was widely known over this section. He was known over the entire state among the legal profession, and served a time in the legislature after moving to Houston from Lampasas. He also served as Judge of a special court under Governor Roberts away back many years ago.
The body of the deceased was accompanied to Lampasas by his three sons; Walter Acker of Houston, Lamar Acker of Calvert, and Dr. Earl Acker of San Angelo. Besides the three sons, deceased is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Carl Knowles of Cleveland, Ohio. Representatives W. V. Dean of San Saba, Emmett Morriss of Houston and Ed Dunlap of Kingsville represented the lawmaking body at Austin at the funeral. Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Patterson of the Confederate home, Hon. Lon Smith and Bryan Bell were also here for the last rites.
Sarah Eleanor Acker (1817 - 1892)
Elizabeth Jean Berry Acker (1854 - 1913)*
George S. Acker (1870 - 1880)*
Walter Peter Acker (1844 - 1933)
George Washington Acker (1846 - 1926)*
Note: PVT - CO F 16 REGT MISS INF - CSA
Oak Hill Cemetery
Maintained by: Sue Lilley
Originally Created by: Amy
Record added: Jan 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33144942