|Birth: ||Mar. 13, 1880|
|Death: ||Feb. 24, 1901|
DOOR COUNTY ADVOCATE MARCH 02, 1901 ACKER- In this city, Sunday, Feb 24, 1901, Mrs Edward Acker
Probably no death has ever occured in this community that has caused more genuine sorrow and sympathy than that of Mrs. Acker, taking as it did from our midst one who was beloved by those who knew her. Then the cause of death was such as to create wide spread sympathy, being the sacrifice of a young life on the alter of motherhood.
About two weeks before her death Mrs Acker was siezed with what is known in medical science as tetany, which gradually grew worse and more difficult to manage. finally the only way to keep the convulsive seizures under control was constant inhalation of chloroform. A consultation with Drs Sibree and Dechene of this city and Halstead of Chicago was then held, and it was agreed that the only remedy left was an operation for the delivery of the child which was not yet time. This was done Friday night, but owing to an ulcer of the stomach being present, bleeding took place to such an extent that she died from exhaustion due to loss of blood, the end coming 8:30p.m. Sunday.
Mrs. Acker was conscious up to the last, and made disposition of her belongings as she saw fit, besides making known her wishes in respect to the funeral and bidding her friends and relatives an affectionate farewell before the final summons came. One of her requests, was that the infant be placed in her arms and buried with her, which was done.
The deceased is the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Machia, and was born in this city March 13, 1880.On May 22 last she became the wife of Edward Acker.
The funeral was held from St Joseph Church Tuesday morning and was one of the largest ever seen in this city, the large edifice being filled to overflowing with friends who gathered to pay their last respect. The casket was borne to the church from the house by the pall bearers, followed by a long procession headed by the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association, of which the deceased's father is a member and the Alter Society and Sacred Hearts Society of St Joseph church and members of the Young Ladies Solidarity to which she previously belonged, the cortege on foot being fully two blocks in length. After high mass had been said over the remains they were interred in the Catholic cemetery, being followed to their last resting place by a large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives. the floral display was profusive and beautiful.
The pall beareres were James Oakley, Patsey Culnan, Ed Weber, F Erve Long, Wm Long and George Shimmel.
Among those from abroad who attended the funeral were Mrs Nelson of Madison, Mr and Mrs. William Machia, Mr. and Mrs. H Acker, Mr and Mrs John Acker, John will and George Acker, Mr. and Mrs Wispalek, Mr and Mrs Robert Gloff, Mr and Mrs R Barrier, Mr and Mrs. PMc Gowen, Mrs. Reinhardt, Mrs Boedecker, Mrs Greise, Mrs. Shelbauer, Miss Minnie Perry, Miss Bozilla Kwapil and Matthew Kwapil, all of Algoma.
The husband and parents of the deceased desire to express their thanks and appreciation for the many acts of kindness performed and deep sympathy manifested by their friends and neighbors during the illness and after the death of their beloved wife and daughter.
David Thomas Machia (1847 - 1925)
Nancy Ann Ryan Machia (1850 - 1937)
Edward Acker (1878 - ____)
Saint Joseph Cemetery
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Record added: Sep 19, 2011
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