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Rutha America "Ruth" Akins Bowers
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Birth: Feb. 13, 1864
Death: Jan. 29, 1910

Rutha America AKINS-BOWERS was dtr/o John W. AKINS [a/k/a AKENS] and Nancy J. DANIEL of Union and Hall Cos., GA. Her parents avoided the Civil War by travelling in a covered wagon from GA to TN to IL and back down to Winston Co., AL visiting DANIEL kin. Ruth was born in TN. Her parents returned to Union Co. in 1878 when her grandfather, Josiah Lafayette DANIEL, Sr. died. The next year in 1879, she married EB BOWERS in Union Co., GA while her parents settled in Hall Co., GA. Ruth and E.B. had 10 children together and lived on a large farm in Ivy Log. She died suddenly from complications of gall bladder surgery in 1910. EB in 1916 purchased The Old Central Hotel in downtown Blue Ridge, GA. My Mama, their granddtr, lived with him, attended Fannin Elementary until his death a decade later.

Only their son, Luther Edgar BOWERS, stayed in the area and farmed in Morganton. Most of the rest of their children headed to OH, IL and MI to work the factories during The Great Depression having sold their interests in the Hotel to their step-mother, Louise Frances "Miss Lou" NICHOLS-CRAWFORD-BOWERS. The hotel catered to the railroad men but ran a beautiful dining room with linen tablecloths and cut crystal dishes for local residents. Many of the railroad men were transferred in the 1930's to Jacksonville, FL where CSX is headquartered. Miss Lou sold the hotel and retired in Bakersfield, California with her CRAWFORD children and grandchildren. 
 
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 Parents:
  J W Akens (1832 - ____)
  Nancy Jane Daniel Akins (1835 - 1905)
 
 Spouse:
  Elias Berry Bowers (1857 - 1924)*
 
 Children:
  Luther E Bowers (1881 - 1946)*
  John Caleb Bowers (1882 - 1952)*
  Homer Asbury Bowers (1885 - 1960)*
  Ada Langston (1887 - 1933)*
  Mary Louise Bowers Roberts (1889 - 1989)*
  William C. Bowers (1891 - 1961)*
  Medley Leona Bowers Crawford (1896 - 1952)*
 
 Siblings:
  Joseph E. Brown Akens (1858 - 1910)*
  Rutha America Akins Bowers (1864 - 1910)
  Martha Winifred Akins Spry (1877 - 1960)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Harmony Baptist Cemetery
Blue Ridge
Fannin County
Georgia, USA
 
Maintained by: C.A.T.
Originally Created by: dgresh
Record added: Feb 02, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65082594
Rutha America Ruth <i>Akins</i> Bowers
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Rutha America Ruth <i>Akins</i> Bowers
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- JARROTT P. COX
 Added: Nov. 22, 2014
 
 
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