|Birth: ||Mar. 20, 1839|
|Death: ||Oct. 1, 1925|
The youngest son of Thomas Akers and Margaret Allen Akers, G.W. attended the Bainbridge Academy, Bainbridge IN, and was a medical assistant to Dr. J.B. Cross in Putnam county IN. About 1862, his wife and eldest son came to Kansas where they lived until about 1875, at which time they moved to Gilbert (Alvin) Illinois so that G.W. could obtain additional training in the medical field.
Between 1875 and 1878, he attended medical school in Indianapolis IN, graduating with a degree and an invitation to stay and teach at the college in the subject of the diseases of children. He was a licensed physician who specialized in childhood diseases and what we now call pediatrics. His medical education was obtained from the Indianapolis College of Physicians & Surgeons, and he graduated from the Medical College of Indiana about 1878.
A Bible study class he attended at the Presbyterian Church between classes, taught by Benjamin Harrison, led him to apply to be a circuit minister with the Methodist church, but no openings were available in the Indiana or Illinois areas. So he returned to Kansas about 1879, where he was assigned to the Little River-Stone Corral-Windom Methodist circuit. In 1880-81 he was transferred to the church at Burrton, and in 1883 he was transferred again to the church at Sedgwick.
By 1885, at the age of 46, his health broke. About this time he was asked to take the Methodist charge at Douglass, Kansas, but instead he took retirement at Stafford, KS. While in Stafford, he served as Postmaster from 1895 to 1900, as editor and co-owner of the Stafford Republican newspaper, and as co-owner of Akers and Son mercantile. Sometime after 1900, he helped nurse the city of Stafford through a typhoid epidemic.
There were 6 children, Larkin Neanian (L. Nean); an infant son; Arthur Bevier (Art); Thomas Marion who died in infancy; Lillian Demaris Akers Griffith, and Earl Brown Akers. Earl is buried in the vicinity of Long Beach or Huntington Beach California.
Thomas Akers (1797 - 1883)
Margaret Allen Akers (1795 - 1877)
Margaret Matilda Steele Akers (1843 - 1923)*
Larkin Neanian Akers (1862 - 1932)*
Infant Akers (1864 - 1864)*
Arthur Bevier Akers (1866 - 1955)*
Thomas Marion Akers (1870 - 1871)*
Lillian Demaris Akers Griffith (1873 - 1927)*
Earl Brown Akers (1876 - 1935)*
America Anna Akers Arthur (1818 - 1885)*
Hilton Akers (1819 - 1889)*
Francis Ransom Akers (1824 - 1897)*
Indiana Leanna Akers Pinkerton (1826 - 1904)*
Thomas Akers (1827 - 1909)*
Mildred Akers Stephenson (1829 - 1900)*
Leanah Delphia Akers Johnson (1834 - 1916)*
George Washington Akers (1839 - 1925)
Plot: Block F, Lot 10
Maintained by: CJ Laird Glass & JR Glas...
Originally Created by: Richard Wesley
Record added: Mar 26, 2012
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