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 Walter Peter Acker

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Walter Peter Acker

  • Birth 2 Sep 1844 Mississippi, USA
  • Death 16 Feb 1933 Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Lampasas, Lampasas County, Texas, USA
  • Plot OLD-1-29-3
  • Memorial ID 33144942

Father: George Washington Acker
Mother: Sarah Eleanor McCants
Siblings: Mary A., *, George Washington.
Spouse: Flora A.
Children: George Simone.
Spouse: Elizabeth Jean Berry
Marriage September 14, 1874 in Jackson, Mississippi.
Children: Walter, Lamar, Earl.
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1860: Living in Jasper, Mississippi with widowed mother, and siblings.
1870: Living in Center Beat, Jasper, Mississippi with spouse, Flora, one child, mother and sister.
1880: Living in Lampasas, Lampasas, Texas with spouse, Bettie G., three children and mother.
1900: Living in Lampasas, Lampasas, Texas with spouse, Elizabeth, and three children.
1910: Living in Houston Ward 4, Harris, Texas with spouse and one child.
1920: Living in Houston Ward 4, Harris, Texas with lodgers.
1930: Living in Houston, Harris, Texas as a lodger.
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Lampasas

Judge Walter Acker, as he was known over this section, died in the Confederate 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 Briggs-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 Morris 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.
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  • Maintained by: Sue Lilley
  • Originally Created by: Amy
  • Added: 22 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33144942
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Walter Peter Acker (2 Sep 1844–16 Feb 1933), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33144942, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Lampasas, Lampasas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Sue Lilley (contributor 47263401) .