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Wilbur AIKEN (Akins)

Source: Waveland Independent, Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana, Jan 12, 1912

Wilbur AIKEN died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Isaac COX, at half past eleven on Wednesday morning of acute peritonitis. He has been ailing for about a week, but did not take to his bed until Monday evening. Rev. J. C. Brengle will conduct funeral services at the home on Saturday morning, followed by the I. O. O. F. funeral service. The body will be taken to Sand Creek Cemetery for burial. He was the son of William and Mary Aiken, and was twenty-six year old. He was a member of the United Brethren Church at Sand Creek, and belonged to the I.O.O.F. and M.W. of A. He has lived here for several years, and has always borne a good character. Wilber Akins was born at Rockville May 2, 1885. He united with the UB Church at 19. He remained a member of this congregation to the time of his death. For some time he has shown special delight in that old hymn "Near My God to Thee," and has been doing special reading and study in the New Testament. This is the second time death has visited this family of 10, his father having d. 9 years ago next Jan. He leaves a mother, stepfather, two brothers, five sisters and other relatives with many friends to mourn their loss. After a brief illness death came unexpectedly on the morning of Dec. 27 and he passed peacefully into the beyond, at the age of 25 years, 3 months and 5 days. The deceased was a member of the Waveland Lodge of Odd Fellows, having been initiated Jan 6, 1908. He was a faithful attendant when able, and always exemplified the principles of the order in his conduct. He was also a member of the Local Woodmen Camp in which he carried a policy for $1,000. Funeral services at the home on Sat. morning were conducted by Rev JC Brengle, followed by the IOOF [Independent Order of Odd Fellows] burial service. The body was taken to Sand Creek for burial. Pallbearers from the IOOFand MW of A accompanied the body. Those present from a distance were: William, Frank, John and Harry Newkirk of Clinton; Edward Akens of Lowrie City, Mo; Mrs. Alice McDaniel, Mrs. Nannie Pittman and Mrs. Amanda Akers of Rockville. - kbz
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