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Akins - Wilber

Wilber Akins

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

Wilber Akins was born at Rockville May 2, 1885. He united with the United Brethren Church at age 19. He remained a member of this congregation to the time of his death. For some time he has showed 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 died 9 years ago next January. 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 age 25 years 3 months 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 Saturday 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 IOOF and Modern Woodmen of America 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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