I believe that my grandfather and your grandmother are siblings.
My grandfather(Harry Ackles)was the 11th child born to James Hamilton Ackles (b.April 27, 1860 d. May 9, 1934) and Rhonda Emmaline Messer Ackles (b. Aug 24, 1875 d. June 1952)on Feb 13, 1912. Harry died April 4, 1971.
James and Rhonda were married October 31, 1892 in Henry Co Courthouse in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
Charles (b.March 1, 1819 d. Feb 13, 1905) & Mahalia Ennis Ackles (b. Nov 5, 1839) are James' parents. Charles & Mahalia were married Nov 5, 1839 in Belleville, St. Clair Co. IL.
It is my understanding that your grandmother Elsie Ackles Hoover was the 2nd child born to James & Rhonda Ackles.
This is most interesting as I was just at my aunt's home this past week and we were discussing the family lines. My Aunt, Marcena Ackles Lyon and I were just discussing the whereabouts of her cousin, William Clifton Hoover, and are hoping to make contact with him soon.
Marcena has some interesting information regarding the Ackles family, Trenton Iowa (where Harry and family lived and some still reside) and a few copies of newspaper articles regarding Ackles history.
I am new to tracing my family heritage, but am anxious to correspond with family and hope to find/share some old family photos and information. I would love to hear from anyone with information regarding the Ackles family.