Nathan Acklin of Rockwell City was my father’s (Floyd Whitted) favorite uncle, and his son, Ralph Acklin, was my father’s closest childhood friend as well as cousin. I believe they both lived in Grandfather William Acklin’s residence inRockwell City during high school.I presume that you are the name sake or your father’s mother whom I knew. I have vague recollections of your father as being perhaps 6 or 7 years younger than myself (currently 73) and your great grandmother Dorthy in Ames, Iowa. Have vivid memories of visits to Nate and Graces in Ankeny when Nate would open up the school gym so I could shoot baskets while my folks visited.
Appreciate the impetus for this trip down memory lane.