Rev. M. W. Akers married Harriet "Hattie" E. Detwiler in Van Buren county, Iowa, 1 Oct 1876.They moved to Chicago and were blessed with three children: two boys, M. Frank and Dwight L. and a girl, Lou M.. Dwight L. Akers became an Assistant Secretary in either the city or state government and Lou M. returned to Van Buren county, Iowa where she married Rev. Jesse Dancy.
I have a family picture of the three children taken circa 1890 at M. E. Ward, 6831 Wentworth Ave, Chicago which I will give to the first person who can prove descendancy from Rev. & Mrs. M. W. Akers.Will also share family information.