Do you have any information on this branch of the Akers family?
My great-grandfather was Thomas Finley Akers, born March 1860 in Decatur Co., Iowa. I do not know the date of his death.
He married Mary Kathryn Smith Akers, born in 1864 in Black Hawk, Indiana -- again, no date of death.
The children of Thomas and Mary were: 1. Earl Ray Akers, 1888-1974. 2. Harold B. Akers, Sr., 1898-1999. He was born in Defiance, Iowa. He is my grandfather. 3. Clyde James Akers, 1900-1959. 4. Jessie Akers died when he was 9 years old.
Harold mentioned that there were 2 half-sisters, but I do not know about their mother or whether there were half-brothers.
I also do not know any information at this time about Thomas' parents or Mary's parents. I'd be very interested in anything you might know.