I am tracking John Arden AKERS (1920-1998)(married Margaret Ruth SWARM), the grandson of Charles W. AKERS (1868-c1942)(son of Eli D. AKERS and Elizabeth E. BOONE).
Charles W. AKERS, Sr. had three children with Belle R. GIBSON (1871-c1947): Lucille Marie (m. Ralph EARLYWINE), Charles W. Jr., and Arden Wendell (m. Alice POWELL).
There is a lot of online data on Arden and Lucille. But, scarcely anything on Charles W. Jr., born c1897. He is in 1900 census, and in 1914 Des Moines business directory.Cannot find him in WWI draft registration, etc. His son, John, (presumeably) lived with grandparents (Charles W. AKERS, son of Eli D.)