Thomas Groom Acker was born March 13, 1848, in Mahaney Co. Ohio.The family moved to Lagrange Co, Indiana when Thomas was Thirteen years old, where he grew to manhood.
At the age of 24, on July 21, 1872, he was married to Miss Sarah Alice Bull.Nine Children were born to this union, five sons and four daughters.
Three years after his Marriage he moved to Morley, Michigan, where they resided for five years.He then moved his family to Warsaw, Indiana, where they lived for two years.They then moved back to to Lagrange Co. onto the old homestead, caring for his mother for six years.
Again going to Michigan, Howard City nd Sand Lake were places of residence for about nine years.The last move of the family brought them again to Clearspringe township, where they lived until his death, which was occured by an accident.The accident happened July 21, 1904 when Thomas Groom Acker was 56 years 4 months and 8 days old.While he was in the act of removing a stone of about a 100 pounds, from a wheelbarrow, near the edge of a cellar on the premises of Leonard Dolittle, one mile north of Eddy.either miscalculation of his footing or the giving away of the embankment caused him to fall to the bottom of the cellar while the rock quickly followed, striking his head and killing him instantly.
Deceased leaves besides his wife and children, his aged mother, three brothers and three sisters.His Mother was not able to attend the burial.Mr. Ackers death occured on the 32nd anniversary of his Marriage.
Funeral services were held at the house, Sunday July 24, conducted by Rev. George C. Ulmer.Services were attended by a large number of friends nad neighbors.Interment in Sloan Cemetery.