Sunday, November 28, 2010

Obituary of Ella Graham Akins (abt. 1869 - 1948)

Another entry from my grandmothers collection of newspaper clippings and obituaries.

This is Ella GRAHAM AKINS. She was the wife of my great-grandmother's half-brother, George T. AKINS.

I'm very lucky to have a picture of the three of them:

Ella is on the right, my great-grandmother Cornelia Elizabeth AKINS MIX SIMPSON is in the middle, and on the left is her half-brother, Ella's husband, George T. AKINS.

From what I can tell, George and Ella never had any children. Ella was born in Pennsylvania and George in New York, but they spent many years out in Nebraska, along with George's brother, Absalom AKINS (whose obituary is here). But they eventually moved back to Bradford County, PA, which is right across the border from the counties in New York where most of the family lived.

Here is Ella's obituary:

Obituary Text:

Mrs. Ella Akins of Wilawana, Thursday, Jan. 6, 1948. Survived by husband, George; brother, Loren Graham of Waverly; sister, Mrs. J. D. Troxel of Syracuse; nieces, Mrs. George Conners of Three Rivers, Mich., and Mrs. William Trump of Waverly, Mrs. Howard Sickler of Rochester. The body was removed to the Kolb Funeral Home, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday. Rev. Victor Smith, Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly.

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