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Located off State Hwy. K near the Current River near Akers Ferry, Shannon County, Missouri

 

GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.378896, Longitude: -91.551926

 

The Community of Akers  - 4 miles south of Rector in the northwest corner of the county.  

The State of Missouri, in 1904, p. 517.) It was located at Sections 23 & 24, Township 31 N, Range 6 W, on Highway KK.


Updated Jan. 25, 2011


Adams, Beulah        Aug. 29, 1913 - Sep. 8, 1913.     MO Death Cert.#31768: Daughter of Charley Adams (Oregon Co) & Susie Stringer (Shannon Co); born at Akers, MO; burial Sep. 9, 1913.

 

Akers, Mr. & Mrs.      No dates.  NOTE: From Tom Akers: I  visited the Akers Cemetery this morning and couldn't find any graves marked 'Mr and Mrs Akers', and none of our family knows who they could be. This is definitely not Joseph (Akers) and Emily  (Stringer) (my great grandfather and grandmother). They are both buried with well marked tombstones in the Old Eminence Cemetery by the the Baptist Church there. 3/27/10, 

 

Akers, Ralph Vernon     Mar. 2, 1907 - Mar. 23, 1907.

 

Anderson, Infant      No dates.

 

HUSBAND & WIFE:

Banks, Lummas Morgan 'Lum'     Aug. 4, 1851 - Apr. 5, 1930.     MO Death Cert.#15049      Memorial
Banks, Sarah Frances     Aug. 24, 1851 - Apr. 18, 1926.     MO Death Cert.#15148   Memorial

 

Banks, Marion      Apr. 20, 1895 - Sep. 23, 1917.     Son of Columbus Morgan 'Lum' Banks & Sarah Frances Summers. MO Death Cert.#33962 lists Francis Marion Banks, Apr. 9, 1895 - Sep. 24, 1917. Informant Rob E. Banks.

 

Briggs, Vester     Jul. 1, 1881 - May 4, 1908.

 

Brown, Virginia Faye      Died Oct., 1942 at Lewis Hollow.     Daughter of John Jordan Brown & Ollie Mae Bland.

 

HUSBAND & WIFE:

Chrisco, Allen R.     Jun. 23, 1910 - Nov., 1976.     'Father.'     Son of William Albert Chrisco & Louisa Heaton.

Chrisco, Wilma A. Purcell     1915 - 1994.     'Mother.'     Daughter of Elmer Moses Purcell & Hattie Ellen Dooley.

 

Dooley, Charles Arthur     Born & Died 1885.     Son of Clement 'Clem' Dooley & Josephine Boyce.

 

HUSBAND & WIFE:

Dooley, Clement 'Clem'     Jan. 27, 1857 - Jun. 3, 1923.     MO Death Cert.#20552 lists dates as Jan. 26, 1857 - Jun. 4, 1923. Son of Matthew Dooley & Nancy Massey. Lists burial site as Dooley Cemetery. Informants 'Wife & Sons'.
Dooley, Josephine Boyce     Nov. 19, 1864 - May 14, 1931.     Daughter of Alexander Boyce & Thankful Lewis. 

 

Dooley, Harry B.     Apr. 11, 1911 - 1917.

Dooley, Harry Bryce     Jul. 14, 1913 - Oct. 26, 1913.     MO Death Cert.#38265: Son of Lloyd Elmer Dooley & Nora Ellen Howell.

 

Dooley, Ivy Maudeline      Jan. 21, 1905 - Sep. 16, 1921.     MO Death Cert.#25003 lists Iva M. M. C. Dooley, Jr., age 16 years, 7 mos., 25 days. Daughter of Clem & Josephine Dooley. Cause of death suicide by voluntary drowning self. Julia Dooley, informant.

 

Dooley, Infant     Oct. 2, 1910 - Oct. 3, 1910.     Son of Lloyd E. Dooley & Nora Howell. MO Death Cert.#32924. Informant Lloyd E. Dooley.

 

Dooley, Iva Maudeline     Aug. 10, 1920 - Oct. 3, 1942.     Daughter of Boyce Edmond Dooley & Alta Leah Banks.

 

Dooley, Toney Ray     Born & Died 1909.     Son of Clement 'Clem' Dooley & Josephine Boyce.

 

Farris, Unknown     No Name, No Dates.    Family plot outlined with concrete, room for 6 graves, three graves inside marked with field stones, no inscriptions. Found the following searching death certificates: Farris, Clara     Died Mar. 27, 1921.    'Age 54 years, 5 mos. 25 days.'    Daughter of John (looks like Koosinis) & Malinda Shockley? Wife of J. M. Farris. Born in Gasconade Co MO. Informant Jack Farris, Akers, MO. Burial Akers, MO. (Undertaker B. S. Purcell). MO Death Cert.#8658.

HUSBAND & WIFE: Married about 1909.

Ferguson, John A.     Oct. 23, 1881 - Aug., 1976.     Died Salem Dent Co MO. Son of John Ferguson & Jane Brown.

Ferguson, Sarah Adeline     Mar. 13, 1883 - Jun. 25, 1940.     Daughter of Columbus Morgan 'Lum' Banks & Sarah Frances Summers. Died in Dent Co MO. MO Death Cert.#21640.

 

Ferguson, Oliver M.     Oct. 29, 1882 - Oct. 5, 1969.

 

Ferguson, Pearlie Louise     Feb. 9, 1918 - Feb. 18, 1918.     Daughter of John A. Ferguson & Sarah Adeline Banks. MO Death Cert.#7487: Born Rector MO. Informant Ed Banks.

 

Ferguson, Roy Vernon     Jan. 5, 1912 - Mar. 18, 1929.     Son of John A. Ferguson & Sarah Adeline Banks. MO Death Cert.#13503 lists year of birth 1911.

 

Ferguson, Willie Everett     Apr. 10, 1919 - Sep. 4, 1921.     Son of John A. Ferguson & Sarah Adeline Banks.

 

Hodges, William Joseph 'Billy Joe'      Nov. 15, 1933 - Aug. 30, 1937.     Son of Mont O. Hodges & Adeline Bunch. Died Dent Co MO. Burial Sep. 1, 1937. MO Death Cert.#30561.

 

Hodges, Dora S.      May 3, 1887 - Nov. 25, 1915.     MO Death Cert.#39848: Daughter of James N. & Rhoda Summers. Informant Melissa Akers.

 

HUSBAND & WIFE:

Hodges, Nancy 'Nora' Emaline Purcell     Oct. 10, 1858 - Dec. 12, 1930.     MO Death Cert.#41727 lists Oct. 10, 1857 as date of birth. Daughter of Erin Percell (Aaron Purcell) & Sara McHenry. 'Mrs. Akers' informant. NOTE: Another source has her mother as Elizabeth Paulina Unknown. Source has Sarah McHenry married to John Purcell, who was killed by bushwhackers, and their daughter as Sarah Elizabeth Purcell who married Samuel Lewis Martin.

Hodges, Thomas Rosemond       Nov. 28, 1855 - Mar. 05, 1936.    Son of Samuel Hodges & Tabitha Adeline Unknown. MO Death Cert.#13692: Died in Shannon Co MO.

 

Hodges, Ruth     Born & Died Jun. 6, 1924.     Daughter of O. M. Hodges & Bell Welch. Lived one hour. Informant James Hodges, MO Death Cert.#19527.

 

HUSBAND & WIFE:

Hodges, Samuel Green     Jan. 27, 1869 - Jun. 2, 1944.     MO Death Cert.#21469 lists name as Hodge. Died Dent Co MO.
Hodges, Tryphana Emily 'Phaney'     Feb. 27, 1860 - Feb. 27, 1950.     Daughter of William & Mary Lewis. Born Shannon Co MO; died Montauk Dent Co MO. MO Death Cert.#4404.

 

Hodges, Thomas B.     Nov. 28, 1855 - Mar. 5, 1936.     Died Shannon Co MO. MO Death Cert.#13692.

 

Holland, Cecil R.     Feb. 25, 1913 - Mar. 28, 1996.

 

Howell, Minnie Bell Cutright     Jul. 26, 1882 - Aug. 12, 1911.     Wife of James F. Howell. Daughter of Phillip B. Cutright & Ida E. Lacey. Born at Menden MO; died Jackson Twp Shannon Co MO. MO Death Cert.#33409. Informant T. A. Baltz, M.D., Cedar Grove MO.

 

Jennings, Mary Matilda Emily     Dec. 13, 1869 - Mar. 31, 1914.      Daughter of M. R. Holenbak (Hollenbeck?) of Ohio. Wife of Francis Marion Jennings. MO Death Cert.#14940. Informant Frank Jennings.

 

Lewis, Alvin Josiah 'Joe'      Jan. 11, 1873 - Unknown.     Son of Jesse W. Lewis & Sarah E. 'Sally' Bugg. Married 1st Ada Boyce abt. 1899. Children Myrna Ianthia (m. William Lee Jones); James Vernon & Vera Arna Lewis. Married 2nd Lucinda Catherine East. Children Donna, Arley C. (m. Cecile M. Unknown) & a son who died in infancy.

 

HUSBAND & WIFE:

Maggard, Fernando Emmitt     Jul. 2, 1872 - Mar. 21, 1952.     Son of David Maggard & Delilah Hogue. Born in Indiana; died in Texas Co MO. MO Death Cert.#11757. Informant Otto Maggard, Salem MO.

Maggard, Louisa Schmidt      Dec. 21, 1873 - Sep. 4, 1942.     Daughter of August Schmidt & Magdalene Wyss.

 

Mascher, Lyle Thomas or Thurman     Jan. 12, 1929 - Jun. 21, 1936.

 

McEntire, Joseph W.     Nov. 6, 1868 - Oct. 14, 1913.     Son of H. J. McEntire & Marie Cross. Married Parazida Stringer 09 Feb 1890 Shannon Co MO. MO Death Cert.#35093; informant Andy McEntire, Eminence MO. He was the father of Lewis Lee McIntire, Pinderton Bridgeton McIntire, Wesley McIntire and Basil B. McIntire.

 

Mendenhall, Lucy Delma     Oct. 11, 1915 - Oct. 30, 1915.     Daughter of Richard Mendenhall & Amy Howell. Born & died at Cedar Grove Shannon Co MO of a septic infection. MO Death Cert.#32559. [These were the dates on the list I got off the Shannon Co website: Oct. 18, 1915 - Nov. 5, 1915]

 

Pankey, Dolly Faye    Jul. 18, 1937 - Jul. 27, 1937.    Daughter of Homer Wesley Pankey (Jadwin Shannon Co MO) & Renie Josephine Freeze (Cedar Grove MO). MO Death Cert.#28192.

 

Pankey, Homer Wesley, Jr. 'Junior'     Born & Died Jul. 26, 1933.     Son of Homer Wesley Pankey (Jadwin Shannon Co MO) & Renie Josephine Freeze (Cedar Grove MO). MO Death Cert.#25327.

 

Purcell, Arch V. 'Archie'     Dec. 21, 1912 - May 14, 1920.     Son of Elmer M. Purcell & Hattie Dooley. MO Death Cert.#21187. Informant Willis Schafer, Salem MO.

 

HUSBAND & WIFE: Married 26 Feb 1908 Shannon Co MO.

Purcell, Belford Sylvanus 'Venus'      Dec. 10, 1882 - Feb. 12, 1940.     Son of Francis Marion Purcell & Sarah Melvina Dooley.
Purcell, Ellie Etta Shedd      Nov., 1882 - May 11, 1950.     Daughter of George Washington Shedd & Sarah Louvina Allison.

 

Purcell, Bertha S.      Feb. 17, 1898 - Feb. 25, 1964.     Daughter of George C. Purcell & Jane Martha Summers. Born at Akers Shannon Co MO. Died at Salem Dent Co MO.

 

Purcell, Clem 'Dooley'      Nov. 17, 1923 - Jan. 8, 1924.     'Age 1 month, 21 days.'     Son of Elmer M. Purcell & Hattie Ellen Dooley. MO Death Cert.#3292.

 

Purcell, Daphene Ann      Born & died Nov. 18, 1960.     Daughter of Vancell Moses Purcell & Beulah Steelman.

 

HUSBAND & WIFE: Married 04 Feb 1912.

Purcell, Elmer Moses     Nov. 14, 1887 - Mar. 1, 1962.     Son of Moses Purcell & Elizabeth Morrow.

Purcell, Hattie Ellen Dooley     Dec. 1, 1889 - May 27, 1968.     Daughter of Clement 'Clem' Dooley & Josephine Boyce. Parents of Jim, Max, Sam, Joseph, Arch V., Wilma (m. Allen Chrisco), Vancell Moses (m. Beulah Steelman) & Clem 'Dooley'.

 

Purcell, Francis 'Marion', Jr.     Sep. 16, 1874 - Nov. 14, 1921.     Son of Francis Marion 'Frank' Purcell & Sarah Melvina Dooley. MO Death Cert.#31230: Husband of Meadie Purcell. Died at home at Akers MO. Orville Stringer, informant.  [Prev. list has date of birth Aug. 30, 1874]. He married Anna Unknown (b. 1883, New York) abt. 1909. He married Permenia E. 'Media' Jordan 23 Mar 1916 at Houston Texas Co MO. Father of Louisa Purcell & Kermit O'Dell Purcell (m. Marian Thornton).

 

HUSBAND & WIFE: Married about 1876.

Purcell, Francis M. 'Frank'     Jan. 18, 1843 - Jun. 24, 1927.     Son of Thomas Purcell & Lottie Robinson. MO Death Cert.#20369. Informant Lena Reary, West Eminence.

Purcell, Sarah Melvina Dooley      Dec. 5, 1850 - Dec. 14, 1928.     Daughter of Matthew Dooley & Nancy Massey. MO Death Cert.#43737-a. Maisie Medlock, informant.

 

HUSBAND & WIFE: Married 01 Jan 1894 Shannon Co MO.

Purcell, George C.      Aug. 11, 1871 - Jun. 28, 1945.     Son of Francis Marion 'Frank' Purcell & Sarah Melvina Dooley. MO Death Cert.#21506.
Purcell, Jane Martha Summers     Oct. 18, 1873 - Oct. 8, 1938.     Daughter of William M. Summers & Martha Malinda Briggs. MO Death Cert.#33450. Parents of Mamie (m. Besford Terrill), Pearlie (m. Earl Maggard), Bertha, Cassie Arenia (m. Walter Welch), Maisel (m. Darwin Medlock) and Lorene (m. Gaylord Eugene 'Buck' Maggard).

 

Purcell, Moses     Sep. 11, 1839 - Dec. 20, 1901.     Parents Unknown. Brother of Joshua, Nancy (m. Henry C. Howell) & Emily Purcell.

 

Purcell, Robert Van      Aug. 17, 1905 - Dec. 6, 1906.     Son of William Richard Purcell & Lucy Terrill.

 

Purcell, Thomas W.     Feb. 23, 1869 - Mar. 20, 1904.     Son of Francis Marion 'Frank' Purcell & Sarah Melvina Dooley.

 

Purcell, Virginia      May 27, 1928 - Jul. 26, 1930.

 

Purcell, Walter Harland 'Harlan' Aug. 31, 1895 - Aug. 10, 1912. Son of William Purcell & Lucy Terrill. MO Death Cert.#28373.

 

Riley, James Lewis      1857 - Nov. 29, 1933.     'Age 77 years, 7 months, 24 days.'     Son of James Henry Riley (Knoxville TN) & Sarah E. Eudy. Married Martha E. Powell. Dr. W. T. Eudy signed the death certificate. MO Death Cert.#38801. Born Knoxville TN). Informant Pearl Campbell, Washington Park, IL. He married also Sarah Jane Dewett abt. 1875 and had a large family.

 

Riley, John Wesley     May 3, 1887 - Feb. 26, 1937.     Son of James Lewis Riley & Martha E. Powell. Died in Shannon Co MO. MO Death Cert.#9063.

 

Riley, Sarah I. Eudy      Sep. 14, 1875 - Nov. 19, 1916.     Daughter of Joseph F. Eudy & Hester Tripp. MO Death Cert.#39665; informant J. T. Riley. (NOTE: This is NOT the mother of James Lewis Riley (above).

 

Smith, Bob     Only Date, born Jun. 25, 1931.

 

Smith, Mary     Dec. 21, 1913 - May 2, 1987.

 

Strain, Benjamin F. 'Ben'     Apr. 25, 1861 - Feb. 28, 1912.     Son of Daniel Alexander Strain & Melinda Annie Miller. Widower of Nancy 'Nannie' Dace. MO Death Cert.#39665. Father of Willie, Florence, Pearl Nellie (m. Joseph S. Wiley Nickles), Lillie, Bessie A. (m. Silas E. Jennings) and Thomas Lee Strain (m. Gladys Unknown).

 

Stringer, Della A.     1871 - 1932.

 

Stringer, Dixie Jane     Jul. 17, 1929 - Jul. 26, 1929.     Daughter of Arvil Stringer & Nora Riley. MO Death Cert.#26725.

 

Summers, William     Jul. 27, 1852 - Feb. 21, 1923.     Son of William Summers. MO Death Cert.#7607; J. S. George, Akers MO, informant.

 

Terrill, Besford, Jr. 'Red'     May 25, 1925 - Mar. 21, 1976.     Son of Besford Terrill & Mamie Purcell. Born at Akers; died at Columbia Boone Co MO.

 

Terrill, Mamie O. Purcell     1894 - May 19, 1932.     'Age 37 yrs. 7 mos. 29 days.'     Daughter of George Purcell & Jane Summers. Widow of Besford Terrill. Meningitis, tuberculosis. MO Death Cert.#18394.

 

Terrill, Virginia M.     Apr. 7, 1929 - Aug. 7, 2001.

 

Welch, John Calvin 'Jack'     Mar. 18, 1895 - Mar., 1984.     Died Dent Co MO.

 

Welch, Martha Ellender Wofford     Dec. 6, 1846 - Feb. 7, 1918.     Daughter of Smith Wofford & Easter Posey. MO Death Cert.#7488. Joe Welch, informant.

 

Welch, Raymond 'Earl'     Sep. 9, 1898 - Dec. 31, 1922.     Son of James C. Welch & Lucy Castal. Died at his home in St. Louis MO. Employed by LaClede Gas Co. Unmarried. MO Death Cert.#36301-8.

 



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