Melvin Floyd Ackerman

M, b. 16 December 1923, d. 19 December 2005
     Melvin Floyd Ackerman was born on 16 December 1923 at Morton, Tazewell Co., IL. He was the son of Christian S. Ackerman and Rosa S. Jacob.1 Melvin Floyd Ackerman began military service on 16 January 1945 WW II service, U.S. Navy, enlisted, released 9 JUL 1946. He married Thelma Jeanne Hayes, daughter of Walter Barnett Hayes and Blanche Elaine Chinowth, on 3 February 1951 at Peoria, Peoria Co., IL. Melvin Floyd Ackerman died on 19 December 2005 at Morton, Tazewell Co., IL, at age 82

Obituary -- The Peoria Journal Star; Peoria, Illinois; Wednesday, December 21, 2005 (GenealogyBank.com):

MORTON - Melvin Ackerman, 82, of 26105 Harding Road, Morton, passed at 9:02 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, at the home in which he was born.

His family was by his bedside at his passing.

Melvin was born on Dec. 16, 1923, to Christian S. and Rosa (Jacob) Ackerman. He married Thelma Hayes on Feb. 3, 1951, in Peoria.

Melvin is survived by his wife, Thelma; two daughters, Kathy Ackerman (Erie Jones) of Seattle, Wash., and Margie (Terry) Mortenson of Aurora, Ind; and five sons, Stan (Catherine) of Houston, Texas, Eric (Gayle) of Morton, Chris (LeAnn) of Auburn, Wash., Jim (Susie) of Morton and Quent (fiancee Julie Hall) of Morton. Melvin is survived by two sisters, Velma Kerr and Lenora Fort; 23 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, one sister and one grandson, Peter Ackerman.

Melvin served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was an active member of Morton VFW Post 5921 for the past 60 years. He served as post and district chaplain for many years.

Melvin was a dairy farmer for over 30 years. He developed a herd of registered Brown Swiss cows which won numerous production awards and was featured on the cover of Hoards Dairyman. Melvin retired from dairy farming in 1978.

Melvin was a leader of the Morton Labor & Laff 4-H Club for over 20 years. Melvin enjoyed playing pool and trap shooting.

For 16 years, Dad loved watching his sons wrestle. Melvin loved watching and playing softball with family, having famous family cookie and milk picnics, and dancing under the stars with local big bands. Melvin often said, I am the luckiest Grandpa in the whole wide world.

Cremation has been accorded. There will be no services. The family will receive friends and celebrate his life from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, in the Lincoln Room of the Ashland House, 201 E. Ashland Street, Morton, Ill.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Apostolic Christian Church in honor of his parents, Christian and Rosa Ackerman.

Citations

  1. [S2466] 1930 Federal Census, Tazewell County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 562; FHL #2340297.

Peter C. Ackerman

M, b. 8 November 1979, d. 21 July 2002
     Peter C. Ackerman was born on 8 November 1979 at Peoria, Peoria Co., IL. He died on 21 July 2002 at Bloomington, McLean Co., IL, at age 22

Newspaper article -- The Pantagraph; Bloomington, Illinois; Tuesday, July 23, 2002; Page 1 (Newspapers.com):

Plane crash details unclear (By Sharon K. Woulfe and Kevin Simpson)

BLOOMINGTON -- No communication with the control tower indicated any kind of problem before a plane crashed Sunday near the Central Illinois Regional Airport.

And such planes do not have black box recorders like larger planes, said Jim Silliman of the National Transportation Safety Board office in West Chicago on Monday while at the airport.

Community leader Joe Warner, 60, was in the left seat, traditionally where the pilot sits, and Peter Ackerman, 22, of Morton was in the other seat when the plane crashed. Both died in the accident.

The two died of multiple blunt force injuries sustained in the crash, said Chief Deputy Coroner Tony L. Becker following an autopsy Monday evening. Final autopsy results will be completed pending toxicology results. An inquest will be scheduled.

Who was piloting the plane was unclear because both the left and right seats have pilot controls, Silliman said.

Warner, the president and chief executive officer of Heritage Enterprises in Bloomington and Ackerman were in a 1973 King Air Beech E-90.

The plane veered hard left after takeoff, crashed and burst into flames on impact at 10:28 a.m. in an open field southeast of the airport, about 400 yards behind the Palace Theaters off of Towanda-Barnes Road, about a half mile from the airport's tower. An eyewitness said the victims were found inside the plane.

The wreckage has since been moved inside a hangar, Silliman said.

The two-engine turbo-prop aircraft was registered to Heritage, a health-care and long-term-care provider with more than 3,000 employees and 32 facilities in the state.

Warner held a private pilot certification for both single- and multi-engine aircraft.

He and Ackerman were destined for Cable, Wis., although specific details of the trip were not available.

Ackerman, the son of Eric and Gayle Ackerman of Morton, graduated from the ALERT (Air Land Emergency Resource Team) Aviation Division in Big Sandy, Texas, in September 2000. He was director of flight training at Aviation Specialists in Peoria since 2001, and was a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

Ackerman "was polite and showed respect to young and old alike, and was respected by all. He was full of integrity, and he exercised self-dicipline physically and spiritually," said his pastor, the Rev. Doug Habegger of Grace Evangelical Mennonite Church, Morton.

He is survived by his parents, three sisters, two brothers, and his maternal and paternal grandparents.

National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Paul Schlamm said investigators are gathering background, including information on training and experience, as well as information about the condition of the aircraft and its service record.

No additional information was available Monday A peliminary investigation should be complete in a few days. A complete investigation will take several months.

However, Silliman said it could be a year or more before results are released, with the information from regional offices of the Federal Aviation Administration and the NTSB going to Washington, D.C., first.

Possible causes include a mechanical failure, pilot error; or a weather-related issue.


Obituary -- The Peoria Journal Star; Peoria, Illinois; Tuesday, July 23, 2002 (GenealogyBank.com):

MORTON - Services for Peter C. Ackerman, 22, of 308 N. Illinois Ave. will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Grace Evangelical Mennonite Church in Morton. The Rev. Doug Habegger will officiate.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Hirstein Cemetery. Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was pronounced dead at 11:12 a.m. Sunday, July 21, 2002, near Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington. He died in an airplane crash.

He was born Nov. 8, 1979, in Peoria to Eric and Gayle Kniep Ackerman.

Surviving are his parents of Morton; three sisters, Nancy Ackerman, Christy Ackerman and Corrie Ackerman, all of Morton; two brothers, Joseph and Daniel, both of Morton; and his grandparents, Mel and Thelma Ackerman and Fred and Nancy Kniep, all of Morton.

He graduated from the ALERT Aviation Program in Big Sandy, Texas, in September 2000.

A member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, he was director of flight training at Aviation Specialists in Peoria since 2001.

He was a member of Grace Evangelical Mennonite Church.

Memorials may be made to ALERT (Air Land Emergency Resource Team) Aviation Division, Rural Route 6, Box 2000, Big Sandy, TX 75755.

He died in July 2002 at Hirstein Cemetery, Morton, Tazewell Co., IL, at age 22.

Deborah Lynn Ackerson

F, b. 19 June 1959, d. 7 July 2019
     Deborah Lynn Ackerson was born on 19 June 1959 at Peoria, Peoria Co., IL. She was the daughter of Glen W. Ackerson and LaVonda Mae Conley. Deborah Lynn Ackerson died on 7 July 2019 at Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL, at age 60

Obituary -- (Findagrave.com):

Deborah Lynn Harrison, 60, of Pekin, passed away at 1:45 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Unity Point Health Pekin Hospital.

She was born June 19, 1959 in Peoria to Glen and LaVonda (Conley) Ackerson. Her parents preceded her in death.

She married the love of her life John Harrison on July 3, 1981 at Grace United Methodist Church in Pekin. He survives.

Surviving are her two daughters, Heather and Faith Harrison, both of Pekin; two brothers, Les and Robert Ackerson, both of Pekin; two sisters, Fran and Lola.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Pekin.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be given to American Lung Association, 3000 Kelly Lane, Springfield, IL 62711.

She was cremated.

Glen W. Ackerson

M, b. 10 January 1916, d. 5 November 1996
     Glen W. Ackerson was born on 10 January 1916 at Bushnell, McDonough Co., IL. He married LaVonda Mae Conley, daughter of Leslie Sanford Conley and Lola Lee Lingle. Glen W. Ackerson died on 5 November 1996 at Peoria, Peoria Co., IL, at age 80. He was cremated.

Child of Glen W. Ackerson and LaVonda Mae Conley

William Ackles

M, b. circa 1857, d. 30 March 1886
     William Ackles was born circa 1857 at Ohio. He married Leah Ann Fender, daughter of Jacob Fender and Mary Ann Kibler, on 16 April 1875 at Highland Co., OH. William Ackles died on 30 March 1886 at Ohio.

Alford Ackley

M, b. 1903
     Alford Ackley married Maud Pearl Sullenbarger, daughter of Joseph Elmer Sullenbarger and Binnie Carnieu Ropp. Alford Ackley was born in 1903 at Michigan.

Elaine Ackley

F, b. circa 1923
     Elaine Ackley was born circa 1923 at Minnesota. She was the daughter of Lyman Diller Ackley and Thelma Ballou.

John Ackley

M, b. February 1901
     John Ackley was born in February 1901 at Clay Co., WV. He married Myra E. Gochenouer, daughter of Joseph Gochenouer and Delsa Emma Tipton, on 7 March 1923 at Columbus, Franklin Co., OH.

Lyman Diller Ackley

M, b. 9 May 1896, d. April 1969
     Lyman Diller Ackley was born on 9 May 1896 at Churubusco, Whitley Co., IN. He was the son of Theodore Ackley and Anne America Diller. Lyman Diller Ackley married Thelma Ballou, daughter of Amos Percy Ballou and Clara Ruhl, circa 1922. Lyman Diller Ackley lived in April 1940 at Pelham Manor, Westchester Co., NY. He and Thelma Ballou were divorced in 1963 at Florida. Lyman Diller Ackley died in April 1969 at Pinellas Co., FL, at age 72 dates per SSDI, last residence St. Petersburg.

Child of Lyman Diller Ackley and Thelma Ballou

Theodore Ackley

M, b. 14 November 1862, d. 23 July 1922
     Theodore Ackley was born on 14 November 1862 at Indiana. He married Anne America Diller on 23 November 1893 at Whitley Co., IN. Theodore Ackley died on 23 July 1922 at age 59.

Child of Theodore Ackley and Anne America Diller

Charles D. Ackroyd

M, b. 23 July 1869, d. 24 September 1958
     Charles D. Ackroyd was born on 23 July 1869 at New York.1,2 He married Catherine Waite circa 1891.1 Charles D. Ackroyd lived on 28 April 1910 at Benton Avenue, Nottingham, Cuyahoga Co., OH, machinist.2 He died on 24 September 1958 at Ohio at age 89. He was buried in September 1958 at Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH, Findagrave #78091339.

Child of Charles D. Ackroyd and Catherine Waite

Citations

  1. [S5078] 1900 Federal Census, Chautauqua County, New York. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 1013-15; FHL #1241013-15.
  2. [S2879] 1910 Federal Census, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Rolls 1164 - 1176; FHL #1375177 - 89.

June D. Ackroyd

F, b. 26 January 1899, d. 31 December 1987
     June D. Ackroyd was born on 26 January 1899 at Jamestown, Chautauqua Co., NY, location per 1949 passenger departure information for passage on the Mauretania.1,2 She was the daughter of Charles D. Ackroyd and Catherine Waite. June D. Ackroyd married Edward H. Farley on 31 December 1917 at Ross Co., OH. June D. Ackroyd lived on 5 January 1920 at 908 Evangeline Road, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH, office clerk in vacuum cleaner business.3 She married Ralph Eugene Wilcox, son of Louis Wilcox and Minerva Flynn, on 11 October 1924 at Cuyahoga Co., OH, June was first married to Edward H. Farley in Ross County, Ohio, on 31 DEC 1917. They were in Cleveland and listed in the 1920 census, with no chlldren. That marriage apparently ended soon thereafter, but June had apparently established herself as a singer and talent booking agent under the name "June Farley", and so she continued to use that name professionally. June D. Ackroyd lived on 14 April 1930 at Euclid, Cuyahoga Co., OH, professional singer.4 She married Julian Simonton Jossey on 18 January 1935 at Manhattan, New York City, NY. June D. Ackroyd lived on 30 April 1940 at 79 East 202nd Street, Euclid, Cuyahoga Co., OH, remarried to Julian Jossey, theater manager, with sons Robert and Richard living in the household.5
Note: Julian and June Jossey arrived at the port of New York on the Queen Elizabeth from Southampton, England, after having departed New York City on 17 AUG 1949.. She lived in 1952 at 3143 Chelsea Drive, Cleveland Heights, Cuyahoga Co., OH, per Julian Jossey's obituary. She married Harold W. Abell in January 1954 at Cuyahoga Co., OH. June D. Ackroyd died on 31 December 1987 at Pinellas Co., FL, at age 88

Obituary -- Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Florida; Wednesday, 6 JAN 1988; p.37 (Newspapers.com):

ABELL, JUNE A., 88, of Point Brittany, St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Dec. 31, 1987). She came here in 1967 from her native Cleveland, where she was a singer and talent agent under the name of June Farley. She was a pioneer radio performer in the 1920s and sang in nightclubs and theaters in the Cleveland area. Survivors include two sons, Richard and Robert Wilcox, both of Ontario; a sister, Edith Whitaker, Miami Springs; two brothers, Charles and Walter Ackroyd, Willoughby, Ohio; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society.

Children of June D. Ackroyd and Ralph Eugene Wilcox

Citations

  1. [S5078] 1900 Federal Census, Chautauqua County, New York. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 1013-15; FHL #1241013-15.
  2. [S2879] 1910 Federal Census, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Rolls 1164 - 1176; FHL #1375177 - 89.
  3. [S821] 1920 Federal Census, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, Series T625, Rolls 1359-1376; FHL #1821359-76.
  4. [S1530] 1930 Federal Census, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Rolls 1761-88; FHL #2341495-522.
  5. [S2878] 1940 Federal Census, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Rolls 3048-3059.

George Washington Acre1

M, b. 29 May 1842, d. 22 October 1939
     George Washington Acre was born on 29 May 1842 at Indiana.1 He married Harriet Winchell.1 George Washington Acre died on 22 October 1939 at Putnam Co., MO, at age 97. He was buried in October 1939 at Winchell Cemetery, Putnam Co., MO, Find A Grave Memorial# 14635332.

Child of George Washington Acre and Harriet Winchell

Citations

  1. [S1345] 1880 Federal Census, Putnam County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 711; FHL #1254711.

Rebecca Acre1

F, b. February 1869, d. 1948
     Rebecca Acre was born in February 1869 at Missouri.1 She was the daughter of George Washington Acre and Harriet Winchell.2 Rebecca Acre married Isaac Newton Loughead, son of Joseph Conrad Loughead and Susan Hunsaker, circa 1893.1 Rebecca Acre died in 1948 at Putnam Co., MO. She was buried in 1948 at West Liberty Cemetery, Lucerne, Putnam Co., MO, Find A Grave Memorial# 14646948.

Children of Rebecca Acre and Isaac Newton Loughead

Citations

  1. [S1346] 1900 Federal Census, Putnam County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 884; FHL #1240884.
  2. [S1345] 1880 Federal Census, Putnam County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 711; FHL #1254711.
  3. [S4001] 1910 Federal Census, Putnam County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 806; FHL #1374819.
  4. [S4002] 1920 Federal Census, Putnam County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 943.

Eugene Andrew Acronico

M, b. 13 July 1906, d. 16 March 1996
     Eugene Andrew Acronico was born on 13 July 1906 at Santa Clara Co., CA. He married Pauline Fayola Hoover, daughter of Frank Wilber Hoover and Carrie E. Hewitt, on 28 September 1982 at Reno, Washoe Co., NV. Eugene Andrew Acronico died on 16 March 1996 at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., CA, at age 89.

Eldon Wallace Acuff

M, b. 5 March 1908, d. 20 December 1994
     Eldon Wallace Acuff was born on 5 March 1908 at Aledo, Parker Co., TX. He married Merle Pauline Willoughby. Eldon Wallace Acuff died on 20 December 1994 at Ft. Worth, Tarrant Co., TX, at age 86. He was buried in December 1994 at Aledo Cemetery, Aledo, Parker Co., TX, Findagrave #17837670.

Albert Church Adair1

M, b. 7 September 1864, d. 6 September 1949
     Albert Church Adair was born on 7 September 1864 at Ohio.1 He was the son of William Campbell Adair and Mary Fidelia Harrison.1 Albert Church Adair married Ella May Miller in 1910. Albert Church Adair died on 6 September 1949 at San Bernardino Co., CA, at age 84. He was buried in September 1949 at Parkersburg Memorial Gardens, Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV.

Citations

  1. [S1531] 1870 Federal Census, Wood County, West Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1702; FHL #553201.

Anstis Adair

F, b. 10 March 1928, d. 25 October 2010
     Anstis Adair was born on 10 March 1928. She was the daughter of Roger Putnam Adair and Elisabeth Louise Starkweather. Anstis Adair died on 25 October 2010 at Bristol, Bristol Co., RI, at age 82.

Charlotte Adair

F
     Charlotte Adair married John Bell Jr.

Child of Charlotte Adair and John Bell Jr.

Delilah Adair

F, b. 26 July 1814, d. 16 November 1862
     Delilah Adair was born on 26 July 1814 at Cherokee Nation East, GA. She was the daughter of Edward Adair and Nancy Shields. Delilah Adair married Joseph McMinn Starr, son of Caleb Starr and Nancy Harlan, on 20 July 1831 at Cherokee Nation East, GA. Delilah Adair died on 16 November 1862 at Cherokee Nation West, Indian Territory, at age 48.

Children of Delilah Adair and Joseph McMinn Starr

Della Adair

F, b. 1874, d. April 1874
     Della Adair was born in 1874. She was the daughter of William Campbell Adair and Mary Fidelia Harrison. Della Adair died in April 1874. She was buried in 1874 at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newark, Licking Co., OH.

Dorothy Mills Adair

F, b. 3 March 1896, d. 25 September 1985
     Dorothy Mills Adair was born on 3 March 1896 at Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV. She was the daughter of Richard Harrison Adair and Cornelia May Gilbert. Dorothy Mills Adair married John Vincent Mullen, son of Michael Mullen and Katherine Laven, on 24 May 1917 at Wood Co., WV. Dorothy Mills Adair died on 25 September 1985 at Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV, at age 89. She was buried in September 1985 at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV.

Children of Dorothy Mills Adair and John Vincent Mullen

Edward Adair

M
     Edward Adair married Nancy Shields.

Child of Edward Adair and Nancy Shields

James Warren Adair

M
     James Warren Adair married Susannah Deborah Bean, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Goss and Rachel Alzira Bean.

Child of James Warren Adair and Susannah Deborah Bean

John Francis Adair

M, b. 19 July 1911, d. 26 September 1984
     John Francis Adair was born on 19 July 1911 at Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV. He was the son of Richard Harrison Adair and Frances Marion Bartlett. John Francis Adair died on 26 September 1984 at Dallas, Tarrant Co., TX, at age 73.

Joseph E. Adair1

M, b. circa January 1870
     Joseph E. Adair was born circa January 1870 at Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV.1 He was the son of William Campbell Adair and Mary Fidelia Harrison.1

Citations

  1. [S1531] 1870 Federal Census, Wood County, West Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1702; FHL #553201.

Leah Alberta Adair1

F, b. 3 October 1866, d. 26 April 1947
     Leah Alberta Adair was born on 3 October 1866 at Wood Co. (probably), WV.1 She was the daughter of William Campbell Adair and Mary Fidelia Harrison.1 Leah Alberta Adair died on 26 April 1947 at age 80.

Citations

  1. [S1531] 1870 Federal Census, Wood County, West Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1702; FHL #553201.

Leah Harrison Adair

F, b. 1 July 1855, d. 9 August 1856
     Leah Harrison Adair was born on 1 July 1855 at Licking Co., OH. She was the daughter of William Campbell Adair and Mary Fidelia Harrison. Leah Harrison Adair died on 9 August 1856 at Licking Co., OH, at age 1. She was buried in August 1856 at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newark, Licking Co., OH.

Mary Loucinda Adair

F, b. 10 October 1858, d. 18 August 1900
     Mary Loucinda Adair was born on 10 October 1858 at Cherokee Nation, IT. She was the daughter of James Warren Adair and Susannah Deborah Bean. Mary Loucinda Adair married William Gott, son of John Gott and Margaret Bean, on 19 July 1876 at Cherokee Nation, IT. Mary Loucinda Adair died on 18 August 1900 at age 41. She was buried in August 1900 at Stilwell City Cemetery, Stilwell, Adair Co., OK.

Children of Mary Loucinda Adair and William Gott

Nellie Mae Adair1

F, b. 15 November 1876, d. 5 May 1955
     Nellie Mae Adair was born on 15 November 1876 at Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV.1 She was the daughter of William Campbell Adair and Mary Fidelia Harrison.1 Nellie Mae Adair married Charles Fitzhugh in 1900. Nellie Mae Adair died on 5 May 1955 at Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 78.

Children of Nellie Mae Adair and Charles Fitzhugh

Citations

  1. [S3487] 1880 Federal Census, Wood County, West Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1416; FHL #1255416.