|18 Feb., 1932 - The Enterprise|
THOMAS E. AKINS
Thomas E. Akins, who for several years has resided on the Wm. Cunningham farm south of Kennard, passed away at his home last Thursday afternoon, Feb. 11th of heart trouble.
Deceased was born in Aurora, Mo. on Feb. 14, 1868, and was thus nearly sixty four years of age.
He came to Nebraska thirty nine years ago, landing in the vicinity of Tekamah. Here he married Harriet Kelly. For twenty eight years he farmed in Burt county. He moved to the Howe farm north of Blair in 1921 where the family resided for a number of years, and then moved to the farm where he died.
Besides their own family, Mr. and Mrs. Akins took into their home, and reared to womanhood, Mrs. C. S. Cameron and Mrs. Floyd Foreman, twin nieces. Besides these two foster children, their own family, who besides the mother, survive are three sons, Lloyd, G. D. and R. E. Akins, and four daughters, Mrs. Henry Horstman, Mrs. R. E. Overton, Mrs. John Hall and Oral and Sylvia Akins.
He was a member of the M. W. A. lodge and a good friend and citizen who will be greatly missed by a large circle of friends.
The funeral services were held from the Methodist church at Kennard on last Sunday at 1 o’clock, and interment was made in the Tekamah cemetery.
~~~Obituaries courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair, Nebraska Public Library~~~