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Absalom Akes

Marriage Record from Gentry County Court House, No. 2 p.343,
at residence of Minus Clevinger, married Peter A. Akes and Emma I. Clevinger,
both of Gentry, 28 Apr 1889, the father G.S. Akes of said Peter A. Akes, and
the father Union Clevinger of the said Emma I. Clevinger have given their
assent to the marriage.

Julesburg Grit - Advocate, Thurs 12, July 1945, p.7
Peter Absalom Akes was born September 9, 1968 in Gentry county Missouri and
died July 4, 1945 at his home in Sedgwick, Colorado. He grew up on the farm
and attended the public schools in his native state. He was married to Emma
Iona Clevenger in his home community April 30, 1889. To this union seven
children were born. The family moved from Missouri to Colorado December 1,
1910, and located in Yuma County where they resided for ten years, coming to
Sedgwick in the year 1920. Mr. Akes was engaged in farming and carpentry until
the disabilities of age compelled retirement. In the days of his youth and
throughout his years of residence in Missouri he was a member of the Methodist
church. In more recent years in Colorado he had attended the Congregational
church. At one time he was active in the Independent Order of the Odd Fellows.
He was ever a kind and devoted husband and father, a good neighbor and
faithful and loyal citizen of his country. He is survived by his wife and two
daughters, Mrs. Ida Beagle of Richmond California and Mrs. Clemence Wages of
Chappell Nebraska, and by four sons, Alton E. Akes, Sedgwick, Colorado, Carl
Akes, Denver, Colorado, Charley and Kenneth Akes, Golden, Colorado. Also by 17
grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Mary Parks, New
Hampden, Missouri, survives. The funeral was held in the Methodist church at
Sedgwick, Rev. O. W. Hardon, officiating, July 7, 1945. Rev. Lee C. Libby, of
Quincy, Illinois, who is supplying the Congregational church pulpit for the
month of July, sang "Face to Face", and "Going Home," playing his own
accompaniment. Burial was at the Sedgwick, Austina directing. Pallbearers
were Ed Powers, Max Mahler, Blaine Cannady, M. E. Kidder, George Sellers and
Orren Chezem.

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