James Edward Acker

Male 1868 - 1929  (60 years)


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  • Name James Edward Acker  [1
    Born 3 Nov 1868  New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 May 1929 
    Person ID I2962  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father James Acker 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Jeanette West 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F50736  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ancestors Mary Elizabeth Williams,   b. 7 May 1873, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1908  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 1892  [1
    Children 
     1. Ruth Mary Acker,   b. 9 May 1893,   d. 24 Aug 1893  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F953  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Vera Mae Cooper,   b. 30 Mar 1878,   d. 24 Feb 1950  (Age 71 years) 
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F50737  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • James Edward Acker - November 3, 1868 - May 29, 1929. Plot P-260. Son of James and Jeanette West Acker. Husband of Mary Elizabeth Williams Acker (married October 4, 1892 at Pulaski, New York) & Vera Mae Cooper Acker (married January 1, 1909 at Syracuse, New York.)
      Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, June 5, 1929 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Prominent Business Man Succumbs To Short Illness - James E. Acker, Local Merchant and Banker Dies at Home in This Village - Just as we were going to press last Wednesday morning word reached the Democrat office that "Jim" Acker had just passed away. We could only make a brief mention of the Fact at that time owing to a lack of time and space. Mr. Acker died following a short illness. James E. Acker was born in Pineville, about five miles east of this village, on November 3, 1868, a son of James and Jeanette Acker. He was reared in that community and after passing out of the district school came to school in Pulaski. Here he grew to manhood and married for his first wife, Miss Mary Williams, daughter of Mrs. Anna Williams of Meadowbrook Farm, just north of Pulaski. Here Mr. and Mrs. Acker made their home for some time, later going to Oswego where they resided. For several years he followed railroading as a career. He was first employed as an engineer on the R. W. & O., then went to Glenfield, New York, where he took the management of the Glenfield & Western railroad. He later went to Cleveland, Ohio, where he became assistant manager of the Federal Manufacturing plant in that city. It was some ten years ago that he returned to Pulaski and in company with Andrew Murray formed a co-partnership under the firm name of Acker & Murray and purchased the business of Charles J. Dodge on Salina Street where he and Mr. Murray were very successful in the conduct of the business. Upon his return to this village he entered immediately into the social, church, fraternal and commercial life of the community and soon became a big factor in all branches of community activity. He was a member and trustee of St. James Episcopal Church; a member of Pulaski Lodge No. 415, F. & A.M.; Pulaski Chapter No. 279, R.A.M.; Media Temple A. A. O. N. M. S.; Lake Ontario Commandery; was vice-president and the director of People's National Bank. Mr. Acker in 1909, married for his second wife Miss Vera May Cooper of Syracuse, who survives him. He also leaves a brother, David C. Acker, and a sister, Mrs. James Briggs, both of Ogdensburg, and several nephews and nieces. At the funeral service, which was held from St. James church, Friday morning at 10:30, was attended by a large number of friends and relatives, Rev. Ray Wootton, director of the church officiating. Music was rendered by the vested choir of the church with Mrs. N. Brimmer Hunt at the organ. The floral tributes were many and beautiful. A blanket of roses from the professional and business men of the community; a gates-ajar peace from the People's National Bank and set pieces from the Masonic orders, the chamber of commerce, the Tuesday Study Club, organized by Mrs. Acker; South Side Bridge Club, and others all bore testimony to the esteem in which the deceased was held by those with whom he had associated in the various activities of community life. Members of the Masonic bodies; the Tuesday Study Club and directors of the bank attended in groups. The services at the grave were in charge of Pulaski Lodge F. &. A.M. with Past Master Simeon R. Trumbull, acting as master, and Rev. John W. Warren, pastor of the M. E. Church acting as chaplain. The bearers were Masonic brethren: L. L. Luther, R. F. Potts, A. M. Gates, Frank Brundage, N. E. Woods, and Archie Edwards. Burial was made in Pulaski cemetery.

  • Sources 
    1. [S246] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Year: 1900; Census Place: Richland, Oswego, New York; Roll: 1144; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0141; FHL microfilm: 1241144.