AKIN (VETERAN CSA), JAMES POWELL - Baxter County, Arkansas | JAMES POWELL AKIN (VETERAN CSA) - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

James Powell AKIN (VETERAN CSA)

Fairview Cemetery
Baxter County,
Arkansas

PRIVATE CSA
Company E 27 Arkansas Infantry
Civil War Confederate
January 20, 1844-July 2, 1915

From Cotter Courier, July 8, 1915
Another Pioneer Gone

Baxter county has lost another of its pioneers.

J. P. Akin died on Friday, July 2, at the home of his son, J. A. Akin, from an attack of heart trouble. Though he had been afflicted and under medical treatment for some months, yet just a short time before his death he appeared to be in excellent physical condition. He had left the house and the family of his son became anxious about him, because he was gone an unusually long time, and started to seek him, when they found his body just a short distance from the house where he had apparently died suddenly,

Mr. Akin was born in 1844 at the mouth of the North Fork of White River, near where the town of Norfork now stands, and was the oldest citizen of the county who was born here. He celebrated his 71st birthday on January 20 last, and at that time appeared at least ten years younger than his real age.

For some time he as been living with his son, J. A. Akin, on the J. E. King farm, just east of town.

He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Caroline Smothers of Austin, Texas, and by two children, J. A. Akin, of Cotter, and Mrs. Jane Halford, of Wynnewood, Okla.

The funeral was conducted by Rev. R. F. Beckham and the body was buried Saturday evening at Fairview cemetery, near Buford.

(The monument was securred by the J. O. Shelby Camp # 1414 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Harrison, Arkansas, and placed in the cemetery, Memorial Day, 2009. Gordon Hale with the Camp supplied the photo.)

Contributed on 5/27/09 by maxparnell
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Submitted: 5/27/09 • Approved: 2/7/11 • Last Updated: 11/23/13 • R199078-G0-S3

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