A Guide to the Margaret T. Akers Papers, 1919, [ca. 1933], 1992
The daughter of B. F. Buckner, Margaret Tabitha Buckner Akers (1850-1936) moved with her parents from Missouri to Texas in 1859, settling in present-day Jack County. Following her marriage to a Confederate veteran, Akers moved in 1980 to Fort Worth, where her husband died a year later. The couple had eight children, including a son, J. W. Akers, and two daughters, Mrs. C. C. Paxton and Mrs. T. E. Mitchell.
The Margaret T. Akers Papers, 1919, [ca. 1933], 1992, consist of newspaper clippings, a photograph, and correspondence, regarding the life of Margaret T. Akers. A 1992 letter from Akers’ granddaughter Hermylee S. Godwin to the Center for American History contains Godwin’s reminiscences about Akers. Newspaper clippings, 1919, , contain poems and articles related to World War II and Akers’ 83rd birthday. A photograph depicts Margaret Akers around 1933, while a March 12, 1919, postcard to Akers from her grandson Corporal L. H. Lem discusses his injured leg and upcoming return to the United States from France following the end of the First World War.
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Margaret T. Akers Papers, 1919, [ca. 1933], 1992, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011.
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