Harold D. Akens

Harold D. Akens

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  • Name Harold D. Akens 
    • note that his World War II draft registration notes that his middle name was "initial only."
    Born 26 Feb 1895  Padanaram, Ashtabula County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1910  Pine Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    LnHholdGivenSurnameRelationGenderRaceBirthDateAgeStatusYears
    Married
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    Born/Living
    BirthPlaceBirthPlace
    of Father
    BirthPlace
    of Mother
    Immigration
    Year
    Occupation
    693David M.Akensheadmalewhite186842married 1x17PennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaVermontgeneral store merchant
    793Hattie L.Akenswifefemalewhite187337married 1x1711PennsylvaniaNew YorkMichigangeneral store clerk
    893Harold D.Akenssonmalewhite189515singleOhioPennsylvaniaPennsylvanianone
      Transcript ID is  dbid=9999&iid=b49w_518   
    Draft Registration 5 Jun 1917  Linesville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    He registered for the World War I draft June 5, 1917 in Linesville while he was employed as a merchant in Linesville. At that time he was tall with a slender build, brown hair and light black hair. 
    World War I Draft Registration Card
    World War I Draft Registration Card
    Harold D. Akens
    Military Service 27 May 1918 
    U. S. Army - World War I
    Private First Class, Company E, 146th National Guard - Camp Upton Detachment Number 1, 146th Infantry, 37th Division.

    Embarked June 15, 1918 aboard the Leviathan from Hoboken, New Jersey. Embarked from Brest, France March 23, 1919 aboard the Aquitania.

    Served from 11 Co 2 Tng Bn 155 Dep Brig to May 27, 1918 then Company E 146 Infantry to discharge. Promoted to Private First Class June 10, 1918.

    Engagements: Avencourt Baccarat Sector; Avencourt Sector; Meuse-Argonne; Pannes Sector; Ypres Lys Sector. Wounded slightly in action on September 28, 1918. Served overseas from June 15, 1918 until March 20, 1919. Was honorably discharged April 15, 1919.26 Feb 1895 
    Military Pension Card
    Military Pension Card
    Harold D. Akens
    Passenger Manifest for Camp Upton Detachment Number 1, 146th Infantry, 37th Division
    Passenger Manifest for Camp Upton Detachment Number 1, 146th Infantry, 37th Division
    He returned from Brest, France aboard the Aquitania March 23, 1919
    Leviathan Passenger Manifest for Company E, 146th Infantry National Guard
    Leviathan Passenger Manifest for Company E, 146th Infantry National Guard
    He was promoted to PFC June 10, 1918 and then embarked for overseas June 15, 1918 aboard the Leviathan - leaving from Hoboken, New Jersey.
    Census 1920  Linesville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    LnHholdGivenSurnameRelationGenderRaceBirthDateAgeStatusBirthPlaceBirthPlace
    of Father
    BirthPlace
    of Mother
    Immigration
    Year
    OccupationVeteranStreet
    92176Harold D.Akensheadmalewhite189624marriedOhioPennsylvaniaOhioretail merchant Penn Street
    93176Katherine R.Akenswifefemalewhite189723marriedPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvanianone
    94176JeanetteAkensdaughterfemalewhite19155singlePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvanianone
    95176LouiseAkensdaughterfemalewhite1 6/12singlePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvanianone
      Transcript ID is  dbid=9999&iid=3wxr_519   
    Census 1930  Linesville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    LnHholdGivenSurnameRelationGenderRaceBirthDateAgeStatusBirthPlaceBirthPlace
    of Father
    BirthPlace
    of Mother
    Immigration
    Year
    OccupationVeteranStreet
    86129HaroldAkenheadmalewhite189535marriedOhioPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniadry goods store merchant Penn Street
    87129KathrynAkenwifefemalewhite189634marriedPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvanianone
    88129JeannetteAkendaughterfemalewhite191515singlePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvanianone
    89129LouiseAkendaughterfemalewhite191911singlePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvanianone
    90129GeorgeStrattonfather-in-lawmalewhite185080widowedPennsylvaniaMaineNew Jerseynone
      Transcript ID is  dbid=9999&iid=mv9q_520   
    Census 1940  Linesville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    LnHholdGivenSurnameRelationGenderRaceBirthDateAgeStatusBirthPlaceBirthPlace
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    of Mother
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    OccupationVeteranStreet
    17217D.M.Akensheadmalewhite186773widowedPennsylvaniageneral store owner West Erie Street
    18217HaroldAkenssonmalewhite189545widowedOhioUS Postmaster
      Transcript ID is  dbid=9999&iid=nz1y_521   
    Draft Registration 27 Apr 1942  Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Harold registered for the World War II draft April 27, 1942 in Meadville while he was employed as the Linesville Post Master. At that time he was 6' tall and weighed 155# with brown eyes, black hair and a light complexion. A scar on his left chin was noted. 
    World War II Draft Registration Card
    World War II Draft Registration Card
    Harold D. Akens
    Died 2 Mar 1979  Melbourne, Brevard County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • from the records of the William H. Houghton Funeral Home:
      Harold D. (Hack) Akens
      Harold D. Akens, 84, 114 E. Lagoon St., Melbourne, Fla., formerly of Linesville, died of natural causes Friday, March 2, 1979.
      He was born in Padanaram, Ohio, Feb. 26, 1895, a son of David M. and Hattie Thompson Akens. He formerly was married to Katherine Stratton, who died in 1936, and to Margaret Rose Hirtner, who died in 1965. He subsequently married Mary B. Akens, Melbourne.
      Akens was a Linesville postmaster from 1935 to 1965. He attended the Linesville Universalist Church, was the first commander of Linesville American Legion, served in the U.S. Army during World War I and was a past member of the Linesville Volunteer Fire Department.
      In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Louise Buck, Columbus, Ohio, and Jeanette Forrest, LaMarque, Texas; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
      Following cremation in Melbourne, Linesville American Legion will conduct memorial services Saturday, March 10, at 1 p.m. at the William H. Houghton Funeral Home, Linesville. Interment will be at Linesville Cemetery.
    Age 84 years 
    Buried 10 Mar 1979  Linesville Cemetery, Linesville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Section H, Lot 199, Grave 2
    Akens, Harold D.
    Akens, Harold D.
    1895-1979
    Plot: Section H, Lot 199, Grave 2
    Akens, Harold and Margaret
    Akens, Harold and Margaret
    this is a cenotaph (memorial marker only) for Harold in St. Philip's Cemetery where his second wife, Margaret is buried, as he is actually buried in Linesville Cemetery
    Plot: Row 14
    Cremation Burial Permit
    Cremation Burial Permit
    Harold D. Akens
    Person ID I18033  Local Families
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2019 

    Father David Morrison Akens,   b. 24 Jun 1866, South Shenango Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1951, Linesville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Hattie L. Thompson,   b. 25 Feb 1873, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1923, Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Family ID F6140  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Kathryn Rebecca Claybaugh Stratton,   b. 24 Apr 1896, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1938, Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 11 Apr 1914  Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. E. Jeannette Akens,   b. 1914, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2001  (Age 87 years)
     2. Miriam Louise Akens,   b. 1918, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 2000, Westlake, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F6137  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Rose Hirtner,   b. 13 Apr 1902, Lorain County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1965, Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 27 Apr 1957 
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2011 
    Family ID F6138  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Mary B. Unknown,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2001 
    Family ID F6139  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    List of Appointed Linesville Post Masters<br>from 1931 to 1967
    List of Appointed Linesville Post Masters
    from 1931 to 1967


    Marriage Records
    West Virginia Marriage License
    West Virginia Marriage License
    for Harold D. Akens and Kathryn Stratton