|February 20, 1913
Thomas Akers Died Seated in A Chair
Thomas Akers one of the best carpenters of this city and a resident of Hecla street between Second and Fourth strees died about noon today while seated in a chair at his home. Death was due to heart trouble, from which Mr. Akers had been a sufferer for the past few years, but which was not thought to be serious until his death came so suddenly today. Mr. Akers was a business visitor up in the city this morning and conversed with friends, returned home and after eating two apples seated himeself in a chair and did not partake of dinner, saying he was not hungry. It was only shortly after the dinner hour that his condition became suddenly grave, and his death resulted shortly after a change in his position in the chair was observed by the loved ones nearby. His beloved wife and other relatives hurried to his side but it was seen that life had fled and although medical aid was summoned as a precaution, it was needless.
The deceased was born in old Virginia 69 years ago and came to this city when quite young, during the days of the Civil war. He was born in Bristol, Ten-Vir. Forty two years ago he was married to Miss Agnes Blackwell to which union several children were born. While in Ironton he was occupied in the work of building and many of the frame dwellings now in this city, were the result of his handiwork. His ability in that like was unquestioned and he was respected as an honest, industrious workman. He was a member of the Christian church.
Arthur of Youngstown, Lonie and Will of this city, Mrs. Daisy Poole of this city and Mrs. Richard Owens of Williamson are the sons and daughters surviving. The funeral servies will be held Sunday, but the time and place has not been decided upon as yet. Gholson Bros. have charge of the remains.