Person Page 1703
|Father||James Akey Jr1 b. 18 April 1822, d. 18 March 1901|
|Mother||Harriet Gregg1 b. 15 July 1835, d. 16 January 1911|
|Name Variation||Frank C Akey was also found as Cassius Franklin He was called Frank.
|Birth||2 June 1858||Frank C was born on 2 June 1858 at Ohio or
Indiana. Information from the 1870 census indicates that he was born in
Ohio but the 1860 census says that he was born in Indiana. On the 1900
census he claims that he was born in Ohio.1,2,3,4 From the self written story of the life of Frank that appeared in a
county History book he indicates that he was born in Zanesville. The
family lived there for a short time before moving to Allen county,
|CEN1860||29 June 1860||Frank C Akey appears on the 1860 census with James Akey Jr and Harriet Gregg
taken on 29 June 1860 in Adams township, Allen county, Indiana, where
James is 35 years old, a farmer with $2500 of real estate and $3500 of
personal property. (I ?? those numbers). He was born in Pennsylvannia.
Harriet is 24 and born in Pennsylvannia. This is not supported by other
census. Two children. Casius who is 2 and born in Indiana and Henry was to 4/12, therefore born in February of 1860.2
|Cen1870||24 July 1870||Frank C Akey appears on the 1870 census in the household of James Akey Jr
in Adams townshiip, Allen county, Indiana . James, the father, is 45
years old, born in PA, owns $5400 of real estate and $780 of personal
property. Wife is Harriet, who appears to be 26 but could be 36 or 46,
born in Ohio, There are 5 children in the household. Cannot read the
names but the oldest is 13 and born in Ohio and the youngest is 2.
After reading the 1880 census it is established that Mary was 10 on the
1870 and born in Ohio census, George was 8, born in Indiana.
James Edward was 4 born in Indiana, and Hester ?? Ellen was 2 born in
Indiana. The 13 year old was a male but name is not readible, likely Frank Cassius.5
Link to the story of the life of Frank Cassius as preserved by the family. Some of this may have been written by Frank himself. This is a MUST read.
|Marriage #1||14 Oct 1879||Frank C Akey married Tressie A McConaugh on the 14th of October 1879. On the 1900 census they claim to have been married for 20 years.3 Shortly
after they were married they moved to Bellefountaine, Logan county Ohio
where they remained for about 2 years before moving to New Haven,
On the 1880 census Frank appears as Franklin. He is 21, born in Ohio, father born in PA and mother born in Ohio. Wife is Tresesa 19, born in Indiana and father born in PA, not known where mother was born. They are living with Isaac Akey who is his uncle. Isaac is a brother to Frank's father, James Akey, Jr. They are in Lake township, Logan county, Ohio..
|1884||Frank worked in a stove factory for a while while they were
living in New Haven, Allen county, Indiana. He also had a part
interest in a tile factory. In addition, he served as town
marshall for a time
|1885||In 1885 Frank & his father James went west looking for
land to homestead. They found land in Wray Colorado.
Brother George and sister Mary and her husband also filed for
homesteads on adjoining land. They rented a "immigration car"
from the rail road for $150 and loaded their animals and household good
into this car. 2 Horses, 2 cows, 3 goats, 24 chickens, 100
bushels of potatoes, plows and harnesses. They left Indiana on 10
Feb 1887 and were on the road for 4 days and 4 nites. They
arrived in a blizzard. Not a good way to begin a new
adventure. He built a combination dug out and sod house and then
sent for his wife and two small sons. Read more of the trials of these first few years on the prairie here
|Cen1900||13 July 1900||Frank C Akey shows on the 1900 U.S. census in Glendale township, Arapahoe county, Colorado. Cassius is 41 years old, a farmer, born in Ohio,
father born in Pennsylvania and mother born in Ohio. Wife of 20 years
is Tressie, who is 39 years old, born in Indiana, father born in
Ireland and mother born in Pennsylvania. She has had two children and
both are in this household. Cassius A is 18, born in Indiana and in
school. James N. is 16 born in Indiana and in school.
Wife Tressie died in 1903.
|Marriage #2||13 Oct 1904||Frank C Akey married Dora V Gibson 13
Oct 1904 in Wray, Colorado. Dora was from Decatur, Indiana and Frank
from Wray, Colorado. Frank and Dora claim to have been married
for 6 years on the 1910 US. Census.3
|Cen1910||1910|| Frank C Akey shows on the U.S. Census for 1910 in West Wray, Yuma county, Colorado Frank is 53 years old, born in Indiana.
He is a Livestock dealer. Wife is Dora. This is a second marriage for
Frank and a first marriage for Dora. She is 35 years old. They have two
daughters. Myrtle who is 4 and Mildred who is 2.
Dora and Frank were divorced. Dora returned to Indiana with the children.
|Marriage #3||circa 1917||Frank C Akey married Matilda Ann "Tilda" Hagler wife #3 circa 1917.3,6,10
|Cen1920||20 January 1920||Frank C Akey shows on the 1920 U.S. census in
Malmberg School district, Gallatin county, Montana. Frank and his
oldest son Allen C are living together on a mortgaged farm with their
families. Frank is married to his 3rd wife, Tilda. Frank appears as
Cassius F on this census. He is 62 years old and born in Ohio.
Wife Tilda is 30 years old, born in Missouri. They have a daughter
Effie who is 1 11/12 years old so it appears that she was born about
Feb of 1918 in Montana. Son of Frank is Allen who is 38 years old, born in Indiana. Wife
Emma B. is 37, born in Iowa. They do not have any children but Earl
Alexander is 8 years old and listed as a nephew. He was born in
|Cen 1930||1930||Frank C Akey and Tilda Hagler
were found on the 1930 US census taken on in 1930 in at Grand Junction,
Mesa county, Colorado. Frank appears as Cassius F. Akey on this census.
He is 71 years old, born in OHIO. He owns a $3000 house but is not employed. Wife is Tilda who is 40 years old, born in Missouri. They have two children:
Effie who is 12 and born in Montana and Harold W who is 10 and born in Missouri. These two may not be the children of Frank but the step children or grand children.
|Death||5 August 1944|| Frank C died on 5 August 1944 at Ft Wayne, Allen county, Indiana at age 86.1,3,7
He was back in Indiana to see his new Grandson, William Acker, son of
Mildred Akey. He decided to go fishing and suffered a heart
attack and died. His body was accompanied back to Colorado by
daughter Myrtle for burial with his first wife Tressie.9
|Burial||Frank was buried in Grandview cemetery in West Wray, Colorado.7|
|Family 1||Tressie A McConaugh||b. 19 January 1861, d. 19 May 1903|
|1.||Allen Cassius Akey+ b. Oct 18813|
|2..||James Canova "Nova" Akey+ b. 17 Feb 1884, d. 19613|
|Family 2||Dora V Gibson|
|Children||1.||Myrtle I Akey b. 19068|
|2.||Mildred Akey b. c 19088|
|Family 3|| Tilda Hagler 10
|Children||1.||Effie M Akey b. 19186|
|2.||Harold Winfield Akey b. 23 Mar 1920, d. Feb 19823|
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Compiler: Pomala Black
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