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Sources
1. Page:   Database online.
Source:   S2898
2. Source:   S2072
3. Title:   Public Member Trees
Page:   Database online.
Publication:   Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;
Source:   S2898
Author:   Ancestry.com
RepositoryId:   R1
Name:   www.ancestry.com
Givenname:   www.ancestry.com
Link:   http://www.ancestry.com
4. Title:   Public Member Trees
Page:   Database online.
Publication:   Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;
Source:   S2898
Author:   Ancestry.com
RepositoryId:   R1
Name:   www.ancestry.com
Givenname:   www.ancestry.com
Link:   http://www.ancestry.com
5. Title:   Public Member Trees
Page:   Database online.
Publication:   Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;
Source:   S2898
Author:   Ancestry.com
RepositoryId:   R1
Name:   www.ancestry.com
Givenname:   www.ancestry.com
Link:   http://www.ancestry.com
6. Title:   Public Member Trees
Page:   Database online.
Publication:   Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;
Source:   S2898
Author:   Ancestry.com
RepositoryId:   R1
Name:   www.ancestry.com
Givenname:   www.ancestry.com
Link:   http://www.ancestry.com
7. Title:   Public Member Trees
Page:   Database online.
Publication:   Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;
Source:   S2898
Author:   Ancestry.com
RepositoryId:   R1
Name:   www.ancestry.com
Givenname:   www.ancestry.com
Link:   http://www.ancestry.com
8. Title:   Public Member Trees
Page:   Database online.
Publication:   Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;
Source:   S2898
Author:   Ancestry.com
RepositoryId:   R1
Name:   www.ancestry.com
Givenname:   www.ancestry.com
Link:   http://www.ancestry.com
9. Title:   Public Member Trees
Page:   Database online.
Publication:   Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;
Source:   S2898
Author:   Ancestry.com
RepositoryId:   R1
Name:   www.ancestry.com
Givenname:   www.ancestry.com
Link:   http://www.ancestry.com
10. Title:   Public Member Trees
Page:   Database online.
Publication:   Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;
Source:   S2898
Author:   Ancestry.com
RepositoryId:   R1
Name:   www.ancestry.com
Givenname:   www.ancestry.com
Link:   http://www.ancestry.com
11. Title:   Bertha Ward Burton's Account of the Ward Family of Lee Co., VA
Publication:   Name: Handwritten manuscript of the Ward Family of Lee Co., VA; Location: Cathy Burton Shelton, Jonesborough, TN;
Source:   S501
Author:   Bertha Ward Burton
Note continued:   Source Medium: Manuscript <p> Written in her own hand towards the end of a very long life; deceased matriarch of Ward Family of Lee County, VA <p>

Notes
a. Note:   Carl Akers served in the Infantry in Europe during World War II. After returning from the war Carl and Helen settled, with his family, in Toledo, Ohio. There they started a small drycleaning business. Carl handled the cleaning and pressing, while Helen handled the customers and finances. Together they made a phenomenal team and grew Carl's Cleaners into one of the finest and largest drycleaning establishments in Toledo. Carl was very proud of being a Veteran and was an active member of the American Legion and VFW. Carl had a terrific sense of humor and a fondness for good whiskey. He worked hard and he played hard. When Helen and Carl lost their only child in an ectopic pregnancy and Helen was rendered unable to bear children, they adoped a beautiful little girl, Linda Jo, who became the apple of Carl's eye. He was always very proud of Linda Jo and loved to show her off to his friends.
U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 Record about Carl Akers Name: Carl Akers Birth Year: 1916 Race: White, citizen Nativity State or Country: Kentucky State: Ohio County or City: Lucas Enlistment Date: 27 Mar 1943 Enlistment State: Ohio Enlistment City: Camp Perry Lacarne Branch: No branch assignment Branch Code: No branch assignment Grade Code: Private Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men) Source: Civil Life Education: Grammar school Marital Status: Married Height: 09 Weight: 096
Carl Akers and his wife, Helen Castle Akers, established Carl's Cleaners on Oak Street in Toledo, Ohio, after the war and made it into a thriving business. Carl worked the cleaning equipment and presses while Helen handled the customers and bookkeeping. They had several small dogs that were like children to them until they adopted Linda Jo. Carl had a changeable personality, one moment he would be happy and gregarious and the next he could be brooding and mean. He and Helen liked to drink and both could be considered to have been alcoholics. When Helen was young, she was Betty Grable beautiful with her long blonde hair and long legs and stylish looks. Carl may have been jealous of Helen's winning personality and beauty, afraid she might leave him for another man. Helen did separate from Carl when she was older and ran off to her family in southwest Virginia and east Tennessee. Carl soon came and got her and took her back to Ohio. I can't say that Helen was ever very happy after that.



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