Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - Margaret (Smith) Akin & Donald Akin

Margaret Florence Smith Akin Racine Wisconsin West Lawn Memorial Park

Donald Akin Racine Wisconsin Florida West Lawn Memorial Park

Today's Tombstone Tuesday post features two relatives I don't know anything about other than from the records I've found in my research: Margaret Florence (Smith) Akin and her husband Donald George Akin. Margaret was born 23 Sep 1922 in Racine, Wisconsin and died 30 Dec 2009, also in Racine. Donald was born 26 Aug 1920 in Wisconsin and died 10 Apr 1993 in Pasco County, Florida. Donald worked as a stone cutter and served in the Army from 1943 to 1946. Margaret worked at the First National Bank, and according to her obituary, really loved dogs.

Margaret's parents were Raymond James Smith and Martha Margaret (Gotsche) Smith. Martha Smith was the sister of my great-grandfather Elmer Ferdinand Gotsche, making Margaret my grandmother's first cousin and my first cousin twice removed.

Margaret and Donald are buried side by side at West Lawn Memorial Park in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin.

Margaret Smith Akin Donald Akin Racine Wisconsin Florida West Lawn Memorial Park

Margaret and Donald's Find A Grave memorials are #46247703 and #112991169.

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