Biography of William A. Acker





Acker, William A., was born in Tonawanda, February 12, 1856, son of George Acker, who was a native of Pennsylvania. He came to Tonawanda when quite a young man and engaged in railroading, and, in 1855, married Margaret Spies, and moved to Batavia about 1868. W. A. Acker was educated in the public schools and afterward took a position under his father as locomotive fireman, and -for the past eighteen years has filled the position of engineer. In 1878, he married Theresa, daughter of Charles Erdman; they have one daughter, Gertrude. Mr. Acker has made his own way in the world, and is a faithful, trusted man. He is awake to the advancement of schools and other public interests, and performs the duties of citizenship to the approbation of his fellow townsmen.

Source:
Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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