Martha Margaret "Marguerite" Akard (born Watkins)

Born:Apr 10 1912 In:  Linton, Greene, Indiana
Died:Sep 19 1982 (at age 70)In:  Vincennes, Knox, Indiana, USA


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Immediate family

George Charles Akard
Her husband
Jacqueline Ann Robinson (born Akard)
Her daughter
Patricia Jean Plant (born Akard)
Her daughter
<Private> Short (born Akard)
Her child
<Private> Akard III
Her child
Adam Henry Watkins
Her father
Grace Pearl Watkins (born Arthur)
Her mother
Mary Arreatue "Rita" Jackson (born Watkins)
Her sister
Adam A. "Bud" Watkins
Her brother
George Richard (Dick) Watkins
Her brother
<Private> Watkins
Her sibling




TV shows: soap operas, late night movies
Getaways: fishing

Contact information

Center Township, Indianapolis, Ward 15, Marion, Indiana

Personal info

Nationalities: Scot, English
Height: 4
Weight: 11
Hair color: Blond
Physical description: She wore half size dresses

Source citations

Source: Find a Grave
Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Citation text:
Martha M Akard Watkins
Birth: Apr 10 1912
Death: Sep 19 1982
Cemetery: Centerton Cemetery, Indiana, USA
Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Citation text:

Martha Margaerite Watkins
Gender: Female
Birth: Apr 10 1912 - Linton,Greene,Indiana
Residence: 1940 - Center Township, Indianapolis, Ward 15, Marion, Indiana
Death: Sep 19 1982
Parents: Adam Watkins, Grace Arthur
Husband: George Charles Akard
Children: Patricia Akard, Jacqueline Akard

Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Citation text:

Martha Margaret Akard (born Watkins)
Alias name: Marguerite
Gender: Female
Residence: Petersburg, Pike, Indiana, United States
Birth: Apr 10 1912 - Linton, Greene, IN, USA
Occupation: Housewife
Death: Sep 19 1982
Burial: Sep 22 1982 - Centerton, Morgan, IN, USA
Father: Adam Henry Watkins
Mother: Grace Pearl Watkins (born Arthur)
Husband: George Charles Akard
Children: Jacqueline Ann Robinson (born Akard), <Private> Plant (born Akard), <Private> Short (born Akard), John Louis Akard, III


Marguerite was born on the day the Titanic set off on its only voyage. She was raise Roman Catholic. She left the church when she married George Charles Akard. The Priest did not approve of their wedding taking place in City Hall. He also thought that they should have had a longer engagement.. They met 42 days before the wedding. The story went that it would not last, he drank too much and she was too young. I think 52 years was a fair amount of time. They got married a few months before the Great Depression started.

When their son, John, found his mother's rather ornate birth certificate in about 1955, he asked his mother why the birth certifcate said Margeret rather than Marguerite. She said the Doctor couldn't spell right. His Dad overheard this and said that he would need to go to every place he had listed Mom's name and change the spelling. Life insurance, will, name of next of kin at work are only a few of the places. He only had to replace the middle name with her initial.

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