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BIOGRAPHY: William Proncy Acker born August 17, 1868





Cherokee and Calhoun County, Alabama

William Proncy Acker was a lawyer, legislator and banker. He was born August 17, 1868, at Spring Garden, Cherokee County, the son of William Sutherland and Harriet Elizabeth (White) Acker.

William received his education at the public schools of the state and Oxford college, Oxford, from which he was graduated B. A. in 1886 and taught in the public schools of Alabama 1887-89. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1889. He moved to Anniston, Alabama and became actively engaged in practicing his profession.

In 1918, he was elected to the state senate in 1918; served as chairman of the judiciary committee and committee on rules during the session of 1919. He was president of the Anniston National Bank in 1918 and was a director of a number of industrial incorporations. William was a member of the American Bar Association and the Alabama State Bar Association.

Mr. Acker was a Democrat; a Knight of Pythias, and served as a member of the Grand Tribunal of the Grand Lodge of Alabama. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South and appointed by the North Alabama conference as a member of the joint commission of the Alabama and North Alabama conferences to unify the educational institutions of the two conferences. He also became a trustee of the Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham.

On July 2, 1902 at Perdue Hill, William married Mary Agee. She died in 1911 and he married 2nd Mrs. Annie Smith McElreath at Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi on Feb. 7, 1917.

He had the following known children

  1. William P. Acker, Jr.,
  2. Marie Acker,
  3. Jeanne Acker and resided in Anniston in 1918.

William Prouncey Acker died December 3, 1928 and is buried in Edgemont Cemetery, Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama along with his second wife.


  1. History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography, Volume 3 By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen, p. 7
  2. 1920 census Calhoun County, Alabama
  3. Find A Grave Memorial # 41352893 # 41352894

More Ancestry and Genealogy information on Elisha David Acker can be found in the book  William Acker (1770-1793) Alabama and other Southern Descendants

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