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Biography: Paul Jerome Morris Acker born December 12, 1870

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Mobile, Alabama

Paul Jerome Morris Acker was a physician in Mobile, Alabama. He was born Dec. 12, 1870, in Mobile, Alabama to Herbert Franklin and Mary Elizabeth (Marsh) Acker.

He attended Mobile schools and received a diploma from Barton Academy in Mobile in 1866. He was “the first boy to complete his high school education there since the War Between the States.” He earned his bachelor and medical degrees from the University of Alabama where he was later a lecturer and demonstrator of surgical and other procedures. Paul entered his medical practice in 1892 in Mobile, Alabama.

Paul married Annie Elma Hunter (b. Aug. 22, 1876 Ireland – d. Jun 2, 1962). They had two known children;

  1. Marian Acker born May 16, 1906, died September 10, 1993. Marian married John Ritchie MacPherson (b. Jun 7, 1898 Scotland – d. Feb. 16, 1955 Mobile, Alabama.
  2. Annie Hunter Acker (b. Mar 19, 1910 Mobile, Alabama) married Ernest Vernon Stabler (b. Jun 24, 1904 Thorsby, Chilton Co., AL)

Paul Jerome Morris Acker passed away at the age of 82 on Nov. 28, 1953 in Mobile, Alabama. According to his obituary, Dr. Acker was chief of staff at City Hospital in Mobile, Alabama for twenty-seven years, Mobile County Health officer for 25 years and consulting surgeon of the U. S. Marine Hospital in Mobile for almost 50 years.


  1. History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography, Volume 3 By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen, p. 7
  2. FINDAGRAVE.COM #60734368

This biography and Paul Jerome’s ancestry as well as many descendants  can be found in the  William Acker Family and Southern Descendants. 

This biography is also included in the E-book Biographies of Notable and Not-So-Notable Alabama Pioneers Volume VI

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