William James Acker was the son of Rose Hannigan and Henry Edgar Acker. His story began with his birth in February 1897 and gets more interesting as he grows up. Read more to find out about the life he led.
In researching our family tree, only four of the first generation siblings went on to raise families: Mary, Rosanna, John and Denis. To that point, I think we have exhausted those lines of descendants for my grandfather’s generation, and possibly even to my father’s generation. It is only the descendants of my current generation that … [Read more…]
In the 1880 US Census report for New York City, the family of Patrick Hannigan was enumerated on June 8, 1880 while living on 149th Street. In the enumeration, there were five children listed: Mary (11); Cornelius (9); James (7); Lizzie (5) and Rosanna (3). A sixth child, my great-grandfather, was born that day. The … [Read more…]