Joseph Francis Akerman


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Paul Dorey

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Akerman J was my great grandfather and I was most surprised when I visited Halifax recently to find that his body had been recovered. We had always assumed he went down with the Ship. It doesn't seem to be noted anywhere that Akerman A who also perished was his brother.

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Alan Akerman [ grandson ]

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Re: Joseph Francis Akerman

it appears the name on the headstone is incorrectly spelt ie Ackerman and not Akerman
Can this be corrected after all this time, I would like to think it could for the benefit of all his grand great grand and great great children and all future generations.
 

Ernie Luck

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>>Re: Joseph Francis Akerman<<

I doubt whether the headstone could be amended now. I would not be too concerned; when you get into genealogy you realise that the general academic standard was so poor that names were being spelt wrongly all the time.
 

Bob Godfrey

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Standard spellings even of names are in any case a fairly recent development. Nineteenth century records like census returns and birth certificates often have names spelled at the whim of a particular clerk who needed to record details of people who were themselves illiterate and to whom the question "How do you spell that?" meant nothing.
 
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William Frank Akerman was my father he was the son of Joseph Francis Akerman and my Mother & Father had 5 children ie Beryl,Brenda,Geoff,Ken and me Gordon
 

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