Born: September 10, 1866, Mercersburg, Pennsylvania.
Died: March 26, 1953, Bellwood, Pennsylvania.
Buried: Logan Valley Cemetery, Bellwood, Pennsylvania.
Lizzie was the daughter of min-is-ter Joseph Benson Akers (1829–1889) of the Methodist Central Pennsylvania Conference, and Henrietta Galligher.
Her mother died when she was seven years old, and she developed juvenile arthritis in her lower extremities at age 11.
Graduating from Williamsport Dickinson Seminary (now Lycoming College) in 1885, she settled in Bellwood, Pennsylvania, and worked for the Altoona Tribune for three decades.
She then worked as the Bellwood tax collector, and as a seamstress.
Finally, she served in the Cradle Roll Department at the Bellwood Methodist Church for 64 years.
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