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Weta and Lela Acker Scrapbook

Identifier: A-0298


  • Creation: 1899

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Lela Acker was born c.1871 to Judge Walter P. Acker (1844-1933) and Flora Adams Acker (1849-1874). Lela married W. A. Ingram in 1892 and died in 1931 at the age of 60.

When Flora died, Judge Acker re-married to Elizabeth Berry Acker (1854-1913). Weta Acker was born in 1881 at Lampasas, Texas. She attended the Ward Seminary for Young Ladies in Nashville, Tennessee. The school used the grounds of the former Acklen estate and mansion that belonged to Adelicia Hayes Franklin Acklen, with a quadrangle of academic and residential buildings erected over time on the front lawn. The seminary was regarded as a prestigious "finishing school" by the more aristocratic families of Middle Tennessee, although some students came from distant states. Weta graduated in 1899 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and returned home to Texas. She married William Carl Knowles of Palestine, Texas in 1908. Weta was an active member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and attended the 13th Annual Convention (1908), held in Terrell, Texas. In 1932, the couple lived in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio where her husband worked as an insurance salesman for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.

Weta got re-married March 26th, 1951 in Los Angeles, California to Jesse Raymond Beaver. She died in 1976 at the age of 95.

Source Information:

'Proceedings of the 13th Annual Convention of the Texas Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy'. GoogleBooks. Accessed 13 February 2018. Year: 1930; Census Place: Cleveland Heights, Cuyahoga, Ohio; Roll: 1784; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0571; FHL microfilm: 2341518; U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995.


0.20 Cubic Feet


This collection consists of a single scrapbook described in one folder and housed with other collections in a banker's box.

Guide to the Weta and Lela Acker Scrapbook
Gretchen Patterson wrote the historical note.
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository