EDGAR W. AKIN, JR., cashier and one of the directors of the People's Bank of Carlisle, Indiana, was born June 28, 1883, in Carlisle, Indiana, son of Edgar W. Akin, Sr., and Susan M. (Wiggs) Akin. The father was born in Bloomington, July 17, 1853, and the mother was a native of Kentucky, born May 20, 1852. Both parents of Mr. Akin are residing in Carlisle. (See sketch of C. T. Akin, in this work.)

Edgar W. Akin, Sr., was engaged in business with Charles T. Akin at Carlisle until about 1892. During that year he, with Josiah T. and Charles T. Akin, organized the People's Bank of Carlisle, with a capital stock of $25,000, and Edgar W. Akin, Sr., has been its president ever since. In 1902 the institution was reorganized and the stock increased to $35,000, and again in 1907 increased to $50,000. Politically, Edgar W. Akin, Sr., is a Democrat, and in fraternal connection is a worthy member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Carlisle. His wife is the daughter of Lorenzo D. Wiggs and wife, who were natives of Kentucky, emigrating to Carlisle in the fifties and conducted a hotel and a store there. They both died at Carlisle. They reared three children: H. R. Wiggs, residing at Carlisle; Susan M. (Mrs. Akin); Lillian, deceased. Mr. and .Mrs. Akin are members of the Christian church, of which he has been a trustee for a number of years.

The three children of this couple are: Elouise, born May 20, 1876, now wife of James McConnell, residing at Carlisle: she was educated in Oxford College, Oxford. Ohio, and also attended a private college (Cotes) at Terre Haute, Indiana, and she took a literary course in both schools named; the second child died in infancy, and Edgar W., Jr., is the youngest. He was reared in Carlisle and attended the common schools, after which he entered the Culver Military Academy, in 1898. In 1900 he entered Lake Forest Academy, at Lake Forest, Illinois, and graduated with the class of 1902. He passed from the last named educational institution into Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, where he spent one year, and then returned to Carlisle and began clerking in the People's Bank. This was in 1903, and he continued as a clerk until 1905, when he became cashier, which position of trust he still holds.

Edgar W. Akin, Jr., was married September 14, 1904, to Elizabeth Irma Galt, born in Sterling, Illinois, a daughter of John M. and Elizabeth (McPherran) Galt, both natives of Illinois. The father is deceased and the mother lives in Sterling, Illinois. The father was engaged in the banking business. Mrs. Akin was educated in the public schools of Sterling and later graduated from Ferry Hall Seminary, at Lake Forest, Illinois, with the class of 1902. She then went to Smith College, at Northampton, Massachusetts, where she spent two years; she is a member of the Presbyterian church.