ACKLEY, Charles T. 1826-1905
Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 1/9/2013 at 01:53:02
DEATH OF A PIONEER
C.T. ACKLEY SUCCUMBED TO CANCER OF THE STOMACH AT HIS HOME, 919 WALNUT STREET
WAS ILL ALL WINTER
Came to Waterloo in a Stage Coach
Nearly a Half Century Ago -
Funeral will be Sunday
Charles T. Ackley, a resident of Waterloo for a period of nearly forty-five years, passed away yesterday afternoon at 3:40 o'clock, at the age of 78 years. Deceased had suffered from cancer of the stomach since the early part of the winter, and for a number of weeks had been very low. The attending physician informed the relatives yesterday morning that Mr. Ackey could not survive longer than ten hours at the most, and the relatives were partially prepared for the end when it came. Deceased, had been in poor health for a number of years, but was not. seriously ill until about three months ago.
Mr. Ackley was a pioneer resident of Waterloo, having moved here in the early sixties. He took an active interest in the upbuilding of the city and did much to promote its growth. When Mr. Ackley first settled here, there were no railroads in this section and he was obliged to bring his family and household goods by stage from Dubuque. At the time of death he lived at 919 Walnut Street.
Charles T. Ackley was born May 27, 1826, at McDonough, New York, and lived there until coming to Waterloo. He made his home here, but took occasional trips to the old home and during the latter part of life the journey was taken regularly.
He was married in 1852 at the old home town, but the wife died about thirteen years ago. To them were born three daughters and one son: Misses Mary, Julia and May Ackley, all of whom reside in Waterloo, and George D. Ackley, who passed away ten years ago. The only other immediate relatives are a grandson and granddaughter, Leonard and Laura Ackley.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:15 o'clock from the residence, 919 Walnut Street, Rev., Earl officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
[Waterloo Daily Reporter, Saturday, April 29, 1905, Waterloo, Iowa]
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