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ACKLEY, Russel J. 1835-1926


Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 8/20/2012 at 01:15:51

R. J. Ackley was born in Otsego County, N. Y., in 1835. He was the sixth child of James and Nancy Ackley. When Mr. Ackley came to Iowa he was twenty years of age, it being in 1855. He located in Marble Rock. He spent the summer of 1855 traveling in Minnesota looking at the country; afterward clerked in a store nearly a year in Marble Rock; the year following worked at the carpenter’s trade.

The winter of 1860 he taught school in Rock Grove, where he made the acquaintance of Mr. Gaylord. From this date till 1870 he was principally engaged in farming, though he worked at the trade of carpenter some of the time. In 1870 he went into the hotel business and ran the Marble Rock Hotel nearly a year.

The year following he clerked for Shepardson & Beelar, dry-goods merchants. The year following he resumed farming, at the expiration of which time he assumed the management of the elevator and continued at it three years. He again engaged in farming and continued at it until 1879, when he took charge of the Beelar House and ran it nearly two years.

Mr. Ackley was married, July 6, 1861, to Miss Maria J. Baltimore, daughter of Ashbury Baltimore. They had six children – Ella Irene, Viva Estell, Nancy Isabel, Ashbury J., Bertha May and Nellie Ethel.

Russell died on 8 March 1927 in Marble Rock, Floyd , Iowa. He was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Marble Rock.

Maria Jane Baltimore was born on December 25, 1840 in Ohio. She died on June 5,1912 in Marble Rock, Iowa.

[History of Floyd County, Iowa, 1882, and Ackley Genealogy: http://www.ackleygenealogy.com/htom1/james/b8875.htm]

Hillside Cemetery listing on IAGENWEB shows:
Ackley, Russel J.; 1834 -- 1926
Ackley, Maria J.; 25 Dec 1840 -- 5 June 1912

Photo from Marble Rock Museum -- showing Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Ackley on the occasion of their Golden Wedding Anniversary.


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