|Birth: ||Nov. 7, 1918|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 20, 2001|
New Hampshire, USA
William K. Ackroyd, 82, of Hampton Falls NH, died Feb. 20, 2001, at Exeter Healthcare in Exeter NH. He was born Nov. 7, 1918, in Liberty NY, the son of the late William E. and Minnie (Kidd) Ackroyd. He resided in Park Ridge NJ before moving to Hampton Falls after his retirement. He spent his summers on Great Pond in Belgrade Lakes ME for more than 40 years.
He was a 1937 graduate of White Plains (NY) High School and attended Columbia (NY) School of Banking. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 16th Infantry of the First Division. He was among the first wave of men participating in the invasion of Normandy and was the recipient of the Silver Star and Bronze Star.
Mr. Ackroyd was a mortgage consultant for the former Union Square Savings Bank, New York NY, retiring in 1963 after 25 years of service. After moving to Hampton Falls he owned and operated The Other Christmas Tree Farm. He was a member and former deacon of Exeter Congregational Church; founding member of the New Hampshire Farm Museum in Milton; member of the Hampton Falls Historical Society; member of the board of directors of the Helen Batchelder Scholarship Fund; an overseer at Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth NH; and member and meeting chairman of Early American Industries, an international association of collectors of antique tools, and co-authored the history of that association. Mr. Ackroyd's generosity to Hampton Falls included the donation of more than 60 acres of conservation land.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Claudine (Fuller) Ackroyd; son Charles F. Ackroyd of West Milford NJ; daughter Vickie Ackroyd of Hampton Falls; and four grandchildren.
(Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, Hampton NH)
Claudine F. Fuller Ackroyd (1919 - 2006)*
Congregational Church Burial Ground
New Hampshire, USA
Created by: DogMama08
Record added: Jul 04, 2012
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