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William Sherman Ackley
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Birth: Jun. 19, 1925
Pawnee County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Apr. 24, 2004
Lake Charles
Calcasieu Parish
Louisiana, USA

PARENTS: Dennis F. "Pete" & Alice Marie (Besser) Ackley lived in Keystone at the time of his birth. The town's location is now under Keystone Lake outside of Tulsa. His paternal grandparents were Sherman & Martha (Garoutte) Ackley, originally from Pennsylvania and Missouri. Their final resting places are in Pawnee County, OK (and on Findagrave).

SPOUSE: Rosemary Kirkwood married Bill on September 20, 1948. She preceded him in death in 1998. He was survived by three children, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Bill Ackley was a talented man with many interests. After getting his Masters in Education in 1966, he taught in Nowata and Pawhuska, Oklahoma schools. He will long be remembered as a popular teacher, as he made his courses come alive for students. Among his hobbies, he was a fiddler/musician, a ham radio operator, and a pilot. His obit states: "Over the years he had four different airplanes. His most accomplished flying incident was when he landed his cousin's airplane on the Will Rogers' turnpike, between cars, after the propeller had broken."

--Obit: 5/12/2004 Pawhuska Journal-Capital, Pawhuska, Osage , Oklahoma. 
 
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 Parents:
  Dennis Flynn Ackley (1900 - 1991)
  Alice Marie Besser Ackley (1907 - 1930)
 
 Spouse:
  Rosemary Lea Kirkwood Ackley (1929 - 1998)*
 
 Sibling:
  William Sherman Ackley (1925 - 2004)
  Thomas Albert Ackley (1930 - 1999)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pawhuska City Cemetery
Pawhuska
Osage County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: Norton
Record added: May 12, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10953314
William Sherman Ackley
Added by: Doris Ackley Caldwell
 
William Sherman Ackley
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