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Charles Newton Ackley
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Birth: Mar. 4, 1872
Johnson County
Iowa, USA
Death: Oct. 6, 1950

Father: John B. Ackley (1845-1933)
Mother: Sarah Ann (Bowden) Ackley (1846-1921)

Siblings:
George Edward Ackley (1869-1933)
Daisy M. (Ackley) Plank (1875-1982)
John B. Ackley (1877-1955)

Wife: Elsie Ann (Hall) Ackley (married Nov 16, 1896)(1878-1965)

Children:
Claude C. Ackley (1898-1974)
Anna Beryl (Ackley) Bennett (1903-1979)
Mae/May (Mrs. George) Downs (born approx 1903 in WA)
Charles O. Ackley (1907-1960)

1900 US Census has the following in the household in Pickering, Mason County, WA: Charles M. Achley (age 28), Elsie A. Achley (age 22) and Claud C. Achley (age 1). This states that Charles and Elsie were married in the year 1897.

1920 US Census shows the following in the household in Burdoin Heights, Klickitat County, WA: Charles M. Ackley (age 46), Elsie Ackley (age 41), Claude Ackley (age 21), Beryl (age 16) and Charles Ackley (age 12).

1930 US Census shows the following in the household in White Salmon, Klickitat County, WA: Charles N. Ackley (age 57), Elsie Ackley (age 52), George J. Downs (age 36), May Downs (age 27), Howard N. Downs (age 9), Dora Joyce Downs (age 7) and Marjorie G. Downs (age 2 years and 9 months).

The Enterprise, White Salmon, WA., October 13, 1950, page 6

Charles Newton Ackley was born March 4, 1872 on a farm near Iowa City, in Johnson County, Iowa. He was the second son of John B. Ackley and Sarah Ann Bowden Ackley.
His father, John Ackley, was a veteran of the War between the States, endowed with the restless spirit that moved the pioneers westward across the Great Plains. Young Charles Newton's boyhood therefore was spent in various localities where the family stayed for a time until a fresh move would place them in new surroundings among new acquaintances.
It was near the place of his birth that Charles Newton Ackley met and wed his lifetime partner, Elsie Ann Hall, on November 16, 1896. Two years later the young couple moved to the new State of Washington, staying for a time in Olympia. Then in 1902 they took up homestead land in what is now the Mountain Brook community where John B. Ackley and his two other sons and his son-in-law settled at the same time.
In the raw backwoods of that day cattle trails became roads, great trees had to be cut before a rod of ground could be plowed; fences to keep range stock from the garden patch were built from split rails -- all these tasks and many more called for hard hand labor.
To support a growing family it was necessary to work away from the homestead which alone could not supply their needs from the small acreage that could be cleared each year from the surrounding forest. But there was much to be done in opening the great reaches of the timberland for settlement. That became Mr. Ackley's life work. As road boss, or sawmill operator, logger or trucker, he became widely known to many as "Newt" Ackley. He was for forty years a member of the Masonic Order. His kindly humor and open-handed generosity will be remembered by all who knew him.
After an illness of two months Mr. Ackley passed away on the morning of October 6, 1950 at the age of 78 years, 7 months and two days. surviving are his widow Elsie Anna Ackley; a sister, Mrs. D.W. Plank of White Salmon; a brother, John B. Ackley of Kerby, Oregon. Also left to mourn his passing are four children; Claude C. Ackley, White Salmon, Mrs. George Downs, Hubbard, Oregon; Mrs. Allen Bennett, White Salmon; Charles O. Ackley, Bingen together with sixteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Charles Newton Ackley was one of that band of pioneers to open Klickitat County for civilization. May his spirit rest in peace.

 
 
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 Parents:
  John Ackley (1845 - 1933)
  Sarah Ann Bowden Ackley (1846 - 1921)
 
 Spouse:
  Elsie Ann Hall Ackley (1878 - 1965)*
 
 Children:
  Claude C. Ackley (1898 - 1974)*
  Anna Beryl Ackley Bennett (1903 - 1979)*
  Charles O. Ackley (1907 - 1960)*
 
 Siblings:
  George Edward Ackley (1869 - 1933)*
  Charles Newton Ackley (1872 - 1950)
  Daisy M. Ackley Plank (1875 - 1982)*
  John B. Ackley (1877 - 1955)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
West Klickitat District 01 Cemetery
White Salmon
Klickitat County
Washington, USA
 
Created by: Fred
Record added: Dec 26, 2008
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Charles Newton Ackley
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