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 Walter Irving Staley

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Walter Irving Staley

Birth
Waterville, Marshall County, Kansas, USA
Death 2 Jan 1940 (aged 70)
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Burial Salem, Marion County, Oregon, USA
Memorial ID 93536846 View Source
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Prof. W.I. Staley Called by Death
Half-Century President of Capital Business College Dies
Nearing the end of 50 years as president and owner of the Capital business college, Prof. W. I. Staley died at the Portland Sanitarium Tuesday morning at the age of 70 years. He had been ill for some time and was taken to Portland for treatment several days ago.
Professor Staley came from Iowa in 1889 and was employed as an instructor in the college before he became its owner in April, 1890. It was then located over the old First National bank at Chemeketa and Commercial streets.
Professor Staley was noted for his interest in civic affairs, as president of the YMCA for more than 30 years until the time of his death, as former president of the Salem Rotary club and a member of the chamber of commerce and the board of trade which preceded it. He was for some time superintendent of the First Congregational church Sunday school. He was a member of the Elks Lodge.
Staley was one of three YMCA presidents since the founding of the organization in 1892. During his term, the present building on Court street was constructed and much of the expansion of Y activities took place. Early in its history, a public employment agency was founded and continued for about 12 years.
He was also instrumental in the development of the mining district on the little north fork of the Santiam river. He owned a large fruit farm in the Waldo Hills district and was for a time secretary-treasurer of the Oregon Growers association.
W. I. Staley was born in Iowa, April 25, 1869. His widow was Miss Nell Roberts before her marriage. She is a sister of John J. Roberts of Salem.
Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Edward Reinhart, and a son, Paul Staley, both of New York, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held in the chapel of the W. T. Rigdon Company, Thursday, January 4, at 10 a.m., Rev. Robert A. Hutchinson officiating. Private entombment at Mt. Crest Abbey mausoleum. (The Oregon Statesman, Salem, OR 1-3-1940)


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  • Created by: Nancy Stout
  • Added: 13 Jul 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 93536846
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/93536846/walter-irving-staley : accessed ), memorial page for Walter Irving Staley (25 Apr 1869–2 Jan 1940), Find a Grave Memorial ID 93536846, citing Mount Crest Abbey Mausoleum, Salem, Marion County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Nancy Stout (contributor 47697610) .