5711. Sgt Charles Albert ACKLEY was born on 17 September 1917 in Washington, New York, United States.1126,1238,1664,1751,2290,2306 He appeared in the census between 1920 and 1940 in New York, United States. He was living in 1940 in Jackson, Washington, New York, United States.1664 living with parents On 21 May 1940 Charles was an Auto Mechanic Public Garage in Jackson, Washington, New York, United States.1664 On 2 April 1943he Enlisted in Albany, Albany, New York, United States Charles A Ackley
Name: Charles A Ackley
Birth Year: 1917
Race: White, citizen
Nativity State or Country: New York
State: New York
County or City: Washington
Enlistment Date: 2 Apr 1943
Enlistment State: New York
Enlistment City: Albany
Branch: No branch assignment
Branch Code: No branch assignment
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life
Education: 4 years of high school
Civil Occupation: Engineering Aide (Designated Field) or Sales Clerk
Marital Status: Married
On 28 March 1957 he was a Mayor in Cambridge, Washington, New York, United States.1631 Charles died from Imtracerebral Hematomd on 2 September 2005 at the age of 87 in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont, United States.1390,1751,2290 His Obituary appeared in the Post Star on 4 September 2005 in Glens Falls, Warren, New York, United States Cambridge u Charles Albert Ackley, 87, died suddenly, Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center after being stricken at his home. He was the husband of Vera (Morey) Ackley.
Born Sept. 17, 1917, on the Ackley Farm in the town of Jackson, he was the son of Charles Henry and Mamie (McCabe) Ackley.
He attended the Lauderdale schoolhouse and graduated from Cambridge High School, Class of 1936.
Charlie joined the U.S. Army and served on the hospital ship USS Hope during World War II as an NCO in charge of central supply.
Returning to Cambridge, he worked for O.K. Spurr at the funeral home and at the furniture store.
He attended Simmons Institute of Embalming in Syracuse and became a licensed New York state funeral director.
Charlie bought the furniture store in 1955 and ran it until 1975.
In 1965, he bought the ambulance service and funeral home.
He helped start the Cambridge Valley Rescue Squad in 1969, giving it his ambulance.
He retired from funeral service in 1996, selling the business to the Rosses, the current owners.
A staunch Republican, he served as the Chairman of the White Creek Republican Committee for 35 years. He also served on the County Committee and was Mayor of Cambridge from 1954 through 1957.
He was a member of Capt. Maxson Post No. 634 of the American Legion for nearly 60 years and a member of Cambridge-Salem Lodge No. 481 Free & Accepted Masons for over 60 years, serving as Master for two terms. He was also a member of the Royal Arch Chapter and the Calvary Commandery.
For 76 years, he was a member of the Embury United Methodist Church.
He was a member of the Woodlands Cemetery Board for many years, and served for 22 years on the Mary McClellan Hospital Board.
In his spare time, Charlie enjoyed writing songs (he had one published), singing and playing cymbals in the Cambridge Marching Band. He liked to spend time with his family, the "Breakfast Flakes" and at his camp on the Lauderdale farm.
His son-in-law, Bruce W. Bracken Jr., predeceased him on Sept. 4, 2004.
Along with his wife of 63 years, he is survived by two children, Charles H. Ackley and wife Debbie, of Queensbury, and Carol Ackley Bracken of Cambridge; a granddaughter and her husband, Erin and Bryan Genevick of Cambridge; two grandsons, Ryan and his wife, Elizabeth Winn Bracken, of Dayton, Ohio, and Philip Bracken of Cambridge; two great-grandsons, Daniel and Nathan Genevick; a sister Rachael M. Little of Pennsylvania; a brother and his wife, Francis and Cathy Ackley of Cambridge and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no public calling hours.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, Sept. 5, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the Embury United Methodist Church, 41 East Main St., Cambridge. Pastor Cal Whitam, a family friend, will officiate.
Burial will follow at Woodlands Cemetery.
Memorial donations would be greatly appreciated by the following: Cambridge Valley Rescue Squad. P. O. Box 52, Cambridge, NY , the Cambridge Band CCS Uniform Fund, c/o Pete Bell, 10 West Main St., Cambridge or Capt. Maxson Post No. 634.
In 1996, the year of Charlie's retirement, he was given a roast and the Village of Cambridge proclaimed October 19th as Charles A. Ackley Day. The Proclamation stated: "We celebrate this man who has given many years of dedicated, loyal service to his community, church and civic organizations. We celebrate his devotion to his family and his business; a man who possesses a robust sense of humor and has strength of character."
Charlie had a wonderful, positive spirit and sense of humor. He loved his family and friends and was always willing to serve others. We will greatly miss him. He was buried on 5 September 2005 in Woodlands Cemetery, Cambridge, Washington, New York, United States.1390,2290 He had Social Security Number 085-16-5016 NY. Charles served in the military WW II in the US Army.1390,2306
Sgt Charles Albert ACKLEY and Vera Irene MOREY were married between 21 September 1941 and January 1941.4125,4213 Vera Irene MOREY, daughter of Nelson MOREY and Mamie DUNCAN, was born on 29 March 1915 in Kiskatom, Greene, New York.1751,2290,4214 She died from cogestive heart disease on 26 January 2007 at the age of 91 in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont, United States.1751,2290,4214 Her Obituary appeared in the Bennington Banner on 29 January 2007 in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont, United States Vera Ackley
CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — Vera Irene Ackley, 91, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan, 26, 2007, at Bennington Health and Rehab where she had been a resident for several years. She was the widow of Charles A. Ackley, who died in 2005. Born March 29, 1915, in Kiskatom, N.Y., she was the daughter of Nelson and Mamie Duncan Morey. She received her education in Palenville, N.Y., and moved to Cambridge in the mid 1930s. She worked at Mary McClellan Hospital as a nurse's aide until she married her beloved husband on Sept. 21, 1941.
She was a long time member of the Embury United Methodist Church, a member and officer of Cambridge Valley Chapter 570 of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Mary McClellan Hospital Auxiliary.
Vera was an accomplished homemaker in the truest sense of the word. She was a gracious, hospitable, an excellent cook, baker and cake decorator, home decorator, flower arranger and a fabulous shopper.
Vera's greatest joy in life was to love and serve her family, her friends, her neighbors and her church. She loved the Lord Jesus Christ. Her character was one of love, kindness, compassion, work, strength, wisdom and humor. A true partner with her husband, she answered phones and helped with many tasks at the funeral home. With her husband's unpredictable schedule, she was the fabric that held her family together. She dearly loved and was dearly loved by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Vera is predeceased by seven sisters, two brothers and her son-law, Bruce W. Bracken, Jr. , who died in 2004.
Survivors include a son and his wife, Charles H. and Debbie Ackley of Queensbury; a daughter, Carol Ackley Bracken of Cambridge; a granddaughter and her husband, Erin and Bryan Genevick of Cambridge; two grandsons, Ryan and his wife Elizabeth Winn Bracken of Arlington, Va., and Philip Bracken of Cambridge; two great-grandsons, Daniel and Nathan Genevick; a younger sister, Eveline Beaty of Hoosick Falls and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
There will be no public calling hours.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007, at 1 p.m., at the Embury United Methodist Church, 41 East Main St., Cambridge. Pastor Cal Witham, a family friend, will officiate. A reception will follow at the church. Burial will be in the spring at Woodlands Cemetery, Cambridge.
Vera loved children and was always concerned for their welfare.
The family requests memorial donations be made to the Washington County Children's Committee, Nancy Vernold, 29 West View Lane, Fort Edward, NY 12828.
A special thanks to all who cared so for Vera so faithfully and lovingly at the Bennington Health and Rehab.
All of Vera's family and friends would agree that to know Vera was to love her.
She was buried Spring of 2007 in Woodlands Cemetery, Cambridge, Washington, New York, United States.4214 Vera had Social Security Number 124-18-3931 NY.
Sgt Charles Albert ACKLEY-3009 and Vera Irene MOREY-3026 had the following children: