Seventh Generation


2703. Alexander Fry ACKLEY Sr appeared in the census between 1850 and 1860 in Maine. He was born on 8 November 1842 in Cutler, Washington, Maine, United States.71,143,707,708,719,839,1368,2269 1860 census has birth as ca 1846
one source has ca 1845 another as 1843 Between 1858 and 1871 he was a Seaman.839 Between 1871 and 1875 Alexander was a Sawmill in East Machias, Washington, Maine, United States.839 He moved to in Port Gamble, Kitsap , Washington in 1879839 He appeared in the census between 1880 and 1887 in Washington. On 1 June 1880 Alexander was an a saw mill worker in Port Gamble, Kitsap , Washington.1368 He was living in 1880 in Port Gamble, Kitsap , Washington.1368 He was living in 1887 in Port Ludlow, Jefferson, Washington.2270 Alexander purchased land on 18 July 1889 in Skagit , Washington423 Document #: 7099 He moved to in San Juan, Washington, United States in 1892839 He died on 14 June 1929 at the age of 86 in Friday Harbor, San Juan , Washington.71,839,2269 Name: Alexander Frye Ackley Sr.
Death date: 14 Jun 1929
Death place: Friday, San Juan, Washington
Gender: Male
Age at death: 86 years 7 months 6 days
Estimated birth year: 1843
Marital status: Married
Spouse name: Annie Ackley
Father name: Nathan Ackley
Mother name: Abagail Bryant
Film number: 2022645
Digital GS number: 4222938
Image number: 1929
Reference number: 24
Collection: Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960 Alexander was buried in Valley Cemetery, Friday Harbor, San Juan, Washington, United States.839 He served in the military Civil War in Union Navy.839 His Obituary appeared in the 2271 A. F. Ackley Resident of San Juan Island 37 Years

After an illness dating from the early part of March when he suffered an attack of flu, Mr. Ackley passed away Friday, June 14th 1929, at the home of his son Robert at the age of 86 years, seven months, and six days. While Mr. Ackley would rally at times he was unable to overcome his enfeebled condition and he gradually grew weaker until the end came Friday morning. Death was not unexpected.

Mr. Ackley was born November 8, 1843, in Cutler, Maine, where he received his schooling. At the age of fifteen he decided to go to sea and signed on the books of the Union, a topsail schooner trading between East Machias, Maine, and New York City, and later shipping with other vessels which took him to the four-corners of the earth.

Mr. Ackley served two years as a sailor in the Civil War, starting from New York and on the way to Norfork was wounded. After recovery he took service on the transport steamer John L. Gibson. He was an eye-witness to the fierce duel fought between the Merrimac and the Monitor, early in March, 1862, one of the epoch events in the history of the United States. Mr. Ackley had a clear memory of this event and could interestingly tell the happenings of this great battle.

After roaving the briny deep for about fourteen years, he decided to "settle-down" and came back to his old home in East Machias, Maine, where on June 22, 1871, he married to Miss Annie E. Mulno. Here they built a humble home while Mr. Ackley was employed in a sawmill. After nearly four years' residence in Maine they decided to come west and landed in Port Gamble, Washington, May 29th, 1875, where the familiy home was maintained for about eleven years. After a short residence in Seattle, the family came to San Juan Island, in May 1892, where Mr. Ackley acquired and developed the fine San Juan Valley Farm which is now operated by his son, Robert, and which has been the father's home in his declining years.

Mr. and Mrs. Ackley celebrated their golden wedding, June 22, 1921, and the following year, on September 14th, 1922, his life partner for half a century passed to her reward. To this union were born eight children, four sons and four daughters. Two daughters are buried in Maine and two sons at Port Gamble. The remaining children are Tom Ackley, Robert Ackley, Mrs. Bob Erickson, and Mrs. Joe Taylor, all residents of San Juan Island.

Mr. Ackley took an active part in community affairs. Politically, he was a staunch Republican. He was a member of the San Juan County Pioneers' Association, also of the Washington Pioneers.

Funeral Services were held at the Valley Presbyterian church, Sunday after noon, internment in the Valley Cemetery. The funeral was largely attended.

Mr. Ackley's long residence on the Island, coupled with his genial disposition, drew about him a wide circle of friends who will always retain a remembrance of him as a man that was a worthy citizen, a good neighbor, and a friend who always held out an open-hand of hospitality as was the true custom of the pioneer. What greater monument could a man desire than these.

Alexander Fry ACKLEY Sr and Annie Emily MULNO were married on 22 June 1872 in East Machias, Washington, Maine, United States.71,842,1342,2272,2273 Annie Emily MULNO, daughter of Thomas MULNO and Amanda F CLARK, was born on 21 February 1853 in Maine.713,839,1368,2274 She appeared in the census in 1870 in Maine. She appeared in the census between 1880 and 1887 in Washington. Annie died on 8 September 1922 at the age of 69 in Friday Harbor, San Juan , Washington.2274 Her Obituary appeared in the 2271 MRS. ANNIE ACKLEY IS SUMMONED BY DEATH

Wife of A. F. Ackley; Pioneer Resident of Island

Residents of San Juan Island were saddened the past week to learn of the death of Mrs. A.F. Ackley, which occurred Friday, September 8th, 1922, at the age of 69 years, six months and 18 days. Although in failing health for the past year, Mrs. Ackley's death comes as a surprise to her intimate friends with whom she was visiting but a few days before the final summons came.

Alexander Fry ACKLEY Sr-4247 and Annie Emily MULNO-4248 had the following children:

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Thomas E ACKLEY was born on 20 December 1872 in East Machias, Washington, Maine, United States.27,143,1278,1344,1368 He registered for the draft in 1917/8 in San Juan, Washington, United States1344 On 15 April 1930 he was an a farmer in San Juan, Washington, United States.1278 Thomas was living in 1930 in San Juan, Washington, United States.1278 He appeared in the census 1880, 1887, 1900 & 1930 in Washington.1610 He was buried.2275

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Jessie M ACKLEY was born on 11 September 1874 in East Machias, Washington, Maine, United States.143,1342 He died before 1887 at the age of 13.2270

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Robert Henry ACKLEY-9493.

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Abbie H ACKLEY-9494.

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Anna Pearl ACKLEY-9495.