Ninth Generation


5391. Alexander McFarlan ACKLEY Sr appeared in the census between 1920 and 1930 in New Jersey. He was born on 1 January 1908 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States.1086,1751,2363,3130,3893,4074,4075 He was living in 1930 in Rahway, Union , New Jersey.2363 living with parents 1930 Alexander died on 23 July 2008 at the age of 100 in Hightstown, Mercer, New Jersey.1751,4075 His Obituary appeared in the The Star-Ledger on 27 July 2008 in Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States Alexander McFarlan Ackley, 100, passed away at his residence at Meadow Lakes in Hightstown, on Wednesday, July 23, 2008.
A memorial service will be held at Meadow Lakes, 300 Etra Rd., Hightstown, on Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at 3:30 p.m. Interment will take place in the family plot in Indian Hill Cemetery, Middletown, Conn., on Thursday, July 31, 2008. Arrangements are under the direction of Crabiel Memorial Funeral Home, 202 Stockton St., Hightstown.
Mr. Ackley was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Jan. 1, 1908, the second son of John Westervelt and Mary Louise (McFarlan) Ackley, and was raised in Rahway. He was a graduate of The Pingry School, Elizabeth, in 1926 and earned a B.A. from Dartmouth College in 1930.
During the Depression, he found employment in a series of short-lived and diverse positions based in Milwaukee, New York and Hoboken. In 1938, he joined the Carbon Division of the Union Carbide Corp. as a sales representative in the upper Midwest. As a marketing analyst in New York, he remained with that company until his retirement in 1973. He claimed to have enjoyed his daily work as much as his intense interests in photography and gardening.
In 1937, Mr. Ackley married Harriet Baldwin Westlake, a friend since childhood. They raised three sons in Madison, N.J., and were active in community affairs during those years. Mrs. Ackley died in 1986 in Summit, N.J., where they lived after his retirement. Mr. Ackley continued living there until 1998, gardening, traveling and blessed with good friends.
Mr. Ackley is survived by his sister, Mary Lousie Yeckley of Hightstown; his two sons, Alexander McF. Ackley Jr. and his wife, Helen, of Rocky Hill, N.J., and Emory W. Ackley and his wife, Marilyn of Buckfield, Maine; his two granddaughters, Sarah Eslick and her husband, Jason, of Southboro, Mass., and Anne Ackley of Rocky Hill, N.J.; his great-grandson, James McFarlan Eslick, and his former daughter-in-law, Anne Tucker Gray of Ewing, N.J. He was predeceased by his son, George Davison-Ackley, formerly of Armenia, N.Y., in 2007. He was buried on 31 July 2008 in Indian Hill Cemetery, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States.40,4075

Alexander McFarlan ACKLEY Sr and Harriet Baldwin WESTLAKE were married.1086,4076,4077,4078 Harriet Baldwin WESTLAKE, daughter of Emory Hammond WESTLAKE and Caroline Sill BALDWIN, was born on 28 April 1909.1751,3893 She died on 9 January 1986 at the age of 76 in Summit, Union , New Jersey.1751,4078,4079 Her Obituary appeared in the New York Times on 13 January 1986 in New York City, New York, United States ACKLEY-Harriet Westlake, on Jan.9, 1986, at her home in Summit, NJ/ She is survived by her husband, Alexander McFarlan Ackley and by her three sons. Alexander Jr of Rocky Hill NJ, Emory Westlake of Buckfield, Maine, and George Davison of NYC, as well at two granddaughters, Sarah Tucker Ackley and Anne Westlake Ackley of Rocky Hill, NJ. Service and interment to be private. In lieu of flowers gifts may be made to the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis, 150 West 13th St. New York, NY 10011. For information Burroughs, Kohr & Dangler Funeral Home, 309 Springfield Ave., Summit. She had Social Security Number 141-38-7033 NJ.1751 Harriet was buried in Indian Hill Cemetery, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States.40

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George Willets Davison ACKLEY was born about 1946.1086 He was living in January 1986 in New York City, New York, United States.4080 He died on 30 September 2007 at the age of 61 in Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States.4081 His Obituary appeared in the The New York Times on 18 November 2007 in New York City, New York, United States DAVISON-ACKLEY--George Willets, the third son of Harriet Baldwin Westlake and Alexander McFarlan Ackley, died at 3:30pm on Sunday, the 30th of September in Sharon, CT. He was 61 years old and had braved a long illness. After attending The Pingry School in Elizabeth, NJ, Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, and Yale University; George graduated Columbia University Law School, 1970, and the Columbia University Law School, 1980. George is survived by his father in New Jersey, his brothers Alexander McFarlan Ackley, also in New Jersey, and Emory Westlake Ackley in Maine; and his partner, John Robert Massie, at home in Dutchess County. Funeral services were private. A gathering in remembrance of George's life and times will be held 11 December 2007 at The Racquet and Tennis Club in New York City between the hours of 4:00 and 7:00pm. Donations in his memory might be made to: The Natural Resources Defense Council, 40 West 20th Street, New York, New York 10011, attn: Jack Murray, Director of Development, The Freedom Institute, 515 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10022, attn: Ms. Rachael Russell, Director of Development.