Ninth Generation


5161. Rev Alfred Henry ACKLEY was born on 21 January 1887 in Bradford, McKean, Pennsylvania, United States.5,40,71,948,955,958,959,1010,1344,1751 draft registration puts birth place as Spring Hill, PA He was living in 1910 in Sharon, Mercer , Pennsylvania.955 He registered for the draft in 1917/8 in Carroll , Maryland1344 On 27 January 1920 Alfred was a Pastor in Elmhurst, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania.958 He was living in 1920 in Elmhurst, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania.958 On 2 April 1930 he was a Clergyman, Presbyterian Church in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States.959 Alfred was living in 1930 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States.959 He appeared in the following News Article from the Frederick Post on 24 September 1932 in Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States GRANTED DIVORCE

Divorce complaints were filed Friday in Reno Nev by Alfred H Ackley and Helen Virginia Ackley, Bond street, Westminster. They were married in Westminster July 9, 1909. Desertion is cause of the complaint. They have one child. He lived in 631 13th St., Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles, California in November 1938.1903 Alfred lived in 509 E Walnut St, Whittier, Los Angeles, California in November 1956.2783 He died on 3 July 1960 at the age of 73 in Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.40,71,1010,1751 CA Death Records 1940 thru 1997 lists residence as Guam His Funeral Notice appeared Los Angeles Times on 4 July 1960 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States Ackley, Alfred Henry, survived by his wife Alice, son's Henry R and William Ackley.
Services Tuesday 4 p.m. at East Whittier United Presbyterian Church, Rose Hills Mortuary, directors. His Death Notice appeared in the Ironwood Daily Globe on 6 July 1960 in Ironwood, Gogebic, Michigan WHITTIER, Calif. (AP)- The Rev. Alfred H. Ackley, 72, composer of 1,500 gospel and children's songs died Sunday. A retired Presbyterian minister, he once worked with evangelist Billy Sunday as a composer and musician. His Obituary appeared in the The New York Times on 7 July 1960 in New York City, New York, United States REV ALFRED ACKLEY, 72

Retired Minister Was the Composer of 1,500 Songs

WHITTIER, Calif., July 6
The Rev Alfred H Ackley, a composer and a retired Presbyterian minister once associated with Billy Sunday after a year's illness. He was 72 years old.
Mr Ackley was the composer of about 1,500 gospel and children's songs. He worked with Mr Sunday as a composer and musician from 1920 to 1924. Until his death he was a staff writer for the Rodeheaver Company, publisher of religious music. He was a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
Before entering the ministry, Mr Ackley had studied harmony under Alfred Walker at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
He came to California twenty-six years ago. Previously he had pastorates in Sharon, Wilkes-Barre and Pittsburgh, Pa,
He leaves his wife , Alice. He was buried at Masonic Gardens Lawn in Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.40,51,3992 Burial Section 4 Burial Lot 4435 Grave/Niche 1 Entrance Gate 11 Alfred appeared in the census 1900, 1910, 1920 & 1930 in Pennsylvania. 1900 & 1910 census spells first name Alford He had Social Security Number 571-46-5750 CA.1751 Biography of Ackley received musical training from his father, in New York City and at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and became a great cello player. After graduating from Westminster Theological Seminary in Maryland, he was ordained a Presbyterian minister in 1914, and pastored in Wilkes-Barre and Elmhurst, Pennsylvania, and in Escondido, California. For a few years he worked with evangelist Billy Sunday, and also served as assistant pastor of Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He wrote some 1,500 religious and secular songs, and was associated with the Rodeheaver music company. John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, awarded him an honorary Doctor of Sacred Music de­gree.
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Song writer and Presbyterian minister. Wrote over 100 hymns including:

As a Tree Beside the Water
Back to the Faith of My Childhood
Christ We Forget, The
Coming Home
God's Tomorrow
God Has Not Forgotten
He Will Not Let Me Fall
He Lives
I Am Coming Home
I Can Find Him Everywhere
I Never Walk Alone
I Want Jesus
I Shall Dwell Forever There
In the Service of the King
Jesus Is the Joy of Living
Leaving All to Follow Jesus
Love Opened Wide the Door
Meet Him at the Cross
More Than You Know
Pardoning Grace
Repent! 'Tis the Voice of Jesus
Take Up Thy Cross
There Shall Be No Tears
There's a New Day Dawning
There's a Rainbow in the Sky
Somebody Knows
Wealth of All Heaven Is Mine, The
When I Have Finished My Pilgrimage Here
When the World Forgets
Wonderful
He lived in 5310 S Denker Ave., Los Angeles, Los Angeles , California Nov 1930, Nov 1936.1901,1902 Nov 1936, Nov 1938 Alfred was an a Clergyman in Los Angeles, California, United States.1902,1903 Ackley, Alfred H 1887-1960
Biography Index. A cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines. Volume 5: September, 1958-August, 1961. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1962. (BioIn 5)
The New Grove Dictionary of American Music. Four volumes. Edited by H. Wiley Hitchcock and Stanley Sadie. London: Macmillan Press, 1986. (NewGrDA 86)

Ackley, Alfred Henry 1887-1960
The ASCAP Biographical Dictionary. Third edition. New York: American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, 1966. (ASCAP 66)
ASCAP Biographical Dictionary. Fourth edition. Compiled for the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers by Jaques Cattell Press. New York: R.R. Bowker Co., 1980. (ASCAP 80)
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The hymn writer Alfred H. Ackley expressed what I know to be true in my own life:


“I serve a risen Savior, He’s in the world today.


I know that He is living, whatever men may say.


I see His hand of mercy, I hear His voice of cheer;


And just the time I need Him, He’s always near.


He lives, He lives! Christ Jesus lives today!


He walks with me and talks with me,


Along life’s narrow way.


He lives, He lives, salvation to impart!


You ask me how I know He lives?


He lives … within my heart!”


Clark Cothern is pastor of the Trinity Baptist Church in Raisin Township.

Rev Alfred Henry ACKLEY and Helen Virginia ARMACOST were married on 9 July 1909 in Westminster, Carroll, Maryland.71,955,959,1631,3992,3993 They71,955,959,1631,3992,3993 were divorced in October 1932 in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States.3994 Helen Virginia ARMACOST, daughter of George Wesley ARMACOST and Virginia Catharine HERING, was born on 19 November 1886 in Finksburg, Carroll, Maryland.955,958,959,3992 She died on 13 October 1950 at the age of 63.3992 She was buried in Westminster Cemetery, Westminster, Carroll, Maryland.3992 Helen appeared in the census 1910, 1920 & 1930 in Pennsylvania.

Rev Alfred Henry ACKLEY-833 and Helen Virginia ARMACOST-834 had the following children:

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Prof Richard Henry ACKLEY-836.

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William Edward ACKLEY3992 was born on 21 July 1920 in Elmhurst, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania.959,1751,3992 He appeared in the census in 1930 in Pennsylvania. He died on 4 May 1974 at the age of 53.1751 His Obituary appeared in the Gettysburg Times on 6 May 1974 in Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States William Ackley

William E Ackley, 53, 602 Hill Drive, along the Fairfield Rd. west of here, died Saturday morning at 4:15 in York Hospital. He had been admitted to the hospital Friday night. The death was attributed to a massive cerebral hemorrhage.
A veteran of World War II, he had served in the Medical Corps. He had been a teacher in the Gilman Country School, Baltimore; the Princeton Country Day School at Princeton, N. J., the Waynfleet School in Portland, Maine, and the Hinckley School at Hinckley, Maine.
Surviving is a brother, R. Henry Ackley, 409 Queen St.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 at the Myers-Prits Funeral Home at Willis St. and Longwell Ave., Westminster, with Rev. Randall Saxon, assistant pastor of the Presbyterian Church, officiating.


Interment will be in Westminster cemetery with the following as pallbearers, F. Neal Herring, William G. Eaton, Edwin R. Armacost, W. Ramsey Jones Jr., Philip E Uhrig and Dr John J Tully. Friends may call at the funeral home in Westminster this evening from 7 to 9.
The family has suggested contributions to the Adams County Juvenile Court Fund, Adams County Courthouse, in lieu of other memorials. William appeared in the following News Article from the Gettysburg Times on 13 May 1974 in Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States The will of William E Ackley, 53, Cumberland Twp., who died May 4, named his brother, Richard H Ackley, 409 Queen St., executor and heir of the over $31,000 estate He was buried in Westminster Cemetery, Westminster, Carroll, Maryland.3992 He had Social Security Number 218-07-8708 MD. William served in the military WW II in Medical Corps.839

Living (private).

Rev Alfred Henry ACKLEY and Alice Clare were married.3995 Alice Clare was born on 10 July 1914.1751,3996 She lived in 1173 South Calamosa Ave, Whittier, Los Angeles, California in November 1960.3962 She died on 24 January 2002 at the age of 87 in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States.1751,3996 Her Death Notice appeared in the Whittier Daily News on 31 January 2002 in Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States ACKLEY -Alice Clare Ackley, a long-time Whittier first grade teacher died Thursday, Jan. 24th of natural causes. Mrs. Ackley was 87. She dedicated her life to teaching, touching hundreds of young lives in her years of service. She was the widow of prominent hymn writer, Alfred Ackley, who wrote the standard, "He Lives". Mrs. Ackley left no children but numerous extended family members that were touched by her caring and generosity. H er service will be held at The Whittier Evangelical United Methodist Church, of which she was a member, on the corner of Lambert & Colima, Sat., Feb. 2nd at 2:30 PM Alice had Social Security Number 564-66-9170 CA. She was buried at Masonic Gardens Lawn in Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.3996 Masonic Gardens Lawn, Sec. 4, Lot 4435, Grave 1, Gate 11