4497. Clayton Roy ACKLEY was born on 7 May 1915 in Cutler, Washington, Maine, United States.663,1345,1352,1357,1751,2279,3377 He appeared in the census between 1920 and 1940 in Maine. He was living in 1930 in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States.1352 Student Maine School for the Deaf 1930 Clayton was living in 1940 in Whiting, Washington, Maine, United States.2279 living with brother Howard He was living in 1998 in East Eddington, Penobscott , Maine.663 He appeared in the following News Article from the Bangor Daily News on 2 June 2005 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, United States Eddington man honored with Boston Post Cane
EDDINGTON- It all began in 1909 as the brainchild of Boston Post publisher Edwin A Grazier, who picked up several hundred canes at an auction.
The canes were made of African ebony with 14-carat gold heads. He devised a plan to give out some 700 canes to the states of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.
Initially, the cane was given to men only. It was not presented to women until the 1930's- long after Grazier had died.
Today, the Town of Eddington keeps its original Boston Post Cane in a special glass case. A replica of it has been made by Peavey Manufacturing Co. for the Eddington Historical Society. This cane, along with a plaque commemorating the event, is presented to the recipient by the historical society.
This year the cane was given to Clayton Roy Ackley by Eddington town manager Russell Smith. Ackley was born in Cutler on May 7, 1915. He received the Boston Post Cane on his 90th birthday.
His parents were Ezra Allen Ackley Jr and Annie Eudora Davis. The youngest of 12 children. 7 sisters and 4 brothers. One sister, Marguerite Allison Ackley Graf resides in California.
Having lost his hearing at a young age, Ackley received his education at the Baxter School for the Deaf.
He married Evangeline Smith-known as Eva- on May 21, 1943, in Bangor. Together they had two children: Allen Clayton Ackley of West Virginia, who is retired from the U.S. Navy; and Gail Ackley Hodgins, who married Harold Hodgins and has since died. Mrs. Ackley died in 2001.
Ackley has seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Through his mother's family, Ackley is descended from a passenger on the Mayflower. He is the fifth great -grandson of Nicholas Ackley, who settled in this country in the 1600s.
Ackley worked as a woodsman, clammer, lobsterman, road construction worker and a shoe factory employee. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He has lived in Maine all of his life, moving from Washington County to Hampden in the early 1960s, and later to Eddington where he still resides. Clayton died of complications from a stroke on 27 June 2006 at the age of 91 in Keyser, Mineral, West Virginia.663,1751,3528 His Obituary appeared in the Bangor Daily News on 1 July 2006 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, United States Keyser WV- Clayton R Ackley, 91, went to be with his wife Evangeline and his daughter Gail, on June 27, 2006. He passed away at the Heartland nursing facility in Keyser, West Virginia after a short illness. Clayton was born May 7, 1915 in Cutler, Maine. Clayton was the youngest of 12 children, born to Ezra Allen Ackley, Jr. and Annie Eudora Davis. He attended Baxter State School for the Deaf in Portland. He married Evangeline Smith on May 21, 1943. He was retired from Viner Shoe Factory in Bangor. Clayton lived with his family in Machiasport until 1960, when the family moved to the Bangor area. He later moved to the Eddington area. He lived in an assisted living facility in Brewer for several years before moving to his son’s home in Springfield, West Virginia last August. He was a life long outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. One of his greatest joy’s was duck hunting with his late brother Carroll and his beloved Labrador Retrievers. In earlier years he was socially active with the deaf community in the state of Maine.
Clayton was predeceased by his wife, Evangeline and his daughter, Gail Ackley-Hodgins. He is survived by son, Allen and his wife, Ellen of Springfield, West Virginia, and his son-in-law, Harold Hodgins of Eddinqton. Also surviving are grandchildren, Jonathan James and his wife, Robin, and Heath Reed, all of Maine, Colleen Palmer of Connecticut, Russell Palmer and his wife, Sheila of New York, Douglas Palmer and his wife, Karla of South Carolina, and Nicholas and Donald Ackley of Virginia; and great-grandchildren, John Palmer, Gerard Palmer, James Palmer, and Fiona Evangeline Palmer, all of New York, and Rebecca and Grace Palmer of South Carolina. He is also survived by his nephew Ivan Ramsdell of Machias and nieces Audrey Buchanan-Swan of New Hampshire, Carol Lynn Molinski, Sina Molinski and Cynthia Cotter all of Cutler.
Graveside services will be held on July 6, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the Eddy Cemetery, Eddington. Arrangements will be provided by Brookings-Smith of Bangor. He was buried on 6 July 2006 in Eddington Cemetery, Eddington, Penobscot , Maine.839 Retired he was a Shoe Factory Worker.663 Clayton had Social Security Number 007-10-7425 ME.
Clayton Roy ACKLEY and Evangeline SMITH were married on 21 May 1943 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, United States.2278,2292 Evangeline SMITH, daughter of Frank Leonard MORGAN and Glena Fay Phebe SMITH, was born on 11 December 1921 in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States.663,1751,3529 She appeared in the following News Article from the Portland Press Herald on 20 August 1947 in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States Mrs Clayton Ackley and son Allen, Machias are the guests of Mr and Mrs Albert C MacLaughlan, Stroudwater. Mrs Ackley formerly of Portland is also visiting other friends here. She died on 11 July 2001 at the age of 79 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, United States.663,1751 Her Obituary appeared in the Bangor Daily News on 12 July 2001 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, United States EDDINGTON - Evangeline Ackley, 79, went to be with her daughter, Gail, in the early morning of July 11, 2001. She passed away at a Bangor hospital after a long illness. Evangeline was born Dec. 11, 1921, in Portland, the daughter of Frank Leonard Morgan and Glena Fay Phebe Smith.
She attended Baxter State School for the Deaf in Portland. She married Clayton Roy Ackley on May 21, 1943, and was married for 58 love filled years. She was retired from Viner Shoe Factory in Bangor. Evangeline lived with her family in Machiasport until 1960, when the family moved to the Bangor area. In her retirement years, she enjoyed knitting, doing puzzles, playing cards and never missed her favorite soap. She was socially active with the deaf community in the state of Maine.
She was predeceased by her daughter, Gail Ackley-Hodgins. She is survived by her husband, Clayton at their home in Eddington; a son, Allen and his wife, Ellen of Woodbridge, Va., and her son-inlaw, Harold Hodgins at their home in Eddinqton. Also surviving are grandchildren, Jonathan James and his wife, Robin, and Heath Reed, all of Maine, Colleen Palmer of Connecticut, Russell Palmer and his wife, Shelia of New York, Douglas Palmer and his wife, Karla of South Carolina, and Nicholas and Donald Ackley of Virginia; and greatgrandchildren, John Palmer, Gerard Palmer, James Palmer, and Fiona Evangeline Palmer, all of New York, and Rebecca Palmer of South Carolina. She is also survived by a brother, David Maclauchlan; and sister, Mary Darby of the Portland area. A special thanks goes out to the people from Hands On ASL who were there when sign language interpretation was needed, and the friendship they formed with Evangeline during her protracted illness.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at BrookingsSmith, Clark-Piper Chapel, 55 South Main St., Brewer, where a service of remembrance will be held 1 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. William Stone, pastor, of the Clifton United Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Eddy Cemetery, Eddington. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at Families Home, 1117 Main Rd., Eddington, after the service Sunday. Gifts in her memory may be sent to Hands On ASL, 317 State St., Bangor 04401, or Clifton United Baptist Church, Box 742, Airline Road, Clifton 04927. Evangeline was buried on 14 July 2001 in Eddington Cemetery, Eddington, Penobscot , Maine.839 She was a Retired Shoe Factory Worker.663 She had Social Security Number 007-14-6686 ME. Evangeline has Death Cert # 106376 Maine2266
Clayton Roy ACKLEY-4147 and Evangeline SMITH-4148 had the following children: