James Edgar Ackley

10 August 1841–
Easthampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of James Edgar

When James Edgar Ackley was born on 10 August 1841, in Easthampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Washington Spencer Ackley, was 34 and his mother, Diadamia Strong, was 30. He married Sarah C. Smith on 28 August 1864, in Middlesex, Connecticut, United States.

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James Edgar Ackley
Sarah C. Smith
Marriage: 28 August 1864

Spouse and Children

28 August 1864
Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Cornelia Armington Ackley


    Henry Clinton Ackley


    Wilbur Fish Ackley


    Mary Elizabeth Ackley



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World Events (8)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 31

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

1 English: from any of various places named in Old English as āc lēah ‘oak clearing’. Possible sources include Acle in Norfolk, Aykley in Durham, and Ackley Farm in Powys. Compare Oakley , which has the same origin.2 Americanized spelling of Swiss German Egli .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (1)

  • Edgar Ackley in household of Washington Ackley, "United States Census, 1860"

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