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Stanley Frank Ackley was born April 1, 1852 in Spring Hill, PA. His father was a farmer. He married Ophelia A. Cogswell, November 1, 1871. She lived in the same county. For a time, he was a vocal music teacher and he had a band that he traveled with. In 1898, he became a minister in the Methodist Protestant Church. He served churches in Berwick, PA, Inwood, NY, Daleville, PA, White Plains, NY, Tarrytown, NY and Paterson NJ. He died June 3, 1924 in Elmhurst, PA. He was the father of B. D. Ackley (hymn writer), George Kilmer Ackley (minister) and A. H. Ackley (hymn writer).
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