Jacob Staley

Jacob Staley

Male 1826 - 1907  (81 years)

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  1. 1.  Jacob StaleyJacob Staley was born on 5 Jan 1826 in Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA; died on 09 Apr 1907 in Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA; was buried in Johnstown Cemetery, Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA.

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    Futon County Republican, Thursday April 11, 1907

    JACOB STALEY IS DEAD AT 80 YRS. One of the Best Known Men in Fulton County, Careful Investor and Shrewd Business Man, of Excellent Character (from Tuesday's Republican).

    Jacob Staley, one of the best known residents of the town of Johnstown, died at his home, near the Johnstown reservoir about 1 o'clock this morning. The deceased was 80 years of age. He had been in declining health for several months, old age and the accompanying ailments making vigorous inroads upon his heretofore rugged constitution and the end came peacefully at the time above mentioned.

    Few men in Fulton county were better known than Jacob Staley and few men had made more of their opportunities to amass a competency. Although hindered by nature, having been deaf for years, he was a shrewd, prudent business man. who, although all his life time a tiller of the soil, had watched his chance to make good investments, with the result that there were few wealthier men in the town and county in which he had always resided.
    Uprightness and honesty were his sterling characteristics and these principles marked all his dealings throughout his life time. Of a naturally rugged constitution, the deceased retained his mental faculties to the last, and until within a very few years be had managed and directed his extensive business affairs which annually involved many thousands of dollars.

    The deceased was universally respected and esteemed and the announcement of his death will be received with regret wherever he was known. His was a familiar character and in years past. Mr. Staley and his ear trumpet were frequently seen on the streets of Johnstown and Gloversville, and especially in this city, where he had valuable property interests.

    Besides his wife, the deceased is survived by two brothers and two sisters: Abram Staley of this city; Isaac Staley, who lives in the western part of the state: Mrs. Mary Young and Mrs. Hannah Smith. The late Richard Staley of this city was a son of the deceased.

    The funeral service will be held at the late home, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. C. W. Leitzell will officiate and the interment will take place in the Johnstown cemetery.

    Jacob married Catherine Ann Weaver about 1850. Catherine (daughter of Adam Weaver and Hannah) was born on 30 Mar 1827 in Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA; was christened on 23 Jun 1827 in Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA; died on 28 Feb 1908 in Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA; was buried in Johnstown Cemetery, Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Richard Staley  Descendancy chart to this point


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Richard Staley Descendancy chart to this point (1.Jacob1)