George P. Staley
"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
GEORGE P. STALEY who is probably one of Shelby county's best known citizens, prominent
in political life and popular as an educator, was born in Jackson
township, Shelby county, O., April 6, 1871, and is a son of George W.
and Sarah C. (Erven) Staley, both of whom reside in Jackson township.
The Staley family is an old and substantial one of this section.
George P. Staley secured his early education in Jackson township, in
district No. 6, and afterward attended Lebanon University. He then
entered the educational field and taught school for twenty-three
years, in the meanwhile acquiring a teacher's life certificate. Since
his marriage he has been a resident of Montra, O. A lifelong
democrat, Mr. Staley has been very loyal to his party and has
frequently been honored by the same with election to responsible
offices. He served for two years as assessor of Jackson township, for
six years was a member of the board of county school examiners, being
the clerk and president of this body, and in November, 1912,
was elected county auditor of Shelby county, for which office he is
undoubtedly well qualified. For the past eight years he has also been
clerk of Jackson township and his official duties in this direction will
engage him for one more year.
Mr. Staley has been a factor in the literary life of his social
acquaintance and is one of the oldest members of the Shelby County