Shelby County

Joseph P. Staley



Joseph P. Staley

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 696

    who is one of the well known and substantial citizens of Shelby
county, O., a general farmer and formerly an extensive dealer in fine
stock, resides on his farm of 174 acres, which is situated in
Franklin township, and owns a second farm, containing eighty acres,
lying in Salem township. He was bom in Montgomery county, O., May 10,
1852, and is a son of Daniel and Margaret (Jackson) Staley. Daniel
Staley was born in Montgomery county, O., and lived there until after
marriage, coming to Shelby county in 1868, where he followed farming
until the close of his life. He married Margaret Jackson, who was
born in Pennsylvania and who also died in Shelby county, their burial
being at Port Jefferson. They had three children: Joseph P., Julia
and Daniel. Joseph P. Staley grew up on the home farm and attended
the local schools and for some time afterward assisted his father. He
then decided to see something of the western country and in his
travels visited not only the interesting sections of his own land but
also Mexico and Central America. In 1897 he went to the gold fields
of Alaska and was one of the fortunate prospectors, returning from
the Klondike region with an ample fortune. In all Mr. Staley has made
ten trips to the far West, in the meanwhile carrying on his stock
operations and prior to making his most recent trip sold stock, in
two sales, that netted him $13,000. Mr. Staley is well known in the
Masonic fraternity and has taken the thirty-second degree. His father
was a republican and Mr. Staley has always given his political
support to this party. Mr. Staley is unmarried.

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