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Roger W. Staley

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 743

    Perhaps there is no old family name better known or more highly
respected in Salem township than that of Staley, which has been
familiar here for eighty-one years. Roger W. Staley, who resides on
his fann of 109 acres and has a one-half interest in a thirty-eight
acre tract lying in Perry township, is a member of this family, the
younger of two sons born to his parents, Oliver C. and Anna (Cargill)
Staley. His birth took place at Port Jefferson, June 20, 1874. Oliver
C. Staley was born in Shelby county in 1847, a son of William Staley,
who was born in Montgomery county, O., in 1821, and came with his
father, John Staley, to Salem township in 1831. In 1844 William
Staley married Barbara Harshbarger, a daughter of Jonas and Hettie
(Jacobs) Harshbarger and they had four children. In 1869 Oliver C.
Staley married Anna Cargill, the latter of whom still lives and
occupies the old homestead of 209 acres, situated on section 20 Salem
township. The death of the father occurred in February, 1911. He was
a representative citizen of this section, was a school teacher in his
youth and later served in numerous township offices and for four
years was county treasurer. After his school days Roger W. Staley
assisted his father on the home farm and later, with his older
brother, Orrin C. Staley, took entire charge of it. The only heirs
are the two sons. Mr. Staley is an energetic and progressive farmer
and a well informed citizen. In 1900 he began the breeding of draft
horses and thoroughbred Duroc Jersey hogs and at the present time is
one of the most active and successful breeders in his community. On
December 23, 1896, Mr. Staley was married to Miss Grace Inskeep, who
was born in Perry township, a daughter of Joseph and Ellen (Lindley)
Inskeep, both now deceased. The other members of their family were:
Nettie, wife of John Dingman; Jerry; Minnie, wife of Dr. J. E.
Johnston, of Piqua: Bertha, wife of John R. Bentley; Charles and
Grace. To Mr. and Mrs. Staley two children have been born: Laird and
Kenneth. Mr. Staley and family are members and supporters of the
Baptist church at Sidney. They are hospitable people and have a wide
circle of friends in this section. In politics Mr. Staley is a
democrat as have been the older members of the family for

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