Squire Nicholas Staley
"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
SQUIRE NICHOLAS STALEY an enterprising general farmer of Perry township, Shelby county, O.,
who not only successfully operates his own farm of 126 acres, but
also one of eighty acres which he rents, belongs to the old and
respected Staley family of Salem township, where he was born April
26, 1862, and is a son of Nicholas and Mary (Baker) Staley. His
mother was born in Salem township while his father came from Montgomery
county, O., but spent the larger portion of his life as a farmer in Salem
township. Of their family of six children, Squire Nicholas was the
Squire Nicholas Staley obtained his education in the public schools
and afterward remained with his father assisting in the general farm
industries, tilling of the soil, stock raising and moderate dairying,
and in the course of time inherited his land from his father and, as
indicated above, prospers in his agricultural undertakings. Mr.
Staley was married first to Miss Ida Redinbo, who died in 1887. On
November 3, 1890, he was married (second) to Miss Tena Brendel, a
native of Auglaize county, O. Mr. and Mrs. Staley have had four
children: Bonnie May, Pearl, Clay, and Robert Roy, who died when aged
six weeks. The family belong to the Disciples church. Mr. Staley is
not active in any political party, preferring to be an independent
voter, but in any matter of public importance he may be depended upon
to bear the responsibilities of a good citizen.