Akeley, Healey Cady
Age: 0, credited to Stowe, VT
Unit(s): 2nd MI CAV
Service: enl, Grand Haven, MI, 10/23/63, m/i, Pvt, co. C, 2nd MI CAV, pr 1LT/ADJ 11/30/64, pr Captain 7/31/65, m/o 8/17/65, Macon, GA
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Birth: 03/16/1836, Stowe, VT
Burial: Soldiers Memorial Building, Stowe, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 139109805
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Soldiers Memorial Building, Stowe, VT
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Healey C. Akeley
News of the death of Healey C. Akeley in Minneapolis was received with great regret by the people of Stowe, his native town, and to which he has generously given. Mr. Akeley was born here 76 years ago and was educated in the schools here. At one time he canvassed the town selling maps of the counties of Orleans, Essex, and Lamoille, many of which may still be found in the farm-house attics.
Since leaving Stowe Mr. Akeley led a successful career in the lumbering industries of the West and amassed a fortune. He resided for many years in Grand Haven, Mich., and afterwards in Minneapolis, where he was associated with T. B. Walker, the White Pine King of northern Minnesota.
Mr. Akeley was asked, while on a periodical visit to Stowe, to contribute to a fund for a soldiers' monument, when he replied that he would rather do something to benefit the living. As a result of that conversation he presented the building known as the Akeley Memorial building to the town. The people in Stowe have appreciated the gift. Every citizen feels a sense of proprietorship in it. It provides facilities for all the public needs of the town. Mr. Akeley has visited Stowe nearly every year since its dedication in 1903 and has always been pleased with the appreciation shown by the people.
Mr. Akeley is survived by his second wife and by a daughter, Mrs. Turk of Chicago, and a half-brother, George W. Randall of Waterbury. Mr. Akeley had planned to visit Stow this summer. He has said of it that, to him, it was the most beautiful place in the world.
Source: The Waterbury Record, 7 Aug 1912
Transcribed by Deanna French
H.C. Ackley, Millionaire Lumberman, Is Dead
Minneapolis, July 31 – H.C. Ackley, millionaire lumberman and philanthropist, is dead at his apartment in a local hotel after several months' lingering illness of heart disease. He was 76 years old. He is survived by his widow, formerly Mrs. Clara R. Royce, of Long Beach, Cal., and one daughter, Mrs. James Park Quick, of Chicago.
Mr. Ackley, who was a veteran of the civil war, as a philanthropist erected a memorial building to the soldiers of Vermont, and also founded a school at Grand Haven, Mich., where he formerly lived.
Source: Duluth News-Tribune, August 1, 1912
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.