Helen Jewell and John Ackley -- SD
Helen Shipman JEWELL was born May 4, 1850, at Pitcher, NY, and died December 12, 1931, at Aberdeen, Brown, SD. She was the daughter of Francis S. JEWELL and Eliza A. SHIPMAN. The family spent several years at Vienna, Ontario, CANADA, before moving on to South Dakota. Helen married John ACKLEY (1842-1896) on February 1, 1888, at Claremont, Marshal, Dakota Territory. He was a judge. I list two children: Austin Webster ACKLEY, born May 16, 1891, Aberdeen, and died November 12, 1972 at Tacoma, WA. He married 1) Olga LARSON, and 2) Esther Amelia JOHNSTON (1891-1977) on June 11, 1912; and "Lillia" ACKLEY, born in 1873?!? Either this should read 1893, or this was a daughter of John's by a first marriage, or else Helen and Judge Ackley had an affair 15 years before they married? Does anyone know this family? I have lots of JEWELL info to share.