The following data is extracted from History of the Pacific Northwest, Oregon and Washington, 1889.
GEORGE ACKLES. - Mr. Ackles was born on a farm in Clearmont county, Ohio, in 1832, and received a common-school education. At the age of twenty-two he removed to Iowa, where he married Miss Louisa Walker of Jefferson county, and lived on a farm. He was engaged in like agricultural pursuits in Illinois and Missouri until 1865, when he made the great journey across the plains to Grande Ronde valley, and located on a beautiful tract of land where he now resides and owns 476 acres with a neat residence and comfortable outbuildings, fine stock, and a nice orchard. He had no means except twelve dollars and a half and a team when he first arrived. He is living in contentment with his wife, Edith S., nee Hanna, formerly of Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. Mr. Ackles buried his first wife in 1885. He has a son and daughter, both of whom are now married.
Source: History of the Pacific Northwest, Oregon and Washington, 1889