1866, near Omro, Wisconsin.

After 1915.

Staley’s family moved to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in 1880, where he attended high school. In 1887, he enrolled at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, where he studied for five years. In 1892, he entered the University of Wisconsin at Madison (BA 1893), and went on to earn his PhD at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. In 1900, he began studying law, and was admitted to the bar in Indiana and Oregon.

Staley taught Latin and Greek in Palo Alto, California; the University of Washington, Seattle; at Orchard Lake Military Academy, Orchard Lake, Michigan; and the Louisiana State Normal School. As of 1915, he was supervising principal of the public schools in Corona, California. His works include:

  1. Art Thou Toiling for the Master?
  2. Be with Me, Lord, Each Passing Hour
  3. Come, Thou Dear and Blessed
  4. Dear Loving Savior Is Near, The
  5. Ere Long We Shall Meet
  6. Father in Heaven, Hear the Prayer
  7. Fill My Heart, O Blessed Savior
  8. Gently, O My Savior, Lead
  9. Give Thy Blessing, O My Savior
  10. God Knows the Path
  11. Hast Thou Work for Me, My Savior
  12. He Loveth Me, What Peace
  13. He’ll Love Me to the End
  14. How Sweet to Come to Jesus
  15. How Sweet to Trust in Jesus in the Hour
  16. I Am Resting on the Promise
  17. I Come to Thee, O Christ
  18. I Do Not Ask to See into the Future
  19. I Have Heard the Savior Calling
  20. I Hear My Savior Calling, His Voice
  21. I Was Weary and My Heart
  22. Jesus, Blessed Jesus, All My Love Is Thine
  23. Jesus, in Thy Gentle Mercy
  24. Let Us March Along in the Name of Christ
  25. May the Lord Abide with Thee
  26. My Earthly All I Give to Thee
  27. O Lord, Be Thou My Stay
  28. O the Glorious Thought
  29. O’er Storm-Tossed Galilee
  30. Often I Hear the Sweet Voice of the Master
  31. Often When My Heart Is Weary
  32. Some Day
  33. Teach Me, O God, to Yield
  34. Though Now Overburdened with Sorrow
  35. Though the Skies Are Dark
  36. Though the Skies Grow Dark with Anguish
  37. When Life’s Little Day Is Ended
  38. When the Toilsome Cares of Life Are Ended
  39. When Worn and Weary, Lord, with Care