1866–?

Introduction

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Born: 1866, near Om­ro, Wis­con­sin.

Died: Af­ter 1915.

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Biography

Victor was the son of Ste­phen R. and Em­ma E. Staley.

In 1880, his fa­mi­ly moved to Osh­kosh, Wis­con­sin, 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.

Publications

Poem

Tell Me the Story of Jesus

Oh, tell me the story of Jesus,
The Savior who died for me;
The wonderful story that ne’er grows old,
Though over and over again ’tis told;
Oh, tell me the wonderful story
Of Jesus of Calvary!

Oh, tell me the story of Jesus,
The Savior who died for me;
How Christ, the Anointed, the world to save.
So freely His blood as a ransom gave;
Oh, tell me the wonderful story
Of Jesus of Calvary!

Oh, tell me the story of Jesus,
The Savior who died for me;
Whose touch brought a glow to the faded cheek,
Who raised up the dead and made strong the weak;
Oh, tell me the wonderful story
Of Jesus of Calvary!

Oh, tell me the story of Jesus,
The Savior who died for me;
The Master, who opens to me the door,
And bids me to wander in sin no more
Oh, tell me the wonderful story
Of Jesus of Calvary!

Oh, tell me the story of Jesus,
The Savior who died for me;
Who bids me my burden of sin lay down,
Who offers to me an eternal crown;
Oh, tell me the wonderful story
Of Jesus of Calvary!

M. Victor Staley
Oshkosh, 1898

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