Joseph Hamilton Hartley

11 July 1840–12 October 1923 (Age 83)
New Philadelphia, Franklin Township, Washington, Indiana, United States

The Life of Joseph Hamilton

When Joseph Hamilton Hartley was born on 11 July 1840, in New Philadelphia, Franklin Township, Washington, Indiana, United States, his father, John Dickey Hartley, was 32 and his mother, Susanna A Finley, was 28. He married Amelia Milly Catherine Shoemaker about 1860, in Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Sparta Election Precinct, Union, Oregon, United States in 1900 and Sparta Election Precinct, Baker, Oregon, United States in 1910. He died on 12 October 1923, in Baker City, Baker, Oregon, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Baker City, Baker, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Hamilton Hartley
Amelia Milly Catherine Shoemaker
Marriage: about 1860
Emma Susan Hartley
Mollie Hartley
Melissa Jane Hartley
William Ira Hartley
Minnie Amanda Hartley
Louis Hartley
Anna May Hartley
Edward Wilson Hartley
Bertha Ellen Hartley

Spouse and Children

about 1860
Missouri, United States


+4 More Children

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+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 1

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.
1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 14

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 23

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly northern): habitational name from any of various places so called. Several, in particular those in Hampshire, Kent, and Devon, are named from Old English heorot ‘hart’, ‘stag’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. One in Northumberland has as the second element Old English hlāw ‘hill’, and one in Cumbria contains Old English clā ‘claw’, in the sense of a tongue of land between two streams, + probably heard ‘hard’. The surname is widely distributed, but most common in Yorkshire, where it arose from a place near Haworth, West Yorkshire, also named with Old English heorot + lēah. As a Scottish name, it comes from the Cumbrian Hartley (see forebears note).2 Irish: shortened Anglicized form of or surname adopted as equivalent of Gaelic Ó hArtghaile ‘descendant of Artghal’, a personal name composed of the elements Art ‘bear’, ‘hero’ + gal ‘valor’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Hartley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joseph Harkley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Joseph Hartley in household of John Hartley, "United States Census, 1860"

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