Joseph Hamilton Hartley

Brief Life History 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 Arilla 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 Mount Hope Cemetery, 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 Thomas Hartley
Anna May Hartley
Edward Wilson Hartley
Bertha Ellen Hartley

Sources (16)

  • Joseph Hartley in household of Frank A Vickery, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joseph Hamilton Hartley, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Joseph Hartley in entry for Emma S. Sullivan, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

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.


EARLIEST RECORDED MARKER Mary E McBride Metzker BIRTH 1828 Iowa, USA DEATH 1850 (aged 21–22) Baker City, Baker County, Oregon, USA BURIAL Mount Hope Cemetery Baker City, Baker County, Oregon, USA PLOT Sec: SWC, Lot 325, Plot 0, Grave 2 MEMORIAL ID 129061146 · View Source


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

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name, in northern England mainly from Hartley in Rochdale parish (Lancashire) but also from any of the places called Hartley in Westmorland and the West Yorkshire. In southern England it derives Hartley in Devon, Hampshire, and Kent, and from Hartleigh in Devon. Similar placenames occur in Berkshire, Dorset, and Northumberland, but it is not known if they gave rise to surnames. Most of the placenames derive from Old English heorot ‘hart, stag’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’, though the Westmorland placename comes from Old English heard ‘hard’ + clā ‘claw, tongue of land’, and the Northumberland placename derives from Old English heorot + hlāw ‘mound, hill’.

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hArtghaile ‘descendant of Artghal’, a personal name composed of the elements Art ‘bear’ or ‘hero’ + gal ‘valor’.

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

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