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.
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’.
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