Harley Gilbert Bales

26 November 1896–August 1986 (Age 89)
Morgan, Indiana, United States

The Life of Harley Gilbert

When Harley Gilbert Bales was born on 26 November 1896, in Morgan, Indiana, United States, his father, Reverend Orley Elmer Bales, was 23 and his mother, Emma Hynds, was 22. He had at least 1 son and 3 daughters with Ruby Constance Brush. He lived in Monroe, Indiana, United States in 1935 and Baker Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1918. He died in August 1986, in Martinsville, Morgan, Indiana, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Turkey Track, Morgan, Indiana, United States.

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Harley Gilbert Bales
Ruby Constance Brush
F. Geraldine Bales
Harry G Bales
Mary Louise Bales
Naomi Evelyn Bales

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    Mary Louise Bales


    Naomi Evelyn Bales


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 10

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Bailes .2 Czech (Baleš) and Slovak (Báleš): from a pet form of Bal, a shortened form of the personal name Baltazar .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harly G Boles in household of Orly Boles, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Harley Bales, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Harley G Bales, "United States Census, 1930"

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