Harley Gilbert Bales

Male26 November 1896–23 August 1986

Brief Life History 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 4 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 on 23 August 1986, in Martinsville, Washington Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Turkey Track, Baker Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States.

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Harley Gilbert Bales
Ruby Constance Brush
Florence Geraldine Bales
Harry Gilbert Bales
Mary Louise Bales
Naomi Evelyn Bales
Elizabeth Ann 'Tib' Bales

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  • Harley Bales, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harley Bales, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Harley Bales, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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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

English: either a variant of Bale , with excrescent -s, or a variant of Bayliss .

English: habitational name from Bayles in Alston, Cumbria.

Slovak and Czech (Báleš, rarely Baleš): from a pet form of Bal, a short form of the personal name Baltazar (Slovak Baltazár).

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

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