When Pearly Bliss Hurley was born on 2 March 1878, in Welton, Clinton, Iowa, United States, his father, John Gilbert Hurley, was 23 and his mother, Athalia Ada Van Horn, was 18. He married Polly Goodrich Rice on 18 September 1901, in Milton, Rock, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Bloomfield Township, Clinton, Iowa, United States in 1885 and Riverside Judicial Township, Riverside, California, United States in 1940. He died on 25 May 1963, in Riverside, Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Milton, Rock, Wisconsin, United States.
English: habitational name from any of the three places called Hurley (Somerset, Warwickshire, Berkshire). The Warwickshire and Berkshire placenames derive from Old English hyrne ‘angle, corner’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. The Somerset placename, for a minor place near Crowcombe, may have the same origin but this cannot be certain due to a lack of medieval forms.
Irish (Munster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUrthuile ‘descendant of Urthuile’, a personal name possibly meaning ‘great flood’.
Irish: variant of Herlihy .
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