Pearly Bliss Hurley

2 March 1878–25 May 1963 (Age 85)
Welton, Clinton, Iowa, United States

The Life of Pearly Bliss

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 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 Territory, United States.

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Family Time Line

Pearly Bliss Hurley
1878–1963
Polly Goodrich Rice
1879–1974
Marriage: 18 September 1901
Lucile Miltonette Hurley
1904–1993
Kenneth Duane Hurley
1915–2001

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 September 1901
Milton, Rock, Wisconsin, United States
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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 6

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 23

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: variant of Herlihy .2 Irish (Munster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUrthuile ‘descendant of Urthuile’.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Murthuile, ‘descendant of Murthuile’ ( see Murley ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Perley B Hurley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Parley B Hurley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Perley B Hurley, "United States Census, 1930"

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