Pearly Bliss Hurley

Brief Life History 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 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.

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Pearly Bliss Hurley
Polly Goodrich Rice
Marriage: 18 September 1901
Lucile Miltonette Hurley
Kenneth Duane Hurley

Sources (18)

  • Pearley B Hurley in household of John G Hurley, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Pearley Bliss Hurley, "Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930"
  • Pearley Bliss Hurley, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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.


Historical Boundaries: 1893: Riverside, California, United States

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

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

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 .

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

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