Horace Swartley Poley

1 August 1863–June 1949 (Age 85)
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Horace Swartley

When Horace Swartley Poley was born on 1 August 1863, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Francis Boyer Poley, was 43 and his mother, Barbara K. Swartley, was 32. He married Margaret Jane Ferguson on 20 June 1889, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Norristown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died in June 1949, in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

Horace Swartley Poley
1863–1949
Margaret Jane Ferguson
1865–1963
Marriage: 20 June 1889
Elizabeth Ferguson Poley
1890–1970
Francis Ferguson Poley
1891–1980
Horace Swartley Poley Jr
1896–1972
William Ferguson Poley
1901–1989
Margaret Susan Poley
1904–1963
Linnaeus Swartley Poley
1911–2000

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 June 1889
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Francis Boyer Poley

    Male1820–1879Male

    Barbara K. Swartley

    Female1831–1882Female

siblings

(7)

    Cyrus Swartley Poley

    Male1849–1893Male

    Elizabeth S. Poley

    Female1851–1857Female

    Francis Henry Poley

    Male1854–1892Male

    Linnaeus S. Poley

    Male1858–1886Male

    Lizzie Poley

    Female1860–Female

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1867 · Denver Becomes a temporary capital

Age 4

In 1867, Denver City becomes the Capital of the Territory of Colorado.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 14

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1890 · Gold is Discovered

Age 27

In 1890, Robert Miller Womack discovers a rich gold deposit along Cripple Creek, near the western slope of Pikes Peak. This would become the richest gold strike in the Rocky Mountin area.

Name Meaning

1 French: variant of Polet, Paulet, pet forms of Paul .2 German: variant of Boley .3 Jewish (from Belarus): variant of Polich .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Horace Poley in household of Barbara Poley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Horace Poley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Horace S Poley, "United States Census, 1920"

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