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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Horace Swartley Poley
Margaret Jane Ferguson
Marriage: 20 June 1889
Elizabeth Ferguson Poley
Francis Ferguson Poley
Horace Swartley Poley Jr
William Ferguson Poley
Margaret Susan Poley
Linnaeus Swartley Poley

Spouse and Children

20 June 1889
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Francis Boyer Poley


    Barbara K. Swartley




    Cyrus Swartley Poley


    Elizabeth S. Poley


    Francis Henry Poley


    Linnaeus S. Poley


    Lizzie Poley


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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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