Roby Bryant Hartley

13 February 1905–17 March 1949 (Age 44)
Wayne, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Roby Bryant

When Roby Bryant Hartley was born on 13 February 1905, in Wayne, North Carolina, United States, his father, Louis Bryant Hartley, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth "Sadie" Warrick, was 21. He married Clara Mae Toler on 25 March 1923. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Johnston, North Carolina, United States in 1935 and Smithfield Township, Johnston, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 17 March 1949, in Smithfield, Johnston, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery, Smithfield, Johnston, North Carolina, United States.

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Roby Bryant Hartley
Clara Mae Toler
Marriage: 25 March 1923
Reginald Keith Hartley
Rexford Wilson Hartley
Roy Sanders Hartley

Spouse and Children

25 March 1923
Boon Hill Township, Johnston, North Carolina, United States


    Reginald Keith Hartley



    Roy Sanders Hartley


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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Licencing Butchers

Age 1

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.

Age 12

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly northern): habitational name from any of various places so called. Several, in particular those in Hampshire, Kent, and Devon, are named from Old English heorot ‘hart’, ‘stag’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. One in Northumberland has as the second element Old English hlāw ‘hill’, and one in Cumbria contains Old English clā ‘claw’, in the sense of a tongue of land between two streams, + probably heard ‘hard’. The surname is widely distributed, but most common in Yorkshire, where it arose from a place near Haworth, West Yorkshire, also named with Old English heorot + lēah. As a Scottish name, it comes from the Cumbrian Hartley (see forebears note).2 Irish: shortened Anglicized form of or surname adopted as equivalent of Gaelic Ó hArtghaile ‘descendant of Artghal’, a personal name composed of the elements Art ‘bear’, ‘hero’ + gal ‘valor’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Roby Hartly, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robie B Hartley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robie Hartily in household of Lewis Hartily, "United States Census, 1910"

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