Joseph Fearl Hartley

2 February 1908–29 November 1928 (Age 20)
Grass Creek, Summit, Utah, United States

The Life of Joseph Fearl

When Joseph Fearl Hartley was born on 2 February 1908, in Grass Creek, Summit, Utah, United States, his father, George Asa Hartley, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth Mae Wilde, was 19. He married Ellen Margaret Lewis on 11 October 1928, in Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States in 1910 and Clear Creek, Carbon, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 29 November 1928, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 20, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Joseph Fearl Hartley
Ellen Margaret Lewis
Marriage: 11 October 1928
Farrell Ireta Hartley

Spouse and Children

11 October 1928
Utah, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1909 · Pioneer Park Opens

Age 1

A monument honoring the Provo pioneers and Indian war veterans was dedicated on July 24, 1909, as Pioneer Park opened to the public.
1915 · Dinosaur National Monument

Age 7

Dinosaur National Monument is a park that contains over 800 paleontological sites and fossils. It was declared a National Monument on October 4, 1915.

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)

  • Ferrel Hartley in household of George Hartley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joseph F Hartley in household of George A Hartley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Joseph Ferrel Hartley, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"

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