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Mrs Eva May Brewer Hartley
Birth: Sep. 30, 1868
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov. 19, 1936
Woodward County
Oklahoma, USA

Eva was not mentioned in her fathers short will.
Her obituary appeared in a newspaper

"Funeral services for Mrs. Albert Hartley, 68, were held November 21st at the Christian church in Cedardale, Oklahoma. Eva May Brewer was born at Muscatine, Iowa, in 1868 moving with her parents at the age of 4 months to Buda, Illinois, where she grew to womanhood. She was united in marriage with Albert Hartley in Illinois, later moving to Adair County, leaving there in 1908 to make their home in Oklahoma, where they have since resided. Mrs. Hartley passed away November 19, 1936 at the home of her daughter Mrs. Walter Duggans at the age of 68 years one month and 19 days. Mrs. Hartley recently visited her children in Adair County. She suffered a stroke a few weeks ago shortly after returning to her home. Surviving are her husband 11 children 56 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives who mourn her passing. All of her children attended the funeral services. They are from Adair County; Roy Hartley, Mrs. Geneva Cunningham of Greenfield; Mrs. Bessie Pettit and Mrs. Mattie Kinyon of Orient, Iowa; Mrs. Marie Botts of Marland, Oklahoma; Mrs. Hazel Gorrell of Woodland, Oklahoma; Mrs. Nellie Duggans and Albert Hartley Jr. of Curtis, Oklahoma; Glen Hartley of Cedardale, Oklahoma; Vernon Hartley of Waynoka, Oklahoma; and Mrs. Merle Hollenbeck of Campo, Colorado. "

The following was written by Charlene Gorrell Sisler
"Albert and Eva grew up in Buda and were married there. Albert continued to farm with his father. They had 6 children. In March 1893 Albert rented a farm in Adair County, Iowa. After moving they had 5 more children. Alberts parents died and left him enough money to buy a farm and that is what he did in 1904. Al raised corn in Illinois and Iowa. They had milk cows, horses and pigs. Eva had a milk and cream route. Financially they were doing well but Al had health problems. He had Pneumonia each year they lived there and Toots had the same problems. The doctor thought they should move to warmer climate as winters were too severe for them there. Al had a sister Carrie Burling living in the "New State OK". Al took Toots on the train to visit Carrie and family Al loved it there. While there he bought the farm next to their farm. Al rushed home to make the move. At first their mailing address was Pearl, Oklahoma, later it was changed to Cedardale, Oklahoma. Several children were married or had jobs and would not be moving with them. They had 3 grand children there Abner Hartley, Eva and Gladys Pettit. Eva realized that the move would divide the family and this was almost unbearable for her. They sold their farm and shipped livestock and personal belongings by train. There were not any buildings on the farm so Al hired carpenters to build a granary for the family to live in until the house could be built. After a few years they needed more room so a new kitchen was added on. Basically the house remained the same until it expired about 50 years they were the only occupants that ever lived in the house. Al raised different grains and had some milk cows so Eva could sell cream and use it too. Eva enjoyed fish, friends and family would give their catch to her by placing them in the water tank used by the livestock to drink from and when she wanted fish she would get one out of the tank. The land was covered with Blackjack Oak Trees it was great for fire wood and that is what they did with it they sold some when they had time to cut it. Most of the years Roy, Bessie Pettit, Mattie Kinyon and Geneva Cunningham lived in Iowa, and Myel Hollenbeck in Colorado, Marie Boots in Marland, Oklahoma, Vernon in Waynoka, Hazel Gorrell in Woodward, Oklahoma, Nellie Duggins, Dutch and Toots near their parents home. The only one to serve in the military during World War I was Vernon. They had 61 grand children and many of those served in World War II, about six left from Woodward County. I believe all came home. Their grandson from Marland, Oklahoma, Leland Botts received the Purple Heart. Presently a great grandson Walter Gorrell Jr. is Commander Gorrell, Navy P-3 Pilot. His father Walter was on the Woodward High School football team and graduated from Woodward High School. There are 131 great grandchildren. Al was most content when on the farm. He never drove a car he had a team of horses and a wagon that would take him where he wanted to go or he would ride with Eva in her Model T Ford. When problems developed with the car Eva learned how to fix them. There were times when one of their sons was called to assist. Eva enjoyed going anywhere. She was a midwife delivered many babies several were her grand children. Eva went to church regularly. She had a health problem as she was diabetic. It was a contributing factor to her death. Eva and Albert celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on the farm with family, friends and neighbors. They came with covered dishes and tables were set up in the yard and all shared in the delicious food. After eating the men played horseshoe and ladies washed dishes and visted. I know as I was there. Eva died November 19, 1936, Al died January 28, 1946. They are buried in the Miller Cemetery. For the first time since the move all the family were together for their Mother's funeral. My husband and I visited the two farms they lived on in Bureau County Illinois, and Adair County in Iowa. We found the farms most desirable places to live and this made me think perhaps Al had felt remorseful for his moves. While visiting with Toots a short time before he died I ask him if Al had ever express a thought that he should not have moved to the "New State OK" Toots said "He was always happy with the farm and never gave any sigh of regret and he firmly believe he would do it all over again". They truly were OK, Pioneers and I am proud to be their Grandaughter. Signed Charlene Gorrell Sisler."

I could not find her in the 1870 or 1880 census. 
Family links: 
  Stephen Hale Brewer (1839 - 1902)
  Sarah Augusta Ellis Wilkerson (1844 - 1914)
  Albert Myers Hartley (1859 - 1946)
  Roy Myers Hartley (1886 - 1960)*
  Bessie May Hartley Pettit (1887 - 1946)*
  Mattie Leona Hartley Kinyon (1888 - 1956)*
  Marie Katherine Hartley Botts (1889 - 1961)*
  Geneva Viola Hartley Cunningham (1891 - 1971)*
  Hazel Vancie Hartley Gorrell (1892 - 1974)*
  Nellie Sadie Hartley Duggins (1894 - 1971)*
  Vernon Raymond Hartley (1896 - 1982)*
  Myerl Gladys Hartley Hollenback (1898 - 1957)*
  Glen Albert Hartley (1900 - 1985)*
  Albert Glen Hartley (1902 - 1984)*
  Lee Brewer (1862 - 1946)*
  Edward E. Brewer (1865 - 1927)*
  Elizabeth Matilda Brewer Teagarden (1867 - 1930)*
  Eva May Brewer Hartley (1868 - 1936)
  Freeman Brewer (1872 - 1949)**
  Glen Brewer (1882 - 1951)**
  Minnie Atta Brewer Bird (1883 - 1970)**
  Agnes Brewer Reeves (1889 - 1915)**
  Nuffie Brewer Creamer (1890 - 1977)**
*Calculated relationship
Miller Cemetery
Woodward County
Oklahoma, USA
Created by: June Welsch
Record added: Nov 22, 2009
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Mrs Eva May <i>Brewer</i> Hartley
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