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George B Hartley
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Birth: May 13, 1823
Greene County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 9, 1902
Bureau County
Illinois, USA


>From "Buda Plain" -- George B. Hartley d. June 9, 1902

Son of Mahlon and Mary (Buchanan) HARTLEY, was born in Green County,
Pennsylvania, May 13, 1823, and died at his home in Buda, Illinois,
June 9, 1902, aged 79 years and 26 days.

He was one of nine children in his father's family, and there is only
one sister that survives him, viz, Mrs. Delilah FORBES, now living
near Bradford, Illinois.

He was united in marriage to Miss Charlotte JENKINS, in Pennsylvania,
April 3, 1850 and four years later, in 1854, with their two children
one three years old and one six weeks old, started for Illinois. ( It
was the year of the epidemic of cholera.) They came all the way by
steam boat, starting at Rice's Landing on the Monongahela River and
from theence to Pittsburg and thence down the Ohio Rive, landing at
Henry, after three weeks of a journey, and many having died on the
boat with cholera. They immeiately went out to Lone Tree Prairie,
where they resided for three years, and then in the spring of 1858
bought a piece of land south of Walnut Grove, in Bureau County, where
they resided for 17 years. In 1875 they sold their farm south of
Walnut Grove in Macon Township and bought a farm south east of Buda
near Gravel Hill, wherer they resided until five years ago when they
moved to their present home in Buda. All these years, 52 in number,
they two have walked side by side, sharing each others joys and
sorrows with many privations and hardships, yet with many triumphs and
pleasures until death came taking the husband and father leaving the
wife and mother to come a little later.

Eight children were born to them, one daughter Mary, the eldest dying
some years ago, and leaving besides the faithful wife, and one sister,
to mourn with the seven children given them as follows: Albert M.,
living at Hebron, IA; George O., living near Neponset, Illinois;
Leroy, living on the home farm south of Buda; Eliza E. (Mrs. Wm.)
RUSSELL, living near Tenny, Minn., Emeline (Mrs. Jefferson ) JOHNSON,
Selma, California;
Martha J. (Mrs. Wm.) FOSTER, Ide County, IA; and Carrie (Mrs.
Elsworth) BURLING, Pearl, Okla.

His illness has been of about eighteen months duration, and for some
time he was at the hospital at Galesburg. That was bout one year ago.
He was treated for a cancer, and when he returned home and began to
improve it was hoped that he was permanently helped, but soon it began
to appear in another place, and he patiently endured, but it was
apparent to his friends that he could not long survive, as his
suffereing was intense, and very severe. He gradually weakened and
sunk down into the arms of death, and gently breathed his last just as
the sun sunk to rest on Monday evening the 9th inst.

Mr. HARTLEY was numbered among the old settlers in Bureau County and
his face and form have been a familiar figure in Buda for a great
number of years. He was of a jovial and cheerful disposition and was
alwsys hopeful and looking for the bright side, causing every one to
feel at ease and cheerful in his presence.

He was a good husband and a kind father, an obliging neighbor, a law
abiding citizen, a congenial companion, honest and upright in all his
dealings, and his word was as good as his bond. He will be missed, as
his beaming face and gleeful disposition was familiar on our streets.
These faces, these seasons, these songs, these prayers, these
opportunities--all, are fleeting, passing away, hasting to be gone....

The funeral from the home to the M. E. Church, in Buda, Wednesday June
11, 1902, at 2 o'clock pm conducted by Rev. Vincent Aten, and was
largely attended by the old neighbors and friends. Appropriate
singing was rendered by the M. E. Church choir and the burial was at
Bunker Hill Cemetery. The following were pall bearers, B. G. DEXTER,
John BURKE, D. BRADY, H. A. WELD, Z.R. BLISS, and David YOUNT. V.A. 
Family links: 
  Charlott Jenkins Hartley (1829 - 1903)*
  Mary E Hartley (1851 - 1882)*
  Elizabeth E. Hartley Russell (1854 - 1911)*
  Martha Jane Hartley Foster (1858 - 1922)*
  Albert Myers Hartley (1859 - 1946)*
  Leroy Hartley (1866 - 1943)*
  Carrie Hartley Burling (1872 - 1909)*
*Calculated relationship
Bunker Hill Cemetery
Bureau County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Mark Giltner
Record added: Jun 04, 2009
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George B Hartley
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George B Hartley
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his sister: Delilah Hartley ForbesMemorial# 114106669 (my G.G.Grandmother)his sister: Eliza Hartley Paxton Memorial# 47497666Rest in Peace
- Carol
 Added: Dec. 15, 2013
2nd cousin, 4 times removed. Rest in Peace
- Olin E. Hartley
 Added: Jun. 23, 2011

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