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Rev Waitman Thomas Hartley
Birth: Nov. 27, 1872
Greene County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 24, 1965
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA


Dr. Rev. Waitman Thomas Hartley, grandfather of Homestead Park Methodist Church Minister John H. Hartley, died yesterday at the Elder Crest Nursing Home here.
Dr. Hartley, 92, had been in ill health during the past year.
Friends of the family will be received at the Harry Corl Funeral Home on Edgewood Avenue in Trafford until noon Saturday.
Funeral services will be conducted at the First Methodist Church of Trafford at 1 p.m. Speakers will include Dr. W. Sproule Boyd, superintendent of the Pittsburgh-East District of the Methodist Church, and the Rev. Donald Dalke, minister of the Trafford church.
Dr. Hartley had been a member of the Pittsburgh Methodist Conference more than 50 years and had served at numerous churches including those in Wilmerding, Christy Park and Dravosburg.
He was superintendent of the Methodist Home for the Aged between 1912 and 1914 when it was located in Dravosburg.
He was at the time of his death a life-member of the board of the home, now located in Mt. Lebanon.
The clergyman attended Waynesburg College and received his bachelor of divinity degree at Drew Seminary, N.J., in 1903. He earned his doctor of divinity degree at Waynesburg.
He submitted his official retirement in 1945 but later served for three years as minister of the Mt. Pleasant *Mehtodist Church.
Before entering the nursing home here, he maintained his own residence in Trafford.
His wife, Anna Gass Hartley, died several years ago.
Survivors include three sons, Olin K. of Clearwater, Fla.; John F. of Trafford and Elijah of Cleveland; a daughter, Mrs. Nellie Ayres, living in Turkey, and several grandchildren.

Published in the Homestead Daily Messenger, Homestead, Pennsylvania, March 1965

Correction: *Methodist Church

Conference Relations: Licensed to Preach 1900; Admitted on Trial Methodist Episcopal Pittsburgh Conference 1903; Full Membership 1905; Deacon 1903, Mallalieu; Elder 1905, Cranston; Retired 1945; Member Methodist Western Pennsylvania Conference at Merger 1962; Deceased: March 24, 1965 in Trafford, Pennsylvania. Buried in Restland Memorial Park, Wilmerding, Pennsylvania. Born: November 27, 1872 near Mount Morris, Pennsylvania. (His memoir is in 1965 Journal, page 907; Her memoir is in 1959 Pgh Journal, page 1293).

Appointment Records: Allegheny Mission 1903-1904; West Elizabeth/Jefferson 1904-1906; Nineveh 1906-1908; Noblestown 1908-1911; Dravosburg 1911-1912; Superintendent: Home for Aged 1912-1914; Elizabeth 1914-1923; Wilmerding 1923-1931; Pittsburgh: Crafton Heights 1931-1938; Mars 1938-1941; McKeesport: Christy Park 1941-1945; Retired 1945; Mount Pleasant 1945-1948.

Family links: 
  Elijah Wilson Hartley (1838 - 1927)
  Sarah Headlee Hartley (1839 - 1912)
  Anna Gass Hartley (1875 - 1958)
  Olin Kerslake Hartley (1903 - 1983)*
  John Fordyce Hartley (1904 - 1972)*
  Elijah Headlee Hartley (1907 - 1974)*
  Nellie May Hartley Ayres (1912 - 1998)*
  Pernina Hartley Lemley (1859 - 1940)*
  Cornelius S. Hartley (1862 - 1949)*
  Luther Ellsworth Hartley (1863 - 1945)*
  Jesse L. Hartley (1867 - 1958)*
  Ephraim Endsley Hartley (1869 - 1930)*
  Waitman Thomas Hartley (1872 - 1965)
  Haddie Rozella Hartley Shriver (1877 - 1929)*
  Estella Hartley Barrickman (1877 - 1965)*
  John Leslie Hartley (1885 - 1969)*
*Calculated relationship
Restland Memorial Park
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Rev Waitman Thomas Hartley
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