Heber Lynden Hartley

Heber Lynden Hartley

Canterbury, York County, New Brunswick, Canada
Death 27 Jul 1940 (aged 69)
Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Section I, Block 3, Lot 1, Grave 3
Memorial ID 143986902 · View Source
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      Heber Hartley met a severe accident on yesterday morning. He was climbing a ladder at the new house being erected on Seventh street by his brother, B. F. Hartley, when he fell to the ground, breaking his right arm above the wrist. Both bones were broken entirely off, and very nearly driven through the skin of the arm. It was immediately cared for by Dr. Rosser, and at present writing he is as comfortable as circumstances will permit. (Brainerd Tribune, 08 November 1879, p. 4, c. 1)

1895 Minnesota State Census, Minneapolis, Ward 02, Hennepin County:
Hartley Heber L., age 24, b. 1871 Canada, parents b. New Brunswick; lawyer
Hartley, Frederick C., age 21, b. 1874, New Brunswick, parents b. New Brunswick; advertising agent

1900 Federal Census, State of Minnesota, Duluth Destrict 4, Culuth, Ward 1, St. Louis County:
Hartley, Heber L., age 29, b. 1870, Canada, parents b. Canada, lawyer

Heber Lynden Hartley married Elizabeth Spencer in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota on June 14, 1900.

1905 Minnesota State Census, Cass Lake, Cass County, p. 204:
Hartley, Heber L., age 34, b. New Brunswick, parents b. New Brunswick; manages ??

1910 Federal Census, State of Minnesota, Duluth, Ward 2, St. Louis County:
Hartley, Heber L., age 39, head, married, b. 1871 Canada, parents b. Canada
Hartley, Elizabeth, age 35, wife, b. 1875 Minnesota, father b. Vermont, mother b. New York

1920 Federal Census, State of Minnesota, Duluth, St. Louis County:
Hartley, Heber L., age 46, b. 1874 Canada, parents b. Canada
Hartley, Elizabeth S., age 43, b. 1877 Minnesota, father b. Vermont, mother b. New York

1930 Federal Census, State of Minnesota, Duluth, St. Louis County:
Hartley, Heber L., age 59, b. 1871 Canada, parents b. Canada
Hartley, Elizabeth, age 54, b. 1876 Minnesota, father b. Massachusetts, mother b. Massachusetts

1940 Federal Census, State of California, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County:
Hartley, Huber L., age 69, b. 1871 Canada
Hartley, Elizabeth, age 64, b. 1876 Minnesota

              H. L. Hartley Dies At 69

      Heber Lynden Hartley, 69 years old, of 2602 East Seventh street, prominent Duluth dairy and cattle-breeding pioneer, died last night at a Rochester hospital after a brief illness.
      Mr. Hartley formerly operated the Island farm at Island, Minn., with creameries at Hinckley and Hibbing. Beginning in 1910, it was a venture in which he was joined by his brother, the late G. G. Hartley. He retired from active service in the late 20s to attend to his private affairs.
      A director for many years of the American Aberdeen-Angus Breeders association, Mr. Hartley was a pioneer leader in pure-bred cattle promotion. His work in Guernsey dairy cattle and Aberdeen-Angus beef cattle at Page, N. D. was outstanding.
      Born Sept. 23, 1875, in Shogomoc, N. B., he was graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Minnesota. He was later graduated from the university law school and subsequently undertook law practice in Duluth with the firm of Lum, Neff & Hartley.
      In 1899 he moved to Cass Lake where he platted the townsite of Cass Lake and operated the Cass Lake Water, Light & Power Co. with his brothers, Roland H. and G. G. He returned to Duluth in 1910.
      Surviving are his widow, Elizabeth Spencer; a sister, Mrs. Lewis G. Rogers, Buffalo, N. Y., and a brother, Roland, former Republican governor of the state of Washington, the latter has been in the city during his brother's illness. He is a resident of Everett, Wash. Funeral arrangements are pending. (Duluth News Tribune,28 July 1940)

HARTLEY, Heber L., 2602 E. 7th St.
      Funeral services will be hel Tuesday, 2:30 p. m. from the home, Rev. T. C. McQueen officiating. Interment Forest Hill. Crawford Mortuary in charge. (Duluth News Tribune,28 July 1940)

   H. L. Hartley, Cattle Breeder, Dies at 69

                  Services on Tuesday
                      Will Be Held at
                        Local Home.

      Funeral services for Heber Lynden Hartley 2602 East Seventh street, prominent Duluth resident and a nationally known cattle breeder, will be held at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday in the residence. Death came to Mr. Hartley Saturday night in a Rochester, Minn., hospital. He was 69 years old.
      A past president of the American Aberdeen-Angus Breeders' association, he was known to cattle breeders in every section of the country. In 1936 he was honored by Minnesota Livestock Breeders' association with an honorary citation for his work in this field and his picture was hung in the gallery at the Livestock pavilion of the University of Minnesota as a representative Minnesota agricultural leader.
      The citation, made by Dean W. C. Coffey of the college of agriculture, was in "recognition of the conspicuous accomplishment in the livestock field and particularly in the breeding of Guernsey and Aberdeen-Angus cattle."
      Mr. Hartley was the 11th of 12 children born to Edward W. and Rebecca B. Hartley on a farm near Shogomoc, N. B. The family moved to this country when he was a boy and he received his elementary and college education in the United States. He was graduated from the University of Minnesota law school with Phi Beta Kappa recognition for scholastic achievement.
      At the turn of the century, with his brothers, Roland H. Hartley, former governor of Washington, and the late G. G. Hartley, he was engaged in townsite development, general construction and utility management. The Hartleys were interested in the development of Cass Lake and other communities in this region. It was in 1902, while engaged in a development project in Western Minnesota with G. G. Hartley, that his brother persuaded him to undertake the establishment of a Guernsey breeding plant at Island, Minn., 50 miles west of Duluth.
      Two years were spent in clearing 50 acres of virgin land, more than half of which was heavily timbered. When the farm was ready for operation, Mr. Hartley personally supervised the purchase of every head of cattle. He also supervised all breeding at the farm, and many renowned sires were raised at the farm. When in 1922, the federal experiment station at Beltville, Md., completed an exhaustive study and rating of Guernsey sires, based on their ability to transmit butterfat-producing capacity to their offspring; the Hartley bred bull, Gold Lassie's Julian, led by a margin of more than 57 pounds of butterfat every bull listed in the herd register of the American Guernsey Cattle club.
      Guernseys from the farm were known at dairy cow shows everywhere. One of the notable achievements of Mr. Hartley in this field was the founding and development of the "La Noce Family" of Guernseys, and three members of that family have completed former world's records. La Noce Family females have sold up to $15,000 per head.
      Turning from Guernseys to Aberdeen-Angus cattle, Mr. Hartley achieved wide success at the Hartley stock farm at Page, N. D. Cattle from both of the farms have won top honors at national shows on many occasions.
      Mr. Hartley retired from active work in this field in 1928 and since has devoted his time to private interests. He is survived by his widow, the former Elizabeth Spencer; a brother, Roland, of Washington, now visiting in the city, and a sister, Mrs. Lewis G. Rogers, Buffalo, N. Y. (Duluth Herald, 29 July 1940)

CERTID# 1940-MN-010696
Date of Death: 27 JUL 1940
County of Death: OLMSTED

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