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 Samuel Josiah Harkey

Samuel Josiah Harkey

Birth
Kimble County, Texas, USA
Death 7 Feb 1950 (aged 71)
Mertzon, Irion County, Texas, USA
Burial Mertzon, Irion County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 36030562 · View Source
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Sam Harkey was born December 2, 1878, in Kimble County, Texas, to Joe Mathias Harkey and Henrietta Jackson. The Courthouse and jail served as his home in his early years while his father was the Sheriff of San Saba County.

He married Gertrude Ryan in 1905 and later purchased a ranch in Irion County, Texas. Seven children were born to this union; six boys and one girl. The family moved to Sherwood when Sam was elected Sheriff of Irion County in 1924.

Sam died in 1950 after several years of failing health. He was laid to rest in the Merzton Cemetery.


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  • Created by: Paula J
  • Added: 19 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36030562
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Josiah Harkey (2 Dec 1878–7 Feb 1950), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36030562, citing Mertzon Cemetery, Mertzon, Irion County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Paula J (contributor 46489742) .