Bedford, Taylor County, Iowa
Thursday, July 13, 1939
Hugh Hartley Dies
Hugh [Josephus] HARTLEY became seriously ill on Friday and was taken to a St. Joseph hospital where he
underwent a surgical operation for perforated ulcers that evening. He is reported in a critical condition.
Later: Death came to Mr. HARTLEY at the hospital about 6 o'clock Tuesday evening, July 11.
The funeral services were held this afternoon at 4 o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J[ohn]. O[rlan]
[Georgia (HARTLEY)] STEEN just north of Blockton, north of town, and burial in Rose Hill cemetery [Blockton,
Taylor County, Iowa].
Taylor County Herald
Thursday, July 20, 1939, page 5
Obituary ~ H. J. Hartley
Hugh Josephus HARTLEY was born near Blockton April 15, 1884, and died in a St. Joseph, Mo., hospital July 11,
He was married to Fern CARTER Dec. 5, 1908. To this union were born John Day of Murdo, S. D.; Hugh
Keenan of Blockton; Barbara Virginia who died Feb. 1928. Two grandchildren, Barbara Jo and Robert Doyle,
also survive him.
Besides the immediate family he leaves five sisters and one brother — Mrs. Sarah
FRANKLIN. Ft. Morgan, Colo.; Mrs. H. E. WORTHINGTON, Des Moines; Mrs. Iola NELSON, Hastings, N.Y.; J. L.
HARTLEY, Mingo; Mrs. Bernice BAILEY, Mt. Vernon, New York; Mrs. J. O. STEEN, Blockton.
He grew up in the Blockton community and spent all his life there except the last three years, which were
spent at Gainesville, Mo.
He was a member of the Christian church at Maloy.
He possessed those qualities of character which drew to him a host of loyal friends. He was a neighbor that
was loved and trusted by all who knew him, never failing to give of his time to help those who needed help.
He especially loved little children, and both young and old were made happier by his kind and gentle nature.
He was a man who lived life with faith and marked courage and who accepted it with the same strength and
fortitude that characterized his whole life.
Funeral services were held at the home of his sister, Mrs. J. O. STEEN, near Blockton, Thursday evening at
4 o'clock, conducted by C. E. STRINGFELLOW of Des Moines. Burial in Rose Hill cemetery [Blockton].
Taylor County Herald
Thursday, July 27, 1939, page 1
Rites Thursday For H. J. Hartley
Funeral services were held Thursday from the J[ohn]. O[rlan]. STEEBN home near Blockton for Hugh [Josephus] HARTLEY,
55, who died July 11 at a St. Joseph [MO] hospital.
Surviving are his widow; two sons, John D[ay]. of Murdo, S. D., and Hugh K[eenan]. of Blockton; two
grandchildren, Barbara Jo and Robert Doyle HARTLEY; five sisters, Mrs. Sarah [Isabel] FRANKLIN, Fort Morgan,
Colo., Mrs. H[arry] E[rnest] [Virginia] WORTHINGTON of Des Moines, Mrs. [Eliza] Iola NELSON, Hastings, N. Y.,
Mrs. Bernice BAILEY, Mt. Vernon, N. Y., and Mrs. [Georgia] STEEN of Blockton; and by a brother,
J[ohn]. L[eslie]. HARTLEY of Mingo, Ia.
The rites were conducted by C. E. STRINGFELLOW of Des Moines. Burial was in the Blockton [Rose Hill] cemetery.
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