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Blockton News
Blockton, Taylor County, Iowa
Thursday, March 14, 1918

OBITUARY ~ JOHN MILTON HARTLEY

John Milton HARTLEY, son of Josephus and Sarah [MINOR] HARTLEY, was born at Carmichaels, Pennsylvania, May 28, 1840.

He enlisted in the Union army in 1862 and served in the 15th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry until the close of the war.

On October 17, 1869, he was united in marriage with Hannah Jane KEENAN. There were born into this home nine children: Mrs. Omar [Sarah Isabel] FRANKLIN [Sarah Isabel], Fort Morgan, Colorado; Mrs. J. G. [Jessie] DOWLIN, Blockton; Mrs. I. T. [Ora] SKINNER, deceased since January 9, 1916; Mrs. H. E. [Virginia] WORTHINGTON, Maloy; Mrs. R. D. [Eliza "Iola"] NELSON, Denton, Texas; Hugh [Josephus] HARTLEY, Blockton; Leslie HARTLEY, Mingo; Bernice and Georgia HARTLEY, Maloy.

Mr. HARTLEY with his family came to Taylor county, Iowa, in 1874, where he resided on a farm until he moved to Maloy in 1892 and where for a number of years he has been engaged in [the hardware] business.

He united with the Christian church at Maloy in 1901, and served as elder in the church for a number of years. He was also one of the chief promoters in building the church at Maloy.

His death occurred March 3, 1918, at the age of 77 years, 9 months and 5 days.

He leaves not only the members of his immediate family, all of whom were present, but also a community of friends to mourn his loss.

The funeral services were held from the home Wednesday morning at 10:30, conducted by Rev. STRINGFELLOW of Des Moines, pastor of the Maloy Christian church, and interment was made in the Platte River cemetery [near Maloy.

Photograph courtesy of Maloy Centennial Book

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, August of 2011

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