Isaac Newton Hartley

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Passed Away In His Chair.
Isaac Newton Hartley Dies Suddenly…Aged 65 Years, 8 Months, 5 Days.

Isaac Newton Hartley was born in Macoupin Co., Ill., August 11, 1851. He was united in marriage to Miss Mary S. Carman, Dec. 24, 1873. To this union were born four children, who with the mother have passed on to the great beyond. Three grandchildren only are living.

On July 19, 1912, he was married to Miss Emma Nelson of this city, who survives to mourn his departure.

In early life he confessed Christ and became a member of the Christian church in the fall of 1870.

For 46 years he was a school teacher, in which profession he was highly successful and was loved by all the children. He will be missed by the children and the teachers of the county.

He passed away on April 16, 1917, expiring in his chair at his home following a short illness. He leaves in addition to his widow, three brothers, John M., of this city, Levi of Kansas and William of Oklahoma, three sisters, Jane Smetters of Chicago, Elizabeth Parlier of Delavan and Mary Jarrett of Girard, and a host of friends.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. F. Meier at the Cumberland Presbyterian church on Thursday afternoon. Interment followed at Rose Hill.

The schools of the city were closed in the afternoon.

Contributed by Matthew Ferricks

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