John Hartley

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John Marion Hartley Dead.
Was In Late Eighties; Funeral Services Held At Salisbury Sunday.

John Marion Hartley, a resident of Menard county for many years, died Thursday March 11 [1926] at the home of his son Charles O. Hartley southeast of the city, at the age of eighty-seven years, eleven months and seventeen days. Mr. Hartley had been in poor health for several years, and his condition had been known to be serious for some time preceding his death.

Mr. Hartley, or "Uncle John" as he was familiarly known, was born March 25, 1838, near Mt. Sterling, Illinois, the son of Eli and Mary Hartley. While he was yet a small boy he came with his parents to Menard county and spent the remainder of his life in this county and the adjoining county of Sangamon.

He was married in the year 1864 to Miss Sophronia Darby. To this union were born seven children, Mrs. Harritt Davis of Springfield, Mrs. Lula B. Rickard of Karr, Oklahoma, Susie V. Hartley, deceased, Charles O., Mary E., and Thomas L., all of Petersburg, and Miss Cordie, of Detroit, Mich. Besides the six children named above, he is survived by a great many friends. During the years that he lived in this city, he came into contact with a great many of the people of the community, and was universally respected. He had a great many friends, and was a man who sought friends for friendship's sake, rather then for the good that friends might be able to do him.

Funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Salisbury at 11 a. m. Sunday March 14, conducted by Rev. George W. Boyd of Virginia. The remains were interred in the cemetery at Salisbury. Pallbearers were Philo Miller, Zack Miller, Harry Miller, B. S. Osborne, Palmer G. Nolting and Harley Keithley.

The members of the family desire to express their thanks to their friends for the kindness extended to them.

Contributed by Matthew Ferricks

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