NameWilliam Harkey
BirthOct 1846, Illinois [32]
Death8 Apr 1930, Butte Co, CA [290]
Marriage1893, Butte Co, CA
SpouseSarah Olive J. MYERS
Birth22 Mar 1860, Daviess Co, MO [291]
Census11 Jun 1900, Gridley, Butte Co, CA
Census20 Apr 1910, Gridley, Butte Co, CA
Census12 Feb 1920, Gridley, Butte Co, CA
Census1930, Gridley, Butte Co, CA
Death9 Apr 1942, Butte Co, CA [291]
FatherChristopher M. MYERS (1831-1916)
MotherOlive Amanda COLE (1832-1912)
Other spousesDaniel A. BURNHAM
Children
1 FAlpha Marie Harkey
Birth26 Jan 1894, Gridley, Butte Co, CA [291]
Death18 Dec 1982, Butte Co, CA [291]
2 MWalter Lee Harkey
Birth23 Sep 1901, Gridley, Butte Co, CA [291]
Death11 Jul 1994, Butte Co, CA [291]
Notes for Sarah Olive J. MYERS
In 1880, she and Daniel were living next door to her parents and her sister Mary. Shortly afterward, she and Daniel divorced. She moved to California to live with her sister Mary and married a Walter Harkey. They were married about 1893. Family tradition says she worked for him first for nine years, which puts her divorce from Daniel about 1884.

Son Walter Lee Harkey b. 9/23 1901. d. 7/11/1994 Butte. Daughter Alpha Marie Harkey Blydenburgh b. 1/26/1894 d. 12/18/1982. [291]
Census notes for Sarah Olive J. MYERS
1900 Butte Co, CA: William L. Harkey b. Oct 1846 IL; Sarah Mar 1860; m. 7 yrs, 4 kids, all living; Alpha Jan 1894 CA; Charles Burnham Jan 1883 MO (step-son) (Gridley, p. 206, ED 16, sht 11, 6/11/1900)
1910 Butte Co, CA: William G. Harkey 63 IL m. 17yrs, Sarah 50 MO 5 kids living, par b. OH/OH; Alpha 16 CA par b. IL/MO, Walter 9 CA (Gridley, p. 212 ED 8, 4/20/1910)
1920 Butte Co, CA: William Harkey 73 IL, Sarah O. 59 OH, Walter L. 19 CA (Gridley, p. 195 ED 16, 2/12/1920)
1930 Butte Co, CA: Walter Harkey 83 IL (age 47 at marr [supposed to be 1st marr, clearly not]) Par b. NC, Sarah 70 MO (33 at marr) F-IL M-VT; Alpha Crowe (daughter) 36 CA, Virginia Crowe (gdau) 15 CA. (State HY, Gridley, ED 23, p. 1A) (3/17/03)
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