was born at Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania
, on 12 October 1838. He was the son of John Hartley
and Catherine O. Spangler
. William Henry Hartley began military service on 25 April 1861 at Tipton Co., Indiana
. William was listed as a household member living with an unknown person on the 1870 Census at Cicero Twp., Tipton Co., Indiana
. He married Sarah Ellen Fisher
at Frankton, Madison Co., Indiana
, on 1 October 1879. William was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Pipe Creek Twp., Madison Co., Indiana
. William was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at White River Twp., Hamilton Co., Indiana
. William died on 21 June 1922 at Arcadia, Hamilton Co., Indiana
, at age 83. He was New Tag From theTipton Tribune, 22 Jun 1922
"WILLIAM HARTLEY DIED AT THE AGE OF EIGHTY-FOUR
WIDELY KNOWN AND HIGHLY RESPECTED RESIDENT OF ARCADIA
CAME TO COUNTY IN AN EARLY DAY
HAD SPLENDID RECORD AS A CIVIL WAR VETERAN
William H. Hartley died at his home in Arcadia, Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, following a protracted illness, at the age of eighty-four. The funeral will be held in the M.E. Church at Arcadia at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon and the internment will take place in the Dunkard cemetery.
The deceased was one of the most widely known residents of the northern part of Hamilton County, having spent nearly all of his life in that section. Relatives who survive are three daughters - Mrs. Lee Kellam, of Toledo, Ohio; Mrs. Bertha Thomas, living near Cicero, and Miss Elnora Hartley, a teacher in a business college in Chicago; one stepson, Vinton Barnhizer; two grandsons, Dallas and Verlin Barnhizer, and one granddaughter, Pauline Thomas.
Mr. Hartley was born in Lancaster County, Pa., October 12, 1838, and while he was yet a babe the parents concluded to locate in the West but after being out here only a few weeks they became homesick and returned to Pennsylvania. After remaining at their old home for several years they came West a second time and located in Indiana. They made a short stop in Wayne County and then came to Hamilton County, settling in 1848 on a farm southwest of Arcadia which at the present time is owned by John Heisser, Sr. They resided there about 7 years, then sold the farm and moved to Arcadia, where the father started up a wagon shop, as he was a wagon maker by trade, and there William Henry began to learn the trade. The shop was located on the corner once occupied by J. H. Gentry's grocery store.
While residing there, his father organized the first Sunday School of Arcadia, which met in the old school, which stood where Jacob Gettle lived. Two years of town life sufficed for the parents, John and Cassie Hartley, and they bought a 160 acre farm near Omega, where they reared their family.
They were the parents of thirteen children, four dying in infancy. Those still living and those who died after reaching mature years are according to their ages: George Hartley, of Frankton, who died in 1912; William Henry Hartley, the subject of this sketch; Albert Hartley, White River Township, who died about eight years ago; Gilbert Hartley, who was killed by an accident a number of years ago; Jerome Hartley, a prosperous farmer living east of Arcadia, and who is nearing his 77th year; Mrs. Barbara Merritt, who is living in Independence, Kan; Mrs. Elnora Leeman, who resides on a farm west of Arcadia; Steve Hartley, who lives near Aroma, and Mrs. Charlotte Dellinger, the youngest of the family, who is a resident of Arcadia.
When the deceased became a young man he went to Kokomo to work at the wagon maker's trade, and it was there he cast his first vote and that for Abe Lincoln. In the spring of 1861 he went to Tipton to work and when the news came that Fort Sumter had been fired upon and the President called for troops, he at once enlisted for the three months in the 11th Indiana Infantry, and when that enlistment expired, he came home for a few weeks recuperation. He soon re-enlisted with the 7th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery, and in this he went through all the grades of non-commissioned officers and at the close of the war was discharged as a First Lieutenant.
He fought his first great battle at Stone River, was active at Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain and other decisive battles. From the din of war and the roar of the cannon his hearing was impaired.
In 1879, he was married to Mrs. Sarah Fisher Barnhizer and for a time they resided at Frankton, where he was engaged in the drug business until in 1881. Then they moved to the old Hartley homestead, until they retired from farm life. They built a comfortable home in Arcadia. He claimed a record of never having needed a doctor's services.
Though his years increased, he kept young in spirit and was always happiest when he had his family about him."
On 22 June 1922 at Tipton Tribune, Tipton, Tipton Co., Indiana
. His body was interred on 23 June 1922 at Arcadia, Hamilton Co., Indiana
, at Dunkard Cemetery at the Church of the Brethren. I have picture of his tombstone..