John J. HARTLEY, proprietor of a meat market in Henry, which business he has conducted successfully since 1896, was born in this city in 1868, his parents being James and Ellen (FITZGIBBONS) HARTLEY, both of whom were natives of Ireland. The father came to the United States when a boy with his parents, Philip and Mary HARTLEY, and after arriving at years of maturity he was married to Ellen FITZGIBBONS, who left her native country with her parents in her girlhood days and became a resident of Chicago. Both were members of the Catholic church. Mr. HARTLEY died in 1880, but the mother is still living at the age of sixty-six years. In their family were seven children.
John J. HARTLEY, the second in order of birth, attended the public schools, was reared under the parental roof and in early life learned and followed the butchering business, establishing a market of his own in 1896 and conducting it with continuous and gratifying success since that time. He now has a well equipped shop and enjoys a liberal patronage, which is accorded him by reason of his moderate prices, his straightforward dealing and his earnest desire to please his customers.
Mr. HARTLEY was married in 1899 to Miss Julia A. KLINE, a daughter of Nicholas and Lizzie KLINE. She was born in Putnam county in 1874 and has become the mother of two children: Helen Imelda and Lillian Meryl. The parents hold membership in St. Joseph's Catholic church and Mr. HARTLEY is connected with the Modern Woodmen of America, while his political allegiance is given to the democracy. His entire life has been passed in Henry and that he has been worthy the respect and esteem of his fellowmen is indicated by the fact that many of his stanchest friends are those who have known him from his boyhood days to the present time.
Extracted July 2011 by Norma Hass from
Past and Present of Marshall and Putnam Counties