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Arthur L. Hartley (1900-1949)

Services for Arthur L. Hartley, Prominent Citzen, Held on Tuesday

Arthur Lee Hartley, second son of the late Hartson W. and Minnie J. Hartley, was born at Nasby, Greenfield Township, Erie county, January 16, 1902, and died from post operative causes in Hamot hospital, Erie, Pa., January 29, 1949.

Arthur attended the Bissell school, graduated from Greenfield High School in 1919 and North East high school in 1920. Following graduation from high school he taught the Davis and Colt Station schools in Greenfield township and the Adkins school in North East township, attending Edinboro Normal school summers. In 1924 he matriculated at the Pennsylvania State College graduating in 1928.

Following graduation, Arthur accepted a position as foreman with the Stearn Silk company in Elmira N.Y., where he took his bride, the former Calista Bisbee, whom he married June 5, 1928. When the depression closed the silk mill in 1932, Arthur purchased the grocery store at 193 S. Pearl street where the family now resides.

In 1947 he purchased the building and stock of his area competitor in "Brooklyn" and enlarged and remodeled his place of business at the new location.

Arthur was a member of the North East Lodge F. and A.M. 399 and of the North East Service club, in addition to several business organizations. Arthur's hobbies and interests were his family, his business and hunting and fishing.

He leaves to mourn his passing, his widow, Calista Bisbee Hartley; three daughters, Genevieve, Lois Ann and Mary Alice; his mother, Minnie J. Hartley; a sister, Mrs. Archie Evans; and two brothers, Harry and Ralph, in addition to a wide circle of business associates, patrons and friends.

Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Ivan M. Shreve at the Marks Funeral home. Pall bearers were Donald Bogert, William Wiggers, John Stoddard, Lee Thorton, Archie Evans and George Sturdivant. Interment is in Oak Hill cemetery. Masonic services were conducted Monday night.

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