Surname: Whitley

Progressive Men of Western Colorado

This manuscript in it’s basic form is a volume of 948 biographies of prominent men and women, all leading citizens of Western Colorado. Western Colorado in this case covers the counties of: Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel.

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Biography of Harvey Whitley

Harvey Whitley, a well known farmer owning a quarter section of land in Yorkville Township, was born in Brighton Township, Kenosha County, on the 19th of June, 1869, of the marriage of Thomas and Mary A. (Leach) Whitley. The former, born in Bingley, Yorkshire, England, on the 12th of March, 1821, came to the United States when twenty-two years old and located in Kenosha County, Wisconsin, where he became identified with agricultural interests. He was married in 1861 to Miss Mary Ann Leach, who was born in Keighley, Yorkshire, and by whom he had five children: Joseph E., born December 7, 1861; Sarah A., born December 29, 1862; Mary J., born January 19, 1866; Thomas W., born August 22, 1867; and Harvey. The last named supplemented his common school education by attending the Oshkosh Normal School and as a boy and youth also became thoroughly familiar with practical methods of farming, through helping his father. He has continued to follow the occupation to which he was reared and has accumulated more than a competence. He resided in Brighton Township, Kenosha County, to 1900, when he came to Yorkville Township, Racine County, where he owns one hundred and sixty acres of well improved land. His residence is modern and attractive, the barns and outbuildings are substantial and he also has a large silo. He raises both grain and stock, also...

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Biography of Hiram C. Whitley

Hiram C. Whitley. The State of Kansas is filled with interesting men, many of them known to the world at large. The city of Emporia had several. One is a prominent business man, who for upwards of forty years had given his time and energies to the upbuilding of that locality. This is Hiram C. Whitley who was at one time chief of the secret service division of the United States Treasury. The story of his life, particularly the early years, reads like a book, and in fact his experiences have been described in a book which was published about twenty years ago and which throws an interesting light on life and times in the far South during the Civil war period and also that era known as the reconstruction period for ten years following the great Civil war. Mr. Whitley wrote this book under the title “In It” and it is somewhat in the nature of an autobiography, told simply and modestly, but illuminating that historic epoch in our nation’s history with which it deals. The author says: “The incidents related in this book are founded principally on facts, as they came to me during an experience of twelve years in the Secret Service of the United States Government.” Hiram C. Whitley is a native of the Pine Tree State, but his experiences have covered a larger part...

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Harvey L. Whitley

Corpl., Co. D, 30th Div., 119th Regt.; of Wayne County; son of W. R. and Mrs. Elizabeth Whitley. Entered service April 23, 1917, at Fremont. Sent to Camp Royster, when on bridge duty at Haw River. Transferred to Camp Wadsworth, Camp Sevier, Camp Merritt, then to Boston, Mass. Sailed for France May 12, 1918. Fought at Ypres, Voormizelle, Bellicourt, Premont, Busigny, Montbrehain, Hindenburg Line. Was on front duty with the 1st Btry. 119th. Returned to USA April 2, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 7,...

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J. R. Whitley

Sergt., 30th Div., 105th San. Tr., F. H., 120th Co.; of Wayne County; son of W. R. and Mrs. Elizabeth Whitley. Husband of Mrs. Ruth Sutton Whitley. Entered service Sept. 4, 1917, at Burlington, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, transferred to Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C., then to Camp Mills, N. Y. Sailed for France June 4th; landed June 11, 1918. Fought at Chateau Thierry, Marne offensive, Soissons. Returned to USA April 1, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson April 6,...

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