The HARTLEY Surname Hall of Fame 2 M-R
Other notable bearers of the HARTLEY surname include:


Marcellus HARTLEY [1827-1902]
Marcellus HARTLEY was born on 23rd September 1827 in New York City. His parents were Robert Milham HARTLEY and Catherine MUNSON. He was not tall, had a light frame, was fair, with bluish-grey eyes.
After training at his father's company, and with the importer, Francis Tomes and Sons, Marcellus became interested in firearms. He became joint founder-member of the firm, Schuyler, Hartley and Graham, manufacturers of firearms. Marcellus was made the American goverment's arms agent during the Civil War [1862] and was given the title, Brigadier-General. He bought and became Chairman of Remington Arms [1888] and the Union Metallic Cartridge Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut. He supplied arms during the Franco-Prussian and Russo-Turkish Wars.
Marcellus was noted for his many charities, among them the founding, in 1897, of HARTLEY HOUSE, 413 West Forty-Sixth Street, the uniquely efficient settlement in New York City.
Marcellus married Frances Chester WHITE on 15 November 1855 at Madison Square Presbyterian Church. She was born 3 March 1833 in New York,USA. Her parents were Dr.Samuel Pomeroy WHITE and Caroline M JENKINS. Marcellus died on 8th January 1902
Marcellus aged 21 Marcellus aged 45

He was the son of Robert Milham HARTLEY, who was also a leading philanthropist of New York, the founder in 1829 of the New York Temperance Society, and, in 1844, of the New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor. Robert was also largely instrumental in founding the Presbyterian Hospital, New York, and was a supporter of the Workingmen's Home, the Juvenile Asylum, the Hospital for the Ruptured and Crippled, and other charitable institutions. He started also the first pure milk crusade. The fourth child, and eldest son of his parents, Robert was born in Cockermouth, Cumberland, England, February 17, 1796.
Robert was brought by his mother, in 1799, to join his father, Isaac HARTLEY, in New York, where he died March 3, 1881. Isaac was, like his father and grandfather, a woollen manufacturer, and was born in Cockermouth, December 30, 1765, came to America in 1797, and died in Perth, New York, October 6, 1851. In 1787 Isaac married Isabella, the daughter of Joseph JOHNSON of Embleton, England.
Isaac's father, Robert HARTLEY, who was born in Broughton, England, in 1736 and who died in Cockermouth in 1803, married, in 1754, Martha SMITHSON, the daughter of Isaac SMITHSON, granddaughter of Sir Hugh SMITHSON, Bart., and a cousin of Sir Hugh SMITHSON [afterwards Percy], 1st Duke of Northumberland, the father of James SMITHSON, who founded the Smithsonian Institute at Washington, District of Columbia.
Robert HARTLEY's father, James HARTLEY, was the son of the Reverend David HARTLEY, vicar of Armley, Yorkshire and brother of Doctor David HARTLEY [see above].

Marcellus Hartley Dodge, Snr. [February 28, 1881 – December 25, 1963] was the Chairman of the Board of Remington Arms Company. He married Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge [1882-1973]. He lived in Hartley House, located at Spring Valley Road on Hartley Farms in Harding Township, New Jersey. The Marcellus Hartley Dodge Award is bestowed in his honour.

Marcellus HARTLEY DODGE Jnr Marcellus Hartley Dodge, Jnr. [1908 – August 29, 1930] was the heir to the Remington-Rockefeller fortune who died in a car accident in France. He was the son of Ethel Geraldine Rockefeller [1882-1973] and her husband, Marcellus Hartley Dodge, Sr. [1881-1963]. He was a grandson of William Rockefeller, co-founder of Standard Oil, great-grandson of Remington Arms Company founder Marcellus Hartley, and grandnephew of Standard Oil's other co-founder, John D. Rockefeller. Dodge was often referred to as "Hartley." Dodge was instantly killed in an automobile accident on August 29, 1930, when his automobile struck a tree on the Bayonne-Bordeaux road in Mogesca, France shortly after his graduation from Princeton University in June 1930, where he played football. The car then caught fire and two passing motorists, Henri Dupin, and Paul Theau, pulled the dead body of Dodge out, and the still living Ralph Applegate. Dodges carotid artery had been severed, and the car engine was pushed against the back seat. Marcellus Hartley Dodge, Sr. went to the site of the accident and looked at the car and talked to the two men who pulled the bodies out of the wreck. His mother, Geraldine, had sent him there as a diversion from his hobby of aviation, which she felt was too dangerous. His parents provided for the Dodge Gateway on Princeton's campus in 1933 in his memory. In addition, the Dodges contributed to the construction of the gymnasium at Columbia University that is also named in his honour ... the Marcellus Hartley Dodge Physical Fitness Center. Dodge's mother also gave Madison, New Jersey the Hartley Dodge Memorial Building that was dedicated on Memorial Day, Thursday, May 30, 1935 to house its police department. This building now houses Madison's Borough Hall.

for more details on HARTLEY FARMS Harding Township, NJ. USA

Go to: Marcellus.htm

see HARTLEY Family of Chorlton in Lancashire


Marie HARTLEY [b.29 September 1905 - 10 May 2006]

English writer, artist and historian.  Marie Hartley made sure that the Yorkshire Dales would be long remembered through 33 books, thousands of paintings and photographs and an extraordinary collection of everything from oatcake pans to knitting sticks. She chronicled the area for 75 years with her friends Joan Ingilby and Ella Pontefract, creating a huge but lively record of the way things were between the mid-19th century and modern times.
The contribution that Marie and Joan made to our knowledge of the area was recognised by the award of an MBE to each of them in 1997. They also hold a Silver Medal award of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society for their contribution to Yorkshire History. Marie Hartley and Joan Ingilby built up an extraordinary picture of people's lives, largely described in their own words which gives immediacy and colour to the book as well as making it unique and irreplaceable Yorkshire Life
YORKSHIRE VILLAGE LIFE. Marie HARTLEY and Joan INGILBY. Published by Smith Settle Ltd. of Otley. First published in 1953 LIFE IN THE MOORLANDS OF NORTH EAST YORKSHIRE. Marie HARTLEY and Joan INGILBY. 2nd ed. Published in 1975 LIFE AND TRADITION IN WEST YORKSHIRE. Marie HARTLEY and Joan INGILBY. Published in 1990 "Favoured Land : Yorkshire in Text and Image - The Work of Marie HARTLEY" Life & tradition in the Yorkshire Dales.
The Old Hand-Knitters of the Dales. Vanishing Folkways 


Mariette HARTLEY  Mariette HARTLEY  [b. June 1940 Weston, Connecticut, USA ] 
American Film and TV Actress:  Real name Mary Loretta HARTLEY  [see HARTLEY Hall of Fame3.html]

  DVD's available include: The Magnificent Seven Ride Again, Drums Of Africa, 1969, Mothers And Daughters, Murder C.O.D., Passion And Paradise


Marsden HARTLEY, born Edmund HARTLEY [4 Jan 1877-2 Sept 1943] American Modern Artist, Poet and Essayist

Photographic portrait of Marsden Hartley by Carl van Vechten [1939] C. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

born Edmund HARTLEY on January 4, 1877 in Lewiston, Maine, to English parents, the youngest of nine children. His mother died when he was eight, leaving him under the care of an older sister. In 1892, at the age of 16, Edmund joined his father and stepmother Martha MARSDEN at Cleveland, Ohio, where he began formal art training at the Cleveland Institute of Art. In 1898 he moved to New York and studied at the New York School of Art. In 1906, at the age of 29, Hartley adopted his stepmother's maiden surname, Marsden, as his first name.
Marsden Hartley His talent won him a five-year scholarship for study at New York's National Academy of Design, which he began in 1899 at the age of 22. Nearly 10 years later, Hartley's post-impressionist Maine mountain scenes garnered the attention of Alfred Stieglitz, who ran 291, the most influential gallery for vanguard art in the United States in the early 1900s. Hartley's first solo exhibition at 291 in 1909, led to his long-standing affiliation with the Stieglitz circle of artists, writers, and cultural critics.

Dec 2011: Marsden HARTLEY's 1919 'Untitled - Still Life' sold for a remarkable $3,218,500 ... more than three times the high estimate of $700,000-$900,000 and the single highest price in the auction. The work was on offer from the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg, Kansas, and depicts a blooming cactus in a Pueblo Indian blackware olla, set on a red and white striped table cloth with a view of the New Mexico landscape behind. The painting originally cost $70-$75 !!


Matthieu Aiden HARTLEY [b.4th Feb 1960 at Smallfield, Surrey] Keyboard Player 'The Cure' 1980
Matthieu had been a Hair Dresser. He and Simon Gallup were involved in two other bands called Lockjaw and The Magazine Spies before they joined The Cure, Simon on bass and Matthieu on Keyboard. His addition in early 1980 expanded the group's sound, though most of the time he played just single-note lines, not chords.

The Cure [l-r: Robert SMITH, Simon GALLUP, Matthieu HARTLEY and Lol TOLHURST] had their first UK hit single with "A Forest." which reached the bottom end of the UK Top 30 in that April.
After the release of their second album "Seventeen Seconds", the Cure began their first world tour. Following the Australian leg of the tour, Matthieu left the line up due to a difference in opinions with the other three members; it appears standing on stage and using one finger to play the keyboard lines had been frustrating. Since leaving The Cure, he played with different local bands, worked at a zoo, and as a Labourer. Matthieu married in 1983. He still keeps in touch with Robert Smith, who lives nearby.


Mike HARTLEY - Pennine Runner, England

The Coast to Coast Walk is a 192-mile (according to a recent re-measuring the real distance is almost 220 miles) unofficial and mostly unsignposted long distance footpath in Northern England. Devised by Alfred Wainwright, it passes through three contrasting national parks: the Lake District National Park, the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and the North York Moors National Park. Wainwright recommends that walkers dip their booted feet in the Irish Sea at St Bees and, at the end of the walk, dip their naked feet in the North Sea at Robin Hood's Bay. In 1991, the route was run in 39 hours 36 minutes and 52 seconds by Mike HARTLEY, setting a new record, beating the previous record set in 1985 by Mike Cudahy who completed it in 46 hours 49 minutes.

The Pennine Way National Trail, 268 miles of chasing the Pennine Mountain tops along the rugged backbone of England, from the Peak District through the Yorkshire Dales and over Hadrian's Wall to the Cheviots. Amongst the finest upland walking in England. The Pennine Way record is held Mike HARTLEY, who ran the route in 2 days 17 hours 20 mins and 15 secs, finishing on the 23rd July 1989. Mike did 2 years of research on the Way and peaked his training at 170 miles per week. He ran without stopping for sleep. In fact, he stopped only twice for 18 mins each time, one time for fish & chips in Alston! The Way took it's toll on his feet - he ran the last 40 miles with a borrowed size 10 shoe on his [ordinarily] size 8 right foot.


Old HARTLEY Blue ['Blew Stone' and Standing Stones] Old Hartley Blue

County: Northumberland Type: Standing Stones Nearest Town: Whitley Bay Nearest Village: Seaton Sluice Map Ref: NZ341757

The Blue whinstone at the Old Hartley, near the entrance to the Delaval Arms Hotel, [is said to have ] once marked the centre of the village of Old Hartley. A number of these large stones can be seen at various places on the Northumberland coast. It is generally supposed that they rolled down during the ice age when the ice moved from west to east at the time of the great thaw.
In the early English and Anglo-Saxon periods, they were called 'Moot Stones' [also 'Oath Stones'] and were used as a meeting place by the 'Wittan', a council of Village elders who gathered to formulate the laws and dispense justice. During Norman times these stones were used as markers for castles and boundaries [Old Hartley Blue stands just a few yards from the county border]. "Ye large Blew Stone marked ye site of Warkworth Castle" and at Monkseaton, "Ye Boulder Stone was a large "Blew Stone" near ye burn". The Old Hartley Blue Stone marked the centre of the village and stood near the Blacksmith's shop, it was here that the villagers would meet before setting out on a journey. At the time of the black death in 1348 it was thought that if one touched the stone they would be immune from the plague.
Over the years the stone became a symbol of good fortune and it was said to become a citizen of Old Hartley you had first to kiss the Blue Stone.
The Story goes that William Carr, the Hartley Samson, who was born at the Hartley Old Engine, and who was in his prime was the strongest man in all England, used to demonstrate his strength by lifting the stone with one hand, above his head, and then carry it under his arm.
When the old village was demolished in 1940, the stone was buried in the path leading from the Blacksmith's shop to the PM chapel and when the new road was planned, Mr Wesley Dickinson removed the stone for safe keeping. When the roadworks were completed in 1973, the Whitley Bay Borough Council replaced the stone as near as possible to it's original position.
There is also an upright standing stone clearly visible from the Blyth-Whitley Bay road. It's about 2m high.
When visiting, the easiest way into the field is to park in the Deleval Arms and use the gate in the NE corner.


Oliver Cromwell HARTLEY [1823-1859]

According to some sources, Oliver Cromwell Hartley, legislator and codifier of Texas law, was born in Virginia, but he was more likely born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, on March 31, 1823. He received his B.A. degree from Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania in 1841 and was admitted to the bar in 1844. He served as a private in the Mexican War and was subsequently promoted to lieutenant. He later supported filibustering campaigns to the south. He married Sarah C. Davis of Bedford in 1845 and in 1846 became disabled and moved to Galveston, Texas, to practice law; that year he was appointed reporter of the decisions of the state Supreme Court. In this position, which he held until his death, he reported volumes four through twenty-one of the Texas Reports. Between 1848 and 1849 he compiled A Digest of the Laws of Texas (1850). In 1851 and 1852 he represented Galveston County in the state legislature. In 1854 he served on a three-man commission to codify the laws of the state, after which he published a volume of forms for use in civil proceedings. He died at Galveston on January or February 13, 1859. Hartley County was named for him and his brother, Rufus K. Hartley. www.rootsweb.com/~txhartle/


Ralph Vinton Lyon HARTLEY [30th Nov1888 - 1st May 1970] American Electronics Researcher

Ralph HARTLEY Ralph HARTLEY was an Electronics Researcher. He invented the Hartley Oscillator, the Hartley Transform, and contributed to the foundations of information theory.
Ralph was born in Spruce, Nevada and attended the University of Utah, receiving an A.B. degree in 1909. He became a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University and received a B.A. degree in 1912 and a B.Sc. degree in 1913. He returned to the United States and was employed at the Research Laboratory of the Western Electric Company.
In 1915 he was in charge of radio receiver development for the Bell System transatlantic radiotelephone tests. For this he developed the Hartley Oscillator and also a neutralizing circuit to eliminate triode singing resulting from internal coupling. A patent for the oscillator was filed on June 1, 1915 and awarded on October 26, 1920. During World War I he established the principles that led to sound-type directional finders. Following the war he returned to Western Electric. He later worked at Bell Laboratories. He performed research on repeaters and voice and carrier transmission and formulated the law "that the total amount of information that can be transmitted is proportional to frequency range transmitted and the time of the transmission." After about 10 years of illness he returned to Bell Labs in 1939 as a consultant. During World War II he was particularly involved with servo problems. He retired from Bell Labs in 1950 and died on May 1, 1970.


Randolph HARTLEY [1870-1931] American opera librettist

Randolph Hartley was born in Blossburgh, Pennsylvania, on June 19, 1870, the son of Rev.Benjamin Hartley and Emily Griswold. He was a dramatist, librettist and theatrical agent. He wrote librettos for several operas beginning in 1895 with a romantic opera “The Juggler” and "The Quest". In 1902 he married Emily Wakeman and together they built the Wakeman Theatre at Stamford. Randolph was the librettist for the first American opera, "Poia", composed by Arthur Nevin and presented at the Royal Opera House, Berlin in April 1910. The opera tells the story of the origin of the Sun Dance by a Blackfoot Indian prophet. Randolph later worked with Arthur Nevin on a one-act opera, initially titled “Twilight”, which never saw the stage until it was performed as “A Daughter of the Forest in Chicago” in 1918. Randolph seemed to fall quickly into obscurity and died in Canada on April 4, 1931.
[thanks to Benjamin W. Hartley E-mail: bwhartley@myfairpoint.net


Richard Neville HARTLEY [b.28 July 1944 at Holmfirth, England] British Composer and Producer
[see HARTLEY Hall of Fame3.htm]

Richard's work is extensive and varied, including musical arrangement for theatre and many scores for television and film.
In the 1970s he began a long association with Richard O'Brien. Richard was part of the original four-piece band for the Rocky Horror Show. He also provided arrangements for the film adaptation, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and its sequel Shock Treatment, and worked with O'Brien on another, unproduced sequel, Revenge of the Old Queen.
In the 1980s, Richard worked primarily in television, including providing the music for the 1986 Doctor Who story Mindwarp. However, he also composed for film, including the score for the film Sheena, for which he was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award, and the film Bad Blood.
In the 1990s he provided the score for many films including Princess Caraboo [1994], Rogue Trader [1999] and Curtain Call [1999]
Alice In Wonderland [1999] and Don Quixote [2000]. Most recently, Richard provided music for the acclaimed BBC/HBO film The Life and Death of Peter Sellers [2004]



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