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James Harley, Seguin, TX
Posted by: Jerry Lou Gallagher (ID *****8857) Date: June 01, 2003 at 19:56:39
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An obituary was found in a drawer of my husband's uncle in Co. Donegal, Ireland for a James Harley of Seguin, TX.

James A. Harley, a native of Seguin, and for many years a resident of San Antonio, passed away in the P. and S. Hospital there last monday Afternoon, at the age of 58 years.

At the time of his death, he was secretary and executive director of the San Antonio Housing Authority. Harley was born in March, 1884, in Seguin, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Harley (born Ireland, per census records). He was graduated from the U of Texas in 1908. He served as county attorney of Guadalupe county from 1910 to 1913 and was a member of the state senate from 1913 to 1917. During WWI , 1917-1919, he was Adjunct General of TX and held the rank of Brigadier General in the Third Infantry Brigade. He had lately been attorney for the Gulf Sulphur Company.

In the year 1916 he was united in marriage to Miss Nora Holmes, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mr. J. T. Holmes of this city, who, with a daughter, Mrs. A. J. Ridder, Jr. of Houston, and a granddaughter survive. Other survivors are three sisters; Mrs. W. J. Boer(sp?) , Seguin; Mrs. T. Y. Wood, Long Beach, CA; and Mrs. Charles Martin, Christine. A brother, John H. Harley, and a sister, Miss Madge Harley preceeded him in death several years ago.

The obit goes on to say the funeral was held at St. James Catholic Church in Seguin on June 16. There is no year on the obit but it would have been about 1942 according to his age.

I am sure his father JOHN HARLEY, who disapeared from the census records after 1910, was a brother to our GG James Harley who stayed in Ireland. I would love to share with anyone who might connect with this family.





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