FARLEY, Michael

Male 1829 - 1905  (75 years)


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  • Name FARLEY, Michael 
    Born 5 Apr 1829  Union, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography
    • Michael Farley, son of Abraham, was born April 5, 1829, in Union county, Pa., was reared upon a farm, and attended the schools of Buffalo Valley. Nothing was lacking in his training for the practical duties of life. In October, 1849, he removed to Northumberland county, Pa., first locating in Turbut township, later in Milton, and in 1859 locating on the site of his homestead in South Milton, on South Front street, where he passed the remainder of his days. Before his removal to that place he lived on the present site of the American Car & Foundry plant.

      In connection with farming Mr. Farley carried on the manufacture of brick for twenty-four years, was also engaged in butchering for twelve years, and in 1855 established the first dairy route in Milton, continuing in the latter line of business for many years as proprietor of the South Milton dairy. He was an enterprising and progressive citizen, was a director of the Milton Water Company, and served in a few local offices, being assessor while he lived in Turbut township and member of the Milton council after the borough was enlarged. During the Civil war he furnished two substitutes for the Union army and warmly supported the Northern cause. He was a Democrat in politics.

      In March, 1857, Mr. Farley married Hannah Hoy, who was born April 5, 1833, daughter of John and Sarah (Kennedy) Hoy, of Turbut township, and granddaughter of Philip Hoy. To this union were born three children: John M.; William E:, who died young; and Harry M., born in 1869, who died in 1898. The father died Feb. 11, 1905, the mother Jan. 21, 1909; she was a devout member of the Lutheran Church.
    Census (desc) 1860  Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    working as a farmer 
    Census (desc) 1870  Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    working as a farmer 
    • His home was on the east side of S Front St., just below Ferry Lane, and can be seen on the map of 1870. His brick yard was east of the house along Chestnut St. He apparently also had a home and farm off of Lincoln Street, which was Turbot Twp. at the time of this census.
    Census (desc) 1880  Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    working as a farmer 
    Census (desc) 1900  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    living at 529 S Front St. and working as a farmer 
    _UID 36DE72FDAC1C4C458429BAA06EA565DC3728 
    Died 11 Feb 1905 
    Person ID I5709  Milton Families
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2013 

    Father FARLEY, Abraham,   b. 1791, White Deer Township, Union, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1875, East Buffalo Township, Union, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother WOLF, Rebecca,   b. 19 Mar 1804,   d. 27 Aug 1878  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 29 Feb 1824 
    Family ID F1815  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family HOY, Hannah,   b. 5 Apr 1833, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1909  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 10 Mar 1857 
    Children 
    +1. FARLEY, John Michael,   b. 28 May 1858, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1940  (Age 81 years)
     2. FARLEY, William E.,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. FARLEY, Harry M.,   b. 1 Feb 1869, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1898  (Age 29 years)
    Last Modified 11 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F1746  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S14] Floyd's History of Northumberland County, PA 1911, Page 467.

    2. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 30.

    3. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 44.

    4. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 34.

    5. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 25 Ward 5.