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Frances E. (Hardesty) Worley, Robert W. Worley, William  J. Worley, Dorothy Hardesty, Carolyn S. Hardesty, Welcome Worley,  Heartstrong

In 1880 Marshall County Indiana, James T. Worley is 40, Mary 27, Robert W. 13 Illinois, Leila A. 9 Illinois, May A. 7Illinois, Mirtle 5 Indiana, and Rosie 2 Indiana..

In 1885 Washington County Kansas, J.T. is 43, Mary 32, Robt. W 17, Leila 13, May 11, Myrtle 9, Rosa 6, Welcome 4, and Willis 2.


In 1900 Washington County Kansas James Worley born Sept 1842 has been married 33 years to Mary, May 1852, both Ohio.  They have Welcome G. Oct 1882 Indiana, Willie J. June 1884 Kansas Lucy E. May 1887 Kansas.

In 1910 Yuma County , on the same census page, but separate households. Frances Hardesty, 35, Dorothy Hardesty, 25, and William J. Worley, 26, all born in Kansas.

Dorothy Hardesty Christmas 1908 - thanks to D VandRhys

Again, thanks to DVanRhys - The caption says "Homesteading in Yuma"

June 1911 "Wm. Worley and the Misses Hardesty visited at Mary Farmer's Sunday."

September 1911 Sunny Slope "Our school began Monday with Miss Hardesty as teacher.  We hope she has a successful term."

September 1911 Lincoln Valley - "Miss Maude Winters has sold her claim to a Miss Hardesty, of Kansas.  We believe Miss Hardesty has two sisters who have homesteads in this locality."

Frances proved up 320 acres  in 88 and 15,  1S 47W in 1914


In 1910 Norton County Kansas, Welcome is 29, Minnie 20, and they have newborn Frances I.

Welcome Garfield Worley registered in Yuma County, saying he was born Oct 16, 1880, was farming for William Jay Worley, and his wife was Minnie Worley.

In 1920 Happyville Welcome and Minnie have Frances, and have added Margaret L. 8 and Helen V. 1.

Welcome proved up a quarter in 11, 1S 47W in 1922.

Glen G. Allen married Lucile M. MORLEY January 11, 1930, per state data base.

In 1930 on South Albany Street in Yuma, Welcome, a truck driver,  and Minnie have Virginia H. 11, with Lucille M. and Glenn G. Allen, 24, a mechanic..

In 1940 Welcome is an assistant janitor at a business house and he and Minnie are living in a bank building (probably the second floor of the one on Main and 2nd)

Welcome 1965 and Minnie 1973 are buried in Yuma.

  April 1914

William Marian Hardesty was born in Davis County, Iowa, June 9, 1844, and died at his home at Delphos, Kansas, August 9, 1914, aged 70 years and two months. Death came after a lingering illness of several months.

When nine years of age William Hardesty moved with his parents to Louisa County, Iowa, where he grew to manhood. He enlisted in Company A, 9th Iowa Cavalry in September, 1863. He served two years and eight months in the army and regular service. He received his discharge in March, 1866. Mr. Hardesty came to Kansas in December of 1871. He was married to Isabella J. McNamer on January 7, 1872. Mr. and Mrs. Hardesty went to housekeeping on the homestead where they have lived continuously for 42 years. To this union were born seven daughters and one son. One daughter, May, died in October, 1904. The other children were at the father's bedside during the last days of his illness.

William Hardesty was a rugged, fearless man and took an active part in every progressive enterprise. His parents died when he was a small boy and he made his way in the world largely alone. His many friends can testify to his labor and success. During the early days he would ride through the country and call the people to meet at a school house for Sunday-school. He united with the M.E. Church at Bethel 26 years ago. His life has been a testimony for righteousness.

A loving and faithful wife, one son, O.E. Hardesty, of Oketo, Kansas; six daughters, Miss Caroline Hardesty, Mrs. G.D. Noel, and Mrs. Wm. J. Worley, of Yuma, Colo.; Miss Florence Hardesty of Concordia; Mrs. C.F. Blake, of Glasco, and Mrs. J.E. Davis, of Delphos; seven grandchildren and may other relatives and friends are left to mourn his departure.

T.N. Cunningham, of Hazelton, Charles Hardesty, of Harder, Mrs. Farley Frack, of Cherokee, Oklahoma, beside friends from Beloit, Belleville, Concordia and nearby towns were present at the funeral.

The funeral was held at the house on Tuesday, at 10 a.m. Rev. L.B. Tremain conducted the services, assisted by Rev. Newton and Rev. Roberts. The pallbearers were members of the G.A.R. of Delphos. Rev. G.S. Smith, of Delphos, conducted the services at the grave. Interment was in the Delphos Cemetery. 

"All the children were at their father’s bedside before death claimed him and they are Frances, Carolyn and Dorthy [sic] of Yuma, Colorado, Ottis of Oketa, Mildred, Josephine and Florence from this county"


May 1914 Among the "old veterans of the civil war" honored at memorial services in Yuma was W.M. Hardesty.


In 1880 Cloud County Kansas William Hardesty is 36, Belle 34.  They have Margarette 7, Almira F. 5, Artus E. 3 (probably Otis), Cadie S. 2., and Belle's mother Margarette McNamar, 68.

In 1900 Concordia, Kansas lodging with the Aaron Short family are Florence Hardesty Nov 1872 a stenographer, Frances Hardesty Sep 1874, Frances Sep 1874 a bookkeeper, and Carolyn Hardesty Feb 1878 a teacher, all born in Kansas.


  Thanks to DVandRhys

Carolyn S. Hardesty proved up two quarters in 10 and 11, 1S 47W in 1920 - witnesses George W. Clark, John Hopton, Rex Randall, and William J. Worley.

1910 Waverly news items "John Eberhart and his mother are at home again."

  Waverly 1911

1911 Yuma

1912 "John Eberhart returned Monday from Oregon, where he had been for three weeks assisting in a search for the remains of his brother's body.  His brother was lost in a snow storm near Holland, Oregon last November, and perished, and it was thought that when the deep snows went off his body could be found, but no trace of him rewarded the searchers."


February 1915 "We understand Mr. Eberhart has rented the hotel building from Mr. McNichols and will convert it into a general store room.  We wish him success."

John Eberhart bought a new Ford car in Denver, purchased through the French agency.

"John Eberhart returned Wednesday morning from a month's visit with his sister at Deadwood, South Dakota."

May 1915 "Jack Eberhart and M.A. Sewell, Eckley's new business firm, spent Sunday in Yuma."

Carolyn married John Eberhart October 14, 1915 in Yuma, 

1916 Eckley items "Mr. and Mrs. Jack Eberhard motored to the St. Francis neighborhood last Sunday to visit Mr. Eberhart's brother."

and in 1920 they're in Yuma County.  John is 45, immigrating from Russia in 1878, naturalized 1892.

Glasco Sun, Cloud County, Kansas, Oct. 28, 1915, page 1:
A pretty and simple wedding occurred at the home of Mr. And Mrs. Wm. J. Worley of Yuma, Colo., on Thursday evening, Oct. 14th, when Mrs. Worley’s sister, Miss Carolyn Hardesty, became the bride of Mr. John Eberhardt, a prominent merchant of Eckley, Colo. After the ceremony and congratulations, a dainty two-course luncheon was served by Mrs. Worley and Mrs. G.D. Noel.
The bride’s costume was robin egg blue crepe de chine with a lace blouse.
The same evening the happy couple motored to Eckley, where the groom had a new home ready for occupancy.
Mrs. Eberhardt is a sister of Mrs. C. F. Blake and has visited Glasco many times
Carolyn was born Feb. 2, 1878 on the Hardesty family homestead, Meredith Township, Cloud County, Kansas. Married Oct. 14, 1915 at Yuma, Colorado to John Eberhart, whom she met after she had taken a homestead there. Died November 10, 1938, in Concordia, Cloud County, Kansas. The remains were taken to Yuma for burial.

Obit: The Kansan, Concordia, Cloud County, Kansas, Nov. 17, 1938, page 4. 

Mrs. Carolyn Eberhardt, well known Concordia resident, died at Concordia hospital, Thursday night, November 10. Mrs. Eberhart underwent an operation on Nov. 2 and pneumonia developed after the operation, causing her death.
Mrs. Eberhart, whose maiden name was Carolyn Hardesty, was born Feb. 2, 1878, on the Hardesty family homestead in Meredith township, the daughter of William M. and Bella J. Hardesty. She was married Oct. 14, 1915 at Yuma, Colo., to John Eberhart, whom she met after she had taken a homestead there. Mr. Eberhart died in 1929 and since that time she has lived in Concordia, though retaining her home in Yuma.
She was a charter member of the Presbyterian church and the Eastern Star chapter in Yuma.
Surviving are five sisters, Miss Florence Hardesty, Mrs. William J. Worley and Mrs. Mildred Davis, all of Concordia; Mrs. Dorothy Noel, of Miami, Fla., and Mrs. Josephine Blake, of Glasco; one brother, Otis R. Hardesty, of Minneapolis, Kansas, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Short funeral services were held Saturday morning, at 11 o'clock, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Worley, at Tenth and Republican streets and the body was taken to Yuma, Colo., for burial. Services were in Yuma at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon.


Glasco Sun, Cloud County, Kansas, Feb. 28, 1929, page 1:

Mrs. Cool Blake received word of the death of her brother-in-law, Mr. Johann Cyrus Eberhardt, which occurred Monday at Yuma, Colorado.

Born Glückstal, Glückstal, Kherson, Russia


One tree says Emma Dorothy Hardesty married Guy David Noel October 18, 1911 in Cloud County, Kansas. 

In 1920 Washington County, Idaho, Geo is 36, born in Kansas, with Dorothy 35.  They have Marion , 6, Kansas, Ottis 4, Colorado, Virginia 33 Colorado, and Donald eight months- Idaho.

So they didn't stay long in Yuma


June 20, 1913 "Dr. Bilsborrow reports the arrival of a ......baby girl at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Worley, southeast of town, on Wednesday of last week."

Robert proved up 320 acres in 9, 1S 47W in 1916.

In 1920 Yuma County Robert A. Worley is 53, born in Illinois, farming widowed, with Virgie 20 Kansas, Effie 16 Kansas, Monte 6 Colorado, and Esther 4, Colorado.

In 1930 Eckley precinct Robert is still widowed, with Monte and Ester.

Robert is on west 7th Avenue in Yuma in 1940, alone.


Frances was a graduate of Cloud County District 3 and Delphos High School.  She successfully taught school and held the position of deputy clerk in the Cloud County clerk’s office.  In 1903, she and sisters Florence and Carolyn became interested in a millinery business in Clyde. 

In 1914 the town of Yuma paid W.J. Worley salary as water commissioner and marshal, and he was elected fire chief in 1913.


May 15, 1914 "Dr. Cavey reports the arrival of a young John D. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Worley Wednesday."

1914 Virgie Worley was in the Grammar Grade in the Yuma schools.

William J. Worley - thanks to DVanRhys

William proved up 320 acres in 3 and 10, 1S 47W in 1916, witnesses Rex Randall, George W. Clark, John Hopton and James J. Peterson, all of Yuma.



July 1915 "Miss Florence Hardesty, who had been visiting with her sisters, Mrs. W.J. Worley and Mrs. G.D. Noel, left Tuesday evening for her home at Concordia, Kansas."

Florence is in Cloud County in 1920 and 1930 - in 1930 William J. and Frances E. Worley are with them with sons William J. 15 and Robert H. 14.

Florence died in 1950 - her obituary says four sisters, Mrs. W.J. Worley, of Concordia; Mrs. Jack Eberhardt, of Colorado; Mrs. Guy Noel, of Miami, Florida; and Mae Hardesty, who died at an early age, preceded her in death.

A memorial service for Robert H. Worley, 59, 346 Sunset Dr., senior vice-president of the National Bank of America, will be at 2 pm Monday at the First United Presbyterian Church, Dr. Bernard Hawley officiating. Mr. Worley died Saturday at Asbury hospital of a heart ailment. He had been hospitalized 3 weeks. He was born July 25, 1915, at Yuma, Colo., and came to Salina in 1933 from Concordia to attend Kansas Wesleyan university. While still a student, Mr. Worley entered banking, working as a bookkeeper during vacations at the Cloud County bank, Concordia. His first full-time position was as a bookkeeper at the former Farmer's National bank (now First National Bank and Trust Co.) in Salina. He joined the NBA staff in 1953 as manager of the bank's facility at the former Schilling Air Force base. He became a senior vice-president and loan officer in 1971. Mr. Worley was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church, an elder and member of the church's board of trustees. He also had served on the boards of St. Francis Boys Homes and St. John's Military school. He was a member of the Salina Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis club. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a golf and outdoor sports enthusiast and a onetime champion of the former Northview Country club. Several months ago, Mr. Worley suffered a stroke but had recovered sufficiently to return to his desk for brief periods. Survivors are the widow, Laura Jean; 2 sons, Dr. Richard J., Dallas, Tex., and Robert H. Jr., Pasadena, Calif., and 2 grandchildren. The National Bank of American (main downtown and Gold Star facility lobbies) will close at 1:30 pm Monday. The family suggests memorials to the Heart fund and the First United Presbyterian Church. The Geisendorf Rush Smith funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Worley, who worked as a student in the Asbury hospital laboratory, donated his body to medical research.
Lila M. Mace, age 94, of Colony, Kansas, passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2012, at Golden Heights in Garnett, Kansas.

She was born on September 12, 1917, in Yuma, Colorado, the daughter of John Benjamin and Edith Caroline (Drew) Husted.  She grew up in the Colony area, graduating from Colony High School. Lila was united in marriage to Leslie “Pete” Mace on August 30, 1939, in Mesa, Arizona.  This union was blessed with three sons and one daughter. 

Lila moved to Arizona with her brother, Donald, and Pete to find work.  They worked as dairy farmers while in Arizona.  Lila and Pete moved to a farm in the Colony area in 1947,  spending the remainder of their life on the family farm. 

She was a member of the Assembly of God, Iola, Kansas.  Lila loved working in the outdoors.  She also had a love caring for the elderly and young children. 

Lila was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Pete Mace on November 28, 1999; brother, Donald Husted; three sisters, Elgia Worley, Millie Yates, and Evelyn McNamara.

Lila is survived by her sons, John L. Mace and wife Mary of Richmond, Kansas; Jerry R. Mace of Colony, Kansas; Larry E. Mace and wife Jeannie of Madison, Nebraska; daughter, Rita F. Dixon and husband Ralph of Humboldt, Kansas; five grandchildren, Richard Dixon, Paul Dixon, Jerard Mace, Steve Wilson and Tony Wilson; and six great grandchildren, Tina Dixon, Misty Dixon, Brenna Wilson, Brandon Wilson, Britney Wilson, and Heather Wilson.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 3, 2012, at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Garnett, Kansas.  Burial will follow in the Welda Cemetery.  The family will be present to greet friends on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to Golden Heights or to Mont Ida Church of the Brethren.


There were other Worley families near - James H. Worley proved up land in 2N 50W - Washington County, was the county school superintendent

1908 "Mr. Jim Worley the teacher at Hyde finished husking his corn last week - during a week of vacation."

Others were in Phillips County - one donated land for the Holyoke park, and there's a Worley Street.



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