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William H. and Elizabeth (Simpson) Halley

In 1880 Winnebago County, Illinois, William Halley is farming, 36, born in Vermont, with Elisabeth A. 29, David 5, Henry W. 3,a dn Frank 1.

William cash-claimed a quarter in 21, 2N 48W in 1890 - very near Yuma, next to Joseph Campbell and William Clute.

In 1899 Edmund J. Picard sued owners of section 18 southwest quarter and the west half of 21, including W. H. Halley, Sophia W. Davis, Thomas E. Sanders, McCa... Investment Company, Mary Anne Vils, Moritz Rosenfeld, Louisa M. Layton.

In 1900 Winnebago County, Illinois, William Halley born June 1842 in Vermont, married 26 years to Elizabeth Nov 1850 Illinois. She's had seven kids all living. Frank Sept 1879, Isabelle Jan 1884, George March 1886, Jennie Oct 1888, and Clarnece Nov 1893 were all born in Illinois.,l Next household arre brothers David Feb 1875 and Wiliam H. January 1877, both Illinois.

In 1906 the Nebraska Land and Trust Company sued for the payment of $ $200 - William H. Halley and wife deed of trust June 1, 1889.
Mrs. Elizabeth Simpson Halley, wife of William Halley of 614 Peach street, died Sunday afternoon, June 27, 1920,m at 4 o'clock at her home, after an illness of five years' duration. Deceased was born in Burritt on Nov. 3, 1850, a daughter of David and Jane Simpson, pioneer residents of that township, and most of her life was spent in Burritt. Her marriage to Mr. Halley was an event of Jan. 29, 1874. She had lived in this city two and a half years.

William Halley, 88, resident of Winnebago county and Rockford since 1864, died Friday, June 19, 1931, at 10 a.m. at his home, 614 West Jefferson street, following a long illness. Had Mr. Halley lived until June 29, he would have observed his eighty-ninth birthday anniversary. He was born at Newbury, Vt. in 1842. Mr. Halley came to Illinois in 1864 and since that time had resided in and around Rockford. He was a prominent and well-known farmer for many years in Burritt. Retiring several years ago, he made his home at the address on West Jefferson street where his death occurred yesterday. He married Miss Elizabeth Simpson Jan. 29, 1874. She died in 1920. Surviving him are the following children: Frank and Jean Halley, living at home; David Halley, 315 North Horsman street; Mrs. Elizabeth Randerson, Winnebago; and George Halley, Yuma, Colo. Two sons, Henry and Clarence, preceded him in death. Nine grandchildren survive, including Col. William and Donald Halley, 4110 West State street. Funeral services will be held at the home Sunday at 4 p.m. The Rev. W.H. Fulton, pastor of First Presbyterian church, will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.

George Leroy Halley married May Ann Lorony in Fayette County Iowa October 4, 1911.
She was the daughter of Thomas F. Lorony and Sarah A. Moyer.

George Halley is in Winnebago County in 1920, 32, with Myrtle 30, Sarah V. 7, Elizabeth 6, and Wrren G. 1.

In 1930 Yuma, George L. Halley is farming, 44, with Mary L. 42 Iowa. Viola 17, Elizabeth 16, and Warren G. 11 were all born in Illinois.
November 16, 1933.

Rockford Morning Star, Thursday, October 24, 1957
HALLEY -- George LeRoy Halley, 71, Auburn st. rd., died 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1957 in his home after a brief illness. Born March 31, 1886, in Burritt township, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Halley. Lived 55 years in Rockford. Married to the former Mary Ann Lowry in Maynard, Ia. Oct. 4, 1911. He farmed in the township all his life except for 16 years in Yuma, Colo. Attended Burritt schools and Brown's Business college, Rockford. Survivors include: widow; two daughters, in Burritt, Viola and Mrs. Myrtle McGuire; a son, Warren, Rockford; and two sisters, Mrs. Isabella Randerson, Burritt, and Jean A. Halley, Rockford. Four brothers predeceased him. Services at 2:30 p.m. Friday in LONG - KLONTZ FUNERAL HOME. 428 Park ave. Burial in Greenwood cemetery, Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

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