Oliver C. Hartley

Oliver Cromwell Hartley

Full Name: Oliver Cromwell Hartley
Date of birth: March 31, 1823
Date of death: January 13, 1859

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 34 Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853 4th     Galveston / Galveston   Galveston

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House District 34
Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853
Legislatures: 4th  
Home City/County: Galveston / Galveston
Counties in district: Galveston

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, pp. 211-214. Birth date 3/31/1823, death date 1/13/1859. Bench and Bar of Texas, 1885.
  • HARTLEY, OLIVER CROMWELL (1823-1859). Relatives: Oliver Cromwell Hartley and Rufus K. Hartley - brothers. " . . . in 1846 [Oliver] 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) . . . Died at Galveston on January or February 13, 1859." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, O.C. Hartley, pp. 186-187. Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas, 1890.
  • Death date 1/13/1859. Obituary and funeral articles in Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), all crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.
    "Death of Hon. O.C. Hartley," 1/18/1859, p. 1, "Thursday, January 13, 1859" heading; "died at his residence, in Galveston, this morning."
    Hon. O.C. Hartley, "The Late O.C. Hartley," 1/18/1959, p. 2.
    "The Late O.C. Hartley," 2/8/1859, p. 1 ("The Intelligencer publishes the proceedings in the U.S. Court, at Austin, on the occasion of the death of Hon. O.C. Hartley, late reporter to the Supreme Court of the State of Texas.")
    "Proceedings of the Supreme Court at Galveston, in Relation to the Death of O.C. Hartley," 2/15/1859, p. 2. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). 1/18/1859, p. 1 1/18/1859, p. 2 2/15/1859 2/8/1859

Other Resources

  • O.C. Hartley, birth date 3/31/1823, death January 1858, burial in Trinity Episcopal Cemetery, Galveston, Galveston County. Find a Grave.
  • "Death of Rufus K. Hartley, Esq.," and "The Funeral," Saturday, 7/29/1871, pp. 2-3. Died on Thursday evening (7/27/1871). "The brothers [Oliver C. Hartley and Rufus K. Hartley] made the first digest of Texas laws, and the first report of the Supreme Court decisions." "District Court," 7/30/1871, p. 3, Memorial resolution for Rufus K. Hartley. Galveston Daily News.
  • Description of Rufus K. and Oliver Hartley's time at Marshall College, p. 183. Dubbs, Joseph Henry, History of Franklin and Marshall College: Franklin College, 1787-1853, Marshall College, 1836-1853; Franklin & Marshall College 1853-1903, Franklin and Marshall College Alumni Association, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1903. Google Books.
  • Hartley, Oliver C. A Digest of the Laws of Texas. Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., 1850. "Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1850, by O.C. and R.K. Hartley, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, in and for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania." Google Books.
  • Hartley, Oliver C. Reports of Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of the State of Texas, During a Part of December Term, December 1849, Volume 4, Galveston: Civilian Book Office, 1852. "Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1852, by O.C. & R.K. Hartley, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Texas." Google Books.
  • HARTLEY, TEXAS and HARTLEY COUNTY named for Rufus K. and Oliver C. Hartley. Handbook of Texas Online. Handbook of Texas Online


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