James Harvey Hartney Jr.

James Harvey Hartney Jr.
b- Sept 22, 1848, at Arnprior, Renfrew Co., ON
d- Dec 27, 1924, in Toronto, ON

Father- James (Sr) Harvey,
b- ca 1820, in Ireland
d- 1889, age 68

Mother- Elizabeth Harvey, 
daughter of John Harvey from Carleton co

Father came to Canada when he was 1 year old, ca 1821.
first to Lanark co, then later moved to Renfrew co.

James (Jr.) Hartney, Educated at Pakenham High School
Moved to Manitoba in 1881 or 1882 (depending on the source),
 to farm at present site of Hartney MB.
in 1891 elected Reeve of the Municipality of Glenwood
1892- 1896 Member of Manitoba Legislative Assembly, for Avondale
1900-1915, Manitoba Immigration Agent, based in Toronto.
his office located at 77 York St. Toronto, ON.
Member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen
married twice
1st wife- Sarah Jane Cowan, 
married Aug 16, 1870 at St. Marks Church, Pakenham, Lanark, ON
b- in Ottawa
d- 1877
daughter of William and Jane Cowan
2nd wife- Annie Evans Cuthbert, 
married before 1881
b- 1856 in ON (age 15 in 1871 census)
d- aft 1911
daughter of James Evans Cuthbert, and Maria, nee ?,
James a trader, born in Ireland (1823), 
living in Pakenham, Lanark North, ON
he had total of 6 children,  from 2nd wife:
son- Clarence Harvey Hartney
b- Mar 1, 1880 in Arnprior, Renfrew Co., ON
d- Apr 18, 1931, age 51
buried in Regina Cemetery, Broad St. & 4th Ave.
married Anne Richardson Mannix, Apr 17, 1906 in Boissevain MB
b- 1880, possibly in Quebec
d- July 4, 1939 age 59
buried in Regina Cemetery, Broad St. & 4th Ave.
bank clerk in 1901 in Brandon, Glenwood, ON
2 children of Clarence and Anne I found:
daughter- Kathleen Louise Hartney, 
b- Jan 27, 1901 in Boissevain, MB
son James Rowan Hartney
b- May 5, 1908 in Weyburn SK
son- Russell Hartney
b- 1882 in ON
d- ?
Became a lawyer in Saskatoon SK
Both Prime Minister, John G. Diefenbaker, and Ernest Gardiner,
 articled under Russell Hartney in Saskatoon.
Barrister, Solicitor and Notary Public,. 
Office- Bank of Hamilton Bldg., Saskatoon
son- James Cuthbert Hartney (James the III?)
b- May 20, 1885 in Pakenham, ON 
d- May 1, 1917
buried in Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France 
enlisted in WWI, Apr 27, 1915, Lieutenant
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer
44th Overseas Batt. and Royal Flying Corps
Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment) 11th reserve Batt.
son- Harold Evans Hartney
b- Apr 19, 1888 in Pakenham, Lanark, ON
d- Oct 6, 1945, Washington D.C., USA
married Irene McCeary in 1914
graduated U of Toronto in 1911.
graduate degree U of SK
Barrister and Solicitor when he enlisted Oct 28, 1914
Served in WWI, 
ended war as an American Lieutenant Colonel, 
a decorated flying ace.
3 years Harbord cadets, Lieutenant bandsman, 
48th Highlanders, Trumpeter, 12th M. D.
Rank of Major, Aug 18, 1918
when he was nominated for extraordinary heroism, 
awarded American Distinguished Silver Cross in 1919
married to ?, had a daughter Doris Hartney
who Nov 1940, married Robert Genzel, in Douglaston
daughter- Lena Cathleen (Kathleen) Hartney
b- Sept 23, 1891,  in RM of Glenwood, MB
missing 1 child
wife in 1901 shown as Amanda Hartney, nee unknown
b- Apr 3, 1859

Hartney MB named after James (jr) Harvey Hartney
1911 James (jr) living at 41 Roxborough West, Toronto, ON
Nov 11, 1884, James Hartney (Sr) 
Warrant issued on charge of insurance fraud
on the insurance claim for a store fire in Arnprior, ON
shown as a prominent and wealthy merchant in Arnprior.
Insurance claim for $27,000, he had some of the stock
hidden in a railcar destined for Toronto.
I know Sr retired in 1884, moved to Toronto.

Nov 22, 1894, “Merchant charged with arson”
was in the newspaper headlines on this date.
He was committed for trial at the next Assizes.
don't know if he was found guilty or not.


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