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Joseph Urban Medley

Male 1868 - 1932  (63 years)


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  • Name Joseph Urban Medley 
    Born 2 Apr 1868  Rineyville, Hardin, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Feb 1932  Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I7724  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2015 

    Father Joseph Gatton "Gat" Medley,   b. 1 Dec 1840, Rineyville, Hardin, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1914  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Rosella Anna "Rosie" Hayden,   b. 20 Nov 1848, Daviess County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1873, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years) 
    Married 1866  [1
    Family ID F6658  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Virginia Blandford,   d. 24 Sep 1909 
    Married 5 May 1905  [1
    Last Modified 13 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F4687  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Malissa Marie Clark,   b. 27 Oct 1882,   d. 27 Dec 1947, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 16 Aug 1911  [1
    Last Modified 13 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F4693  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Donnelly, John Medley (1615-1660): "JOSEPH URBAN MEDLEY (849) was born 4/2/1868 in Rineyville, Kentucky, the son of JOSEPH GATTON "GAT" MEDLEY (487) and ROSELLA ANNA HAYDEN (549). JOSEPH URBAN MEDLEY was named as an heir of his grandfather URBAN HAYDEN (276) (Deed D:132, Daviess Co., KY). He spent many years on his father's farm prior to his marriage, and served in the Spanish American War. On 5/5/1905 he married first Mary Virginia Blandford (d 9/24/1909). At the time of their daughters births they were residing in Omaha, Nebraska and then returned to Owensboro, Kentucky. In Owensboro on 8/16/1911 he married secondly Malissa Marie Clark (b 10/27/1882, d 12/27/1947 in Owensobor, KY), the daughter of Felix Clark and Catherine Blandford. They moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming. JOSEPH URBAN MEDLEY was a professional photographer and the family lived near Army installations as he specialized in troop pictures. They next moved to Texas City, Texas, and then to El Paso, Texas where he built a large home for his growing family. Malissa Marie was never satisfied being so far from Kentucky and eventually the family returned to Kentucky and bought a large farm across the river in Indiana. A flood wiped out his entire first crop and the family lost everything. The family returned to Owensboro where JOSEPH URBAN MEDLEY was a policeman and park supervisor of Mooreland Park. While a policeman he never arrested a drunk. Instead he called a taxi to take the person home, and payed for it out of his own pocket. While a park supervisor he planted all the beautiful trees that one today sees in Mooreland Park. At the time of his death on 2/7/1932, he was a barber in Owensboro. He is remembered by his children with respect and love.

  • Sources 
    1. [S312] John Medley (1615-1660), St. Mary's County Maryland, His Descendants, by Mary Louise Donnelly. Ennis, Texas: Mary Louise Donnelly, 1995.