The first portrait was likely taken before James and Mary's last son, Paul Hartley, was born in 1894 (an eleven year difference from their last child, Joey, who died as an infant in 1883). The picture was likely taken in either Los Angeles, where they were in the early 1890s, or in San Diego.
|About 1904, almost certainly in their citrus grove in North Park, San Diego. James Monroe Hartley (1846-1904),seated, would die by July, most likely from cancer. John "Jack" Hartley (1876-1937) is crouched beside his father, little brother Paul Hartley (1894-1969), stands behind him. Mary Jane (Tibbetts) Hartley (1852-1940) is resting her hands on James. I'm unsure who the three women on the right of her are, likely Delia, maybe Jane Denby, and Mary Catherine??. My great grandfather is in the center back holding his first son, James Denby Hartley, and it is likely Ella (Dodge) Hartley, Jack's wife, holding their first child, Marian. Courtesy of dear Hermit in the Valley (Ancestry), who has countless images of Mary Jane Tibbetts' relations.|
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