Oregon City Enterprise, Friday, November 4, 1921
At a reunion of their children and grand-children here Tuesday, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Hadley, celebrated their fifty-fifth anniversary.
Mr. Hadley, in Iowa before 1866, married Eleanor Bradley. Three years later he crossed the plains with his family, and coming over the old Barlow trail, settled in Milwaukie, Oregon. Later the family moved to Wasco county, 12 miles south of The Dalles, where Mr. Hadley established a farm. He subsequently operated a ranch at Klickatat, Wash., then moving to Freewater where he and his oldest son, R. O. Hadley, established a merchandise business.
Eight years ago Mr. Hadley retired, and made his home in Oregon City. He will be 80 years of age this coming December, and Mrs. Hadley has passed her 74th birthday. Mr. Hadley is a veteran of the Civil War, having served from 61 to 65 as a member of the old First Iowa Cavalry Independents.
The Woman’s Relief Corps provided the party with a regulation G. A. R. birthday cake and plate.
Guests at the reunion at the Hadley home, 421 Logus street, were his three sons, C. E.; R. G.; and J. L. Hadley and families, and J. J. Hadley, a nephew who resides in Molalla. Mr. Hadley also has a son, C. M. Hadley, who resides in Tillamook.
The anniversary day also marked the 45th birthday anniversary of Helen Hadley, daughter of C. E. Hadley, who was among those to attend the reunion.
The Banner Courier, Thursday, June 22, 1922
J. H. Hadley
At his home on Logus street, this city, on Friday last there passed away in his four-score and first year J. H. Hadley.
Mr. Hadley came to Oregon fifty-two years ago and has resided at Milwaukie, The Dalles and Oregon City and has been engaged in farming and mercantile business.
The deceased leaves, besides his wife, R. O. and C. E. Hadley of this city; J. L. Hadley, Jacolt, Wash.; C. M. Hadley, Tillamook. A daughter, Lena Gailey is deceased. Fourteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren are left also.
The funeral was held at the M. E. church, Rev. Edgar officiating.
At the burial service in Mt. View cemetery, the G. A. R. and I. O. O. F. orders officiated.
Name: James H. Hadley
Regiment State/Origin: Iowa
Regiment: 1st Regiment, Iowa Cavalry
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private
Film Number: M541 roll 11
Name: James H Hadley
Age at Enlistment: 20
Enlistment Date: 12 Aug 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Iowa
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company G, Iowa 1st Cavalry Regiment on 12 Aug 1862. Mustered out on 13 Jun 1865 at Memphis, TN.
Birth Date: abt 1842
Death Date: 16 Jun 1922
Death Place: Clackamas County, Oregon
Sources: Roster & Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of Rebellion, Research by Harold Slavik