Julius C. King and Aileen Hartley Family





Julius C. and Aileen Hartley King

George Leroy and Mary Elizabeth Varner Hartley Family
Back: Samuel Richard, George Benjamin, Edward Lee, Alma Lee, Leila Mae
Front: George H. , George Leroy and Mary Elizabeth
Photo about 1902


Julius C. and Aileen Hartley Family

Aileen Hartley was born November 26, 1914, to George Leroy and Mary Elizabeth Varner Hartley in Flora, MS. Her siblings included, Alma Lee (Matthews), George Benjamin, Edward Lee, Leila Mae (Conrad), Samuel Richard, Margie Louise (Oakes), James Russell, Marvin Ashley and Rudolf (still born). Aileen was 10 years old when her father died. Six years later, her mother died. She Then lived with various siblings until she married. She married Juliu C. "JC" King in 1933. JC was 25 and Aileen was 19. JC was born on March 27, 1908. They had a daughter, Helen Christine "Pete". JC died in 1987 at the age of 79. Aileen died in 1984 at the age of 69.

Julius C. served in the CBs during WWII. Click here to read an account of his service. Julius C. King.

Following his military service JC worked for the US Waterways Experimental Station in Vicksburg. Aileen had worked for The Garment Factory at Madison and Washington Streets in Vicksburg during the war. The factory was run by M. Fine and Sons of New York. They had been persuaded to come to Vicksburg to provide jobs for women. The city built the building in 1936 for Fine. The factory made primarily men's work clothes, however, they did have a line of women's clothing. Their brand was Five Brothers. Fine was notorious for low salaries and working conditions. A sitdown strike by over 200 women workers, who were paid $7 a week, led to Fine's shutting down the factory. Negotiations resulted in some improvemet in conditions and wages. During the war, the factory produced shirts and pants for military uniforms. Most of the women worked as seamtresses, earning $17.50 a week, according to the late Betty Rather who worked there.

Aileen, JC and daughter, Pete, were regular visitors to the Oakes household. They were alway there for holidays. At Christmas their gift laden visits were especially anticipated by the Oakes children. Aileen was a lively aunt, enjoying jokes with the family. She loved to dance and would do so with Fred. JC was a quiet man but with a wry sense of humor which he shared with the boys. He kept his cars in pristine condition. It was a lucky person who got his cars when he bought a new one. Margie Oakes loved dearly her baby sister and they were lifelong friends.

Helen married Malcolm "Tin" Antoine and they had four children, Deborah, Jan, Sandy and Brenda. They later divorced and she married Edward Cannizaro.

Julius C. and Aileen Hartley King Family Gallery

Back: Mary Elizabeth Varner Hartley, Margie Louise (Oakes), James Russell "Buddy", and Marvin Ashley "Cootze"
Front: Aileen (King), George Leroy Hartley,. Parents and siblings of Aileen Hartley.
Picture taken in Clinton, MS, about 1916 .

Samuel Richard 9 (1896), George Benjamin 10 (1995), Edward Lee 7 (1898), George L. 41 (1863), Unknown girl 6 (1899), Unknown child 1 1/2 (1903), Mary Elizabeth “Betty” 28 (1876), maybe Mary Caroline Hartley Talley in back,
ca 1905. The two children in white dresses are a mystery. Their ages appear to match being young siblings of the boys, however the other children in the family does not match their ages. Maybe they are neices and nephews. Ages don't match grandchildren. Mary Caroline never had children.

Robert Benjamin Varner, maternal grandfather of Aileen Hartley
George L.Hartley, father of Aileen Hartley
Mary Elizabeth Varner Hartley, mother of Aileen Hartley
George L.Hartley, father of Aileen Hartley
Aileen, Jake, Helen King
J. C. and Aileen King
Margie & J. C. King
J. C. King, 12 or 13, Telegraph Boy supporting widowed mother
William and J. C. King
J. C. King, CBs
J. C. King,-WWII CBs
Aileen & J. C.King
James Hartley and sister Aileen & J. C. King
Aileen Hartley King (1914-84)
Aileen-King in front of Toggery Men’s store, Vicksburg, MS.
Aileen King. where is she?
Aileen King, probably a photo booth picture.
Aileen King
Aileen King. Where and When?
Aunt Aileen at Walgreens, how many of us remember her.
Aileen Hartley King
Pensive Aileen Hartley King
Aileen Hartley King
Aileen King, Belmont St
Helen King Young Girl
Helen King- Bridge
Helen King, which bridge?
Helen King,-boots & jeans
Helen King (teenager)
J. C. and- Helen King
Helen (Pete) King.
Aileen & Helen King
Aileen & Helen King
Mt. Olympus, Flora, MS, maybe school outing,
Malcolm, Helen, Deborah?, Antoine, and Aileen King

Deborah Antoine Beasley


Back: Helen, Jaa, Malcolm, Front: Deborah, Sandy, Brenda, Antoine (May have children wrong.)

Malcolm “Tiny” Antoine died Monday, September 7, 2020.  He was 91.  Tiny was born in Vicksburg to the late Charles Chris and Josie Snyder Antoine.  He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in Korea.  He was a self employed brick mason. 

In addition to his parents, Tiny was preceded in death by his daughter, Debbie Antoine Beasley and his brother Chris Antoine.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Georgia Potter Antoine; three daughters, Brenda Price (Donnie), Sandy Whitaker (Doug), and Jaa Allen (Dana); a son-in-law, Tommy Beasley;  his brother, Donald Antoine; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, services will be private under the direction of Fisher-Riles Funeral Home.

Leila Mae Hartley, about 1914
(1894-1953) (Restored by Mel Oakes)
Leila Mae Hartley (1894-1953), photo from Mary Agnes Conrad
Sister of Aileen Hartley .
Leila Mae Hartley, about 1914
(1894-1953) (Restored by Mel Oakes)
Leila Mae Hartley (1894-1953), sister of Aileen Hartley
Leila Mae & Agnes Conrad at All Saints College, Vicksburg, MS, Leila however looks too young for this to be Agnes, maybe Leila
Rufus and Leila Mae Hartley Conrad, sister of Aileen Hartley
Rufus and Leila Mae Hartley Conrad
From Left: Ninnie, Rufus, Ada & Heber Conrad, (Brothers & Sisters)
Rufus Conrad, Ninnie Conrad Hartley, Heber Conrad, Ada Conrad Graham, (Brothers and Sisters), Ninnie was married to Aileen's brother Edward Lee Hartley.
Emily Ophelia Conrad-(Little-Grannie)-(1863-?). Rufus Conrad's mother. Namesake for Ninnie Ophelia Conrad Hartley.
Back:Mary Graham Hawkins & Ada Graham
Frt: Laura Hawkins & Emily Ophelia Jackson Conrad

Ninnie and Edward Lee Hartley, brother of Aileen Hartley.

Jones Conrad, Edward Lee Hartley(1898-1948)
& John Stegall

Ninnie & Edward. Lee Hartley
Ninnie Conrad Hartley & Ada Conrad Graham, sisters
Ninnie Ophelia Conrad Hartley
Odie and Ted Hartley, ca. 1939
Frances, Ninnie, Genevive, & Talmarie Hartley and Minnie Thornton Hartley
Minnie, E. L., Ninnie Ophelia Hartley/with George Leroy Mullins, & Frances Hartley Mullins,
(E. L. & Frances are brother & sister.)
2008 Conrad-Hartley Reunion
Alma Lee Hartley, (1892-1954). married Grady Matthews. Older sister of Aileen Hartly.
Alma Lee Hartley, Jean Matthews, her daughter said she made this graduation dress. ca 1910
Henry Grady Matthews, brother-in-law to Aileen Hartley
Henry Grady Matthews & and brother Charles G.
Henry Grady Matthews & Hill Store, Flora, MS
Henry was the store manager. ca 1920s
Mary Elizabeth Hartley & Aileen Hartley at Green Hall, All Saints College, Vicksburg. Mother and daughter..
Henry & Jean Matthews, Flora 1932
House in background is their overseer home on plantation
Oakes Auto Parts 1931, Chris Oakes, Marvin Hartley, Willaim Reed, James Hartley, (Dr), James C. Deason, Fred Oakes. Aileen Hartley's two brothers, James and Marvin are in this picture, along with her brother-in-law, Fred Oakes, husband of her sister, Margie Louise.
Bennie Hartley & Leona Bowman. Bennie was brother of Aileen Hartley.
Margie (3), James (2) Hartley. Sister and brother of Aileen Hartley.
Margie (3) & Jame s(2) Hartley, sister and brother of AileenHartley, gift from Frances Cronin, granddaughter of Ora Lee Hartley Hill who was a sister of George L. Hartley.
Alma Lee Hartley Matthews (1892-1954), sister of Aileen Hartley.

Margie Louise Hartley, age 21, All Saints College, Vicksburg, 1927
Sister of Aileen Hartley

Alma Lee Hartley Matthews and son William (Tete) Matthews
Sister of Aileen Hartley

George Benjamin Hartley, brother of Aileen Hartley
George Benjamin Hartley
Petrified Forest, Flora, MS. G. L. Hartley family lived in sight of the forest.
Marvin Ashley Hartley, brother of Aileen Hartley
Catherine Elizabeth Jones (1917-86), 2nd wife of Marvin Hartley
Downtown Flora, Mississippi, three years after Margie Louise Hartley Oakes was born.
Mary Elizabeth Varner Hartley Death Certificate. She was living with son, James Russell Hartley.