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1877: January 4: Edmund Hartley born in Lewiston Maine to Thomas and Eliza Jane Hartley.

1885: March 4: Mother, Eliza Jane Hartley, dies. Younger sisters sent away to live with older sister. Edmund moves across Androscoggin River to live with elder sister in Auburn, Maine.

Father, Thomas Hartley, marries Martha Marsden and moves to Cleveland, Ohio.

1892: Edmund leaves school to work in Knopf shoe factory in Lewiston.

1893: Edmund moves to Cleveland to join father and stepmother where he takes job as office boy in a quarry.

1896: Takes weekly art lessons with Cleveland landscape painter John Semon.

1898: Summer: Loses job at quarry; studies plein-air painting with Cullen Yates in Cleveland.

Fall: Enrolls in Cleveland School of Art on scholarship. Teacher Nina Waldeck gives him a copy of Ralph Waldo Emerson's Essays.

1899: Spring: Awarded five-year annual stipend of $450 from Anne Walworth, trustee of Cleveland School of Art, to study art in New York City.

Fall: Enrolls in New York School of Art (The Chase School); works with Luis Mora and Frank Vincent DuMond.

1900: Summer: Returns to Lewiston for first time in 7 years. Makes field studies of flora and fauna.

Fall: Transfers to National Academy of Design, where he studies for next four years under Francis C. Jones and others.