Pueblo County, Colorado
HARLEY D. RUSLER
Contributed by Karen Mitchell.
Harley D. Rusler, a ranchman living at Vineland, in Pueblo county, was born
on the St. Charles river, in the county which is still his home, his natal day
being August 20, 1891. He is a son of W. D. and May (Cason) Rusler, who came to
Colorado with their family about 1884, settling on the St. Charles river, where
the father engaged in farming, becoming one of the well known and highly
respected residents of his community. His agricultural interests were carefully
and wisely conducted and his enterprise and persistency of purpose won him a
fair measure of success. He passed away in 1915.
Harley D. Rusler acquired a country school education and when not occupied
with his textbooks assisted his father in the labors of the home farm. When his
school days were over he concentrated his entire attention upon farm work and
continued with his father until the latter passed away, after which he and his
mother conducted the old homestead until 1917, when he began farming on his own
account. He located on a thirty-three acre ranch on the Santa Fe trail adjoining
the place of his brother, Burdett Rusler, and he is there engaged in raising
hogs. He early realized the value of unwearied activity and enterprise in
business affairs and these qualities are proving dominant elements in his steady
On the 20th of March, 1917, Mr. Rusler was married to Miss Nell O'Neal, of
Vineland, and they now have a little daughter, Martha Jean, who is the joy of
the household. Mr. Rusler has spent his entire life in Pueblo county, identified
throughout with farming interests, and the careful direction of his activities
is bringing him a substantial measure of success as the years pass by.
History Of Colorado
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
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