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Solomon Hardesty
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Birth: Nov. 22, 1819
Belmont County
Ohio, USA
Death: Aug. 8, 1875
Benton County
Iowa, USA

Solomon was the son of Urias Hardisty and Elizabeth Williams Clark Hardisty and the husband of Harriet Davis Hardisty. (Harriet married David Crow after Solomon's death.)

NOTE: The monument is a tall spire with engraving at bottom.

Following is the text of the obituary for Solomon Hardesty, courtesy of Glenn Hardesty who obtained it from microfiche at the Vinton, Iowa public library.

The obituary was published in 2 parts in the Vinton Eagle, Vinton, Iowa.

Wednesday, August 11, 1875
"Suicide - Mr. Wm. Hardesty, of Polk Township, who some weeks ago attempted to commit suicide while laboring under partial insanity, succeeded in taking his life last Sunday morning, using a razor for the purpose. He arose early and went out; not returning for considerable time, search was made, and his lifeless body was found in the barn with the throat cut from ear to ear. Mr. Hardesty was about fifty years of age, having a large family. Financially he was quite beyond the reach of possible want, as we are informed; yet it seems to have been his constant dread lest poverty should overtake himself and his family."

Wednesday, August 18, 1875
"Solomon Hardesty instead of William Hardesty, as we had it last week, was the name of the man who recently committed suicide in Polk Township, the informant mistook the name." 
Family links: 
  Urias Hardisty (1784 - 1848)
  Elizabeth Williams Clark Hardisty (1788 - 1852)
  Harriet Davis Crow (1829 - 1905)*
  Morgan M Hardesty (1852 - 1915)*
  Milton Willis Hardesty (1855 - 1930)*
  Frank Hardesty (1856 - 1926)*
  Susan Elizabeth Hardesty Chambers (1861 - 1944)*
  Annette Hardesty Harrison (1864 - 1932)*
  Martin Hardesty (1870 - 1870)*
  Grant Hardesty (1870 - 1931)*
  Jay Dyer Hardesty (1873 - 1923)*
  Eliza Ellen Hardesty King (1810 - 1859)**
  Noah Obediah Hardesty (1811 - 1887)**
  John Obadiah Hardesty (1811 - ____)*
  Jesse Hardesty (1815 - 1875)*
  Amanda Jane Hardesty (1815 - ____)*
  Obediah Hardesty (1817 - 1879)**
  Uriah Hardisty (1818 - 1882)**
  Solomon Hardesty (1819 - 1875)
  Elizabeth Hardesty Daugherty (1820 - 1901)*
  Nancy Hardesty Reagan (1825 - 1917)**
  Mary Lucinda Hardesty Reagan (1827 - 1907)*
*Calculated relationship
Urbana Cemetery
Benton County
Iowa, USA
Created by: David Osborne
Record added: Oct 29, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6891180
Solomon Hardesty
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Solomon Hardesty
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