|Birth: ||Jun. 14, 1876|
|Death: ||Oct. 29, 1940|
Sault Sainte Marie
William Henry Hart was the oldest of three children born to John A. Hart (1843-1899) and Sarah Robinson (1856-1934), both born in Ontario, Canada. The John Hart family emigrated from the Bruce Peninsula of Ontario between June 1878-1880 and settled in DeTour Village, Chippewa, MI.
William H. Hart married Nellie Harriett (Lillian) Stratton (b. 21 May 1881, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, MI, a twin to William A.). Lillie's parents died when she was young (c. 1885) and the twins went to live with relatives, presumably in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. William and Lillian's wedding occurred just six months prior to John's death in September 1899.
William and Lillian had 10 children:
1-Roy Carl Hart (1900-1980), m. Amber R. Skinner (1902-1993)
2-Marion Hart (1902-1992), m. Howard L. Croker
3-Anne (Annie) Harriett Hart (1903-1984), m. John David (Jack) Foster
4-Ruth Wilda Hart (1905-1995), m. Charles A. (Orb) Smith
5-Lillian (Lilly) S. Hart (1907-1960), m. Harry Amyotte
6-Wilbert B. Hart (1909-1971), m. Bertha Harvey
7-Olive Elizabeth Hart (1912-2001), m. Ed Jostock
8-Loretta (Retta) Hart (1915-1993), m. Fred Crawford
9-Etta M. Hart (1917-2001), m. Edward G. Blair
10-William Myron Hart (1920-1994), m. Helen Crochet
William farmed and did carpentry work in the Pickford area. According to "A History of Pickford Area Pioneer Families," pub. 1973, William Hart served as Justice of the Peace every four years after the family's move to Pickford from Raber (1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, and 1940; he died Oct 1940).
From January-November, 1930, William and son Roy C. Hart helped other community members build the St. Matthias Episcopal Church across the road from the Fairview Cemetery (where both are buried). The log-cabin-style church is operational and still stands today.
After William's death in 1940, Lillian married Oct. 1949 to George Anderson; they lived in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. She died at the home of her daughter Anne (Mrs. John Foster) of Eckerman, Mich in 1958, about a year after George's death.
Bio created: 01.21.2012 by Debra Hart Blackgrave Tyre, great-granddaughter. Revised 04.12.2012
John A. Hart (1843 - 1899)
Sarah Robinson Hart, Ginter/Genter (1856 - 1934)
Nellie Harriett Stratton Hart, Anderson (1881 - 1958)
Roy Carl Hart (1900 - 1980)*
Marion Hart Croker (1902 - 1992)*
Lillian S Hart Amyotte (1907 - 1960)*
Created by: Debra (Hart) Blackgrave ...
Record added: Jan 20, 2012
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