Scarcely ever does the passing of a well and widely known citizen make such an impression upon a community as that of Aaron Hartman, of Clarion township, which came with terrible suddenness from heart disease on Monday, December 29, 1924, at his home. Mr. Hartman has always been regarded as a model good citizen, a man of the highest type of character, upright and honorable in his relations with his fellow men, and always interested in the welfare of the entire community. His demise causes a loss in the home and in the community that cannot be filled. He served his township as school director and supervisor and other local offices showing his interest and exemplifying his integrity and honesty. Aaron Hartman was a son of William and Susan (Fulmer) Hartman, and was born in Toby township, August 1, 1846, one of a family of ten children of whom he is the last survivor. He received his education in the public schools. In his young manhood he learned the carpenter trade and was a most expert and careful workman. He was united in marriage with Mary Keturah Snyder May 23, 1875, and soon thereafter bought his farm of 112 acres where he lived and died, following the profession of a farmer most successfully. His wife died October 31, 1891, and one son preceded him in death but the following children survive: Harrison H., on the home farm; Heber Merle, of Kane; Jesse Vincent, of Livingston, Mon.; Orlan Addison, New Castle; Verba Benton, Westminster, Md.; Mary Clare, Buffalo, N. Y., and Fred Brainard at home. With these children 17 grandchildren also survive. On June 25, 1896 Mr. Hartman was married again to Sophia Reese who now survives him but is in very feeble health, and little hope is entertained for her recovery. She has been quite sick for about two months. Mr. Hartman was a sincere and true Christian man, and so lived as to bear testimony to that fact. He was a member of New Rehoboth Presbyterian Church for many years and was an Elder of that congregation. He was a man of quiet and reserved disposition, not given much to talking but believed in letting his activities speak for him. His funeral services were held at his late home on Wednesday at 8 p.m., the Rev. Frank C. Timmis officiating, but on account of the failure of a son to get there, the interment was not made until Thursday afternoon, taking place at Churchville in the Hartman family plot.