|Birth: ||Dec. 7, 1846|
|Death: ||Jan. 9, 1920|
New York, USA
Son of William Barr Hart & Elizabeth Huston Oliver. He was born William Oliver Lewis Hart but his family called him "Ollie". He later changed his name to Lewis O. Hart and went by Lew O. Hart and L.O. Hart on stage. He enlisted in the Civil War as a Union soldier under the alias of Barr Loveridge (both were surnames of his grandmothers) because he was underage, being only 15 yrs.
In 1876, leaving behind his wife & 5 children in Pennsylvania, he "went west" to pursue a theatrical career. Although, never legally divorced, he married again in California to an English actress and had 5 more children.
Marr: 06 Aug. 1866 in Washington Co., PA to Evalyn Patterson. Had 5 Ch: Annie E., William A. (died young), John Campbell, Harry V., James Wilson Patterson Hart.
Marr: 16 Mar 1882 in Chico, Butte Co., CA to Louise Generva Plunkett. Had 5 Ch: Lewis H.(died young), Agnes L.(died in childhood), "Frank" Francis J., Harry B. (died young), Helene V. Hart.
He died in the Actor's Fund Home on Staten Island where he had resided since 1915. Some of the silent films he appeared in included: "Birth Of A Nation"(1915), and "The Bondman"(1916). Stage plays included: "The Defaulter" (1895), "Monte Cristo" (1897-1899),"The Devil's Web" (1897), "The Phoenix" (1897), "East Lynne" (1897), "The Octoroon" (1898), "Bulls and Bears" (1898), "All The Comforts of Home" (1898), "The Girl From Paris" (1898), "Little Lord Fauntleroy" (1900) and many vaudeville acts.
New York Times - Jan. 12, 1920
HART, Lewis O., actor. Services at Campbells Funeral Church, Broadway and 66th St., Monday, 11 A.M. Auspices of Actor's Fund.
Variety - January 16, 1920
LEWIS O. HART
Lewis O. Hart died Jan. 9, at the Actors' Fund Home, Staten Island. The deceased was 73 years of age and made his first appearance on the stage at the National, Washington, D.C. in 1866. He had been a guest at the Home since Feb. 1915.
William Hart (1818 - 1891)
Elizabeth H. Hart (1822 - 1904)
Evalyn P. Hart (1845 - 1929)
Louise Generva Plunkett Hart (1855 - 1939)*
James Wilson Patterson Hart (1876 - 1952)*
Helene V Hart Mosier (1895 - 1955)*
The Evergreens Cemetery
New York, USA
Plot: Prospect Hill, Actor's Fund Memorial section, Lot #1, grave #287
Created by: Charlene Dodenhoff Patte...
Record added: Jun 13, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27526733