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Capt William C. Hartman
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Birth: May 6, 1849
North Crosswicks
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Feb. 9, 1923
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA

Parlysis Causes Death of One-time Trenton Police Official

Former Police Chief William Hartman of 595 Centre Steet who suffered a stroke of paralysis two weeks ago, died this afternoon at his home.
"Cap" Hartman as he was affectionately known was 73 years old and had been a attache of the proesecuter's office for many years. Although he suffered a relapse last night his condition improved this morning. At noon however he took another turn for the worse and died an hour later.
A widow and ten children survive "Cap" Hartman. The children follown Miss Helen stenographer for Mayor Donnelly, Miss Emma and Mrs. Lillian A. Blackman schoolteachers. Mrs. Harry Hall, James, William, Frank, Charles, John and Harry Hartman.
"Cap" Hartman was born in Crosswicks NJ May 6,1849. He went to school in Crosswicks and then learned the trade of butcher. When he was 21 years old he moved to Trenton located in the Sixth Ward and had been there ever since.
IN 1876 Hartman was appointed to the police forse and remained there about a year, when he was appointed a letter carrier. He served in this postion until his activity in politices lost out to him about five years later and in May 1887 he went back to the police force as a lieutenant/ He was made a captain in 1892 he served with distinctin until July 1902 when he was so unfortunate to lose a leg. Then he was retired from the force.
In stepping from a trolley car at Broad and Market Streets on his way to the Court House to appear in a case ontrial as captain of the police department, he landed on the street with such force as to cause the shock to destroy the nerve in the leg. Several weeks later the limb was apputated.
In 1903 Hartman was elected to Council as a Republican in one of the strongest Demorcatic wards of the city. He served two years and in 1905 was re-elected by an increased majority.
Satisfied with two terms, Captain Hartman warnted to withdraw but in 1907 his friends insisted upom renuminating him, but he went downin the Katenbach landslide.
He was also a candidat for the Republcian nomination for sheriff in 1909, but ws sort of a receptive candidate and was not in the running. After the nomination of Sheriff Friudenmacher there was no harder worker in the ranks than Captian Hartman.
Having been in the prosecuters office over 20 years it is quite probable that Captain Hartman issued at least 200,000 subponas. Previous to his appointment in the prosecutor's office he spent 21 and a half years in th local police department.
William C. Hartman was Police Captain at the Second Precinct in Trenton NJ. Born in Crosswicks NJ he only went to school till the age of nine when he began driving a delivery wagon. After an apprenticeship of seven years he opened his own business as a butcher in North Crosswicks. Moving to Trenton in October of 1871 he moved into the sixth ward where he lived for many years. On May 3rd 1876 he was appointed a Patrolman. After leaving the police force because the Democrats took over in 1881 William was appointed a letter carrier until 1887. (bio by: J. Karl) 
Family links: 
  Burris T. Hartman (1821 - 1895)
  Louisa Renshaw Stevens Hartman (1818 - 1897)
  Patience Cafferty Kennedy Hartman (1852 - 1924)*
  Lillian A. Hartman Blackman (1873 - 1971)*
  Martha W. Hartman (1874 - 1885)*
  Frank Collins Hartman (1877 - 1945)*
  John Garfield Hartman (1880 - 1940)*
  Mary A. Hartman Hall (1883 - 1963)*
  Harry Wolman Hartman (1885 - 1980)*
  James Blaine Hartman (1887 - 1928)*
  Charles A Hartman (1889 - 1967)*
  Helen Hartman Walsh (1892 - 1970)*
  Emma Louise Hartman (1894 - 1976)*
  William C. Hartman (1898 - 1970)*
  John S. Hartman (1846 - 1904)*
  William C. Hartman (1849 - 1923)
  Rebecca S. Hartman (1858 - 1946)**
*Calculated relationship
Note: hus. of Patience Cafferty Kennedy
Riverview Cemetery
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Sec. K, lot 329-30, grave 3
Maintained by: J. Karl
Originally Created by: Dane Coefer
Record added: Oct 03, 2001
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Capt William C. Hartman
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Capt William C. Hartman
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Capt William C. Hartman
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