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 Jane Hardy

Jane Hardy

Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 9 Mar 1890 (aged 88)
Humboldt, Humboldt County, Iowa, USA
Burial Humboldt, Humboldt County, Iowa, USA
Plot Sec 7 Lot 2
Memorial ID 100645872 · View Source
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Jane married Arthur Hardy in 1828. They were the parents of 8 children: James, William, Charles, Robert, John, and the three youngest died in infancy.

Aged 88 years, 1 month, an 9 days

March 13, 1890 - Humboldt county Independent - Died - Hardy - Sunday evening last Mrs. Jane Hardy who has been a long sufferer from dropsy passed away at the ripe age of eighty-eight years. For months it has been the daily inquiry "How is Grandma Hardy?" Hence the tolling of the church bell at an early hour Monday morning was easily understood by such as had not already heard of it to indicate that the end of all suffering had come to relieve the aged woman.

The funeral was held from the Congregational church Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. M.E. Page of the Episcopal church of Fort Dodge officiating. The house was filled with people who came to show their respect for the deceased and do her the last sad honor.

Grandma Hardy after many months of sickness died last Monday morning at a very advanced age. Over Eighty, she had been a great suffurer and was content to leave this world of trouble. The burial took place Tuesday from the Congregational church.

March 27, 1890 - Humboldt County Independent - In Humboldt county on Sunday March 9th, Mrs Jane Hardy, aged 88 years, 1 month, 9 days.

Mother Hardy was taken ill June 1st, 1887, and was a helpless sufferer until death came to her relief. Not withstanding her advanced age, she kept up her spirits during this long time and showed power of endurance rarely equaled.

She was born in Bloomburg, Columbia county, PA, Feb. 1st, 1802; married Arthur Hardy in 1828. Eight children came to bless the union, the three youngest of whom died in infancy.

In 1854 her husband died in Philadelphia while she and part of the family were in Illinios. The family moved to Philadelphia in 1846 and the three youngest boys moved Kane county, Illinois. The two older boys were learning trades in Philadelphia and the father did not want to leave there till this was finished. The reason of her moving was to take care of a sick relative.

Her son James served in the Mexican war. When the war of the rebellion broke out she showed true patriotism and told her sons Robert, William, and Charles to enlist and go and do their duty. Robert enlisted April 18, 1864 in the 8th Pennsylvania Infantry; served 3 months, and Dec 1, 1864, he and Wm. P. enlisted in the 46th Illinois Infantry and were discharged Feb 1, 1866. Charles enlisted Feb. 1, 1864 in the 46th Illinois Infantry and was discharged Feb. 1, 1866.

Mrs. Jane Hardy was a good business woman and was doing an extensive trade in millinery and dress making when she married. After she moved to Illinois she managed a farm for years, and in moving to town put up a house by her own hands. She resided in Virgil Kane county, Illinois till 1872, when she moved to Aurora and in 1880 moved to Humboldt, where she and her son John have kept house ever since.

She has been a consistent member of the Episcopal church all her life, but in Illinois joined the congregationalists, because those of her own church were scarce. In the early day this little body of worshipers held meetings in the depot. She was a woman of strong, heroic traits of character. 8he took a deep interest in national matters and when her mind was made up it was as firm as a rock.

During a long life she has been a worker. 8he was a good nurse and a kind neighbor and had a good word for every one and many persons in Illinois and this community will remember her with gratitude for favors shown in time of need. To her boys she was a model mother and gave them careful training, and that they stayed by her and made her last days as pleasant as possible is a credit to all concerned.

The funeral took place Tuesday March 11th from Congregational church and was well attended. Rev. M.E. Page, the Episcopal minister of Fort Dodge, preached an excellent sermon in which there was much of consolation to
the bereaved.

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  • Added: 13 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100645872
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jane Hardy (31 Jan 1802–9 Mar 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100645872, citing Union Cemetery, Humboldt, Humboldt County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Geo Clinton (contributor 46936067) .