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 Charles B Hardy

Charles B Hardy

Birth
Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 3 Nov 1916 (aged 77)
Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, USA
Burial Humboldt, Humboldt County, Iowa, USA
Plot Sec 7 Lot 2
Memorial ID 100646378 · View Source
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Charles was the son of Arthur and Jane Hardy. He served in the Civil War, Company H. 46th Illinois Infantry. He did not marry.

Nov 10, 1916 - Humboldt Republican - Charles B. Hardy was born at Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Penn., October 30th, 1839, and died at Quincy, Illinois, November 3rd, 1916. He was one of five sons born to Arthur and Jane Hardy. The family came west and located in Kane County, Illinois. Charles and his brother, William, learned the harness making trade there, and both became experts in the work. The sons of this family were intensely loyal to our countrys flag.

James Hardy served through the Mexican war and when the Civil war thundered from the echo of Sumpter, Robert Hardy, William P. Hardy, and Charles B Hardy signed the muster
roll of Company H. 46th Illinois Infantry and marched to the front. Nearly four years passed ere they again put on civilian suits and adapted themselves to the work of catching up the broken skein of civil life. Charles and his brother William P left Illinois and came to the then young town of Humboldt and opened the first harness shop started there. The partnership continued until 1890.

Charles B. Hardy, the subject of this sketch was never married and after his interest in the business at Humboldt ended, he for a number of years followed his trade in different parts of Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin. He was known as a skillful worker as well as a thoroughly trustworthy man, was a genial kindly disposed to all. In the later years of his life, growing age and infirmaties grew upon him and he entered the Soldiers Home at Quincy, Illinois, remaining there until his death and final muster out.

The immediate cause of his death was typhoid pneumonia. His body was brought to Humboldt and at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. William P Hardy. The funeral was held Monday Nov 6th, with Rev. H.D. Herr officiating, assisted by Rev. R.L. Stuart. At the close of these services the local G.A.R. Post took charge of the services. The pall bearers were Comrades: F.R. French, C.R. Cohoon, H. Armstrong, L. Heidt, L.P. Crandall and A.P. Morse.

The burial was at the Union cemetery under the folds of old Glory. The beautiful ritual of the Grand Army burial service was read at the grave. He rests beside his mother and brother William P. Hardy.

He is survived by his brother John Hardy, a long time and much respected resident of Humboldt.


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  • Created by: Geo Clinton
  • Added: 13 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100646378
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles B Hardy (30 Oct 1839–3 Nov 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100646378, citing Union Cemetery, Humboldt, Humboldt County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Geo Clinton (contributor 46936067) .