April 1, 1915
OBITUARY ~ ALBERT HARTMAN
Albert Hartman was born August 23rd. 1854, died March 23rd, 1915, aged 60 yrs.
and 7 mos. On January 8th, 1882, he was married at Kalona, Iowa, to Miss M. E.
Rogers, who continued to be his inspiration, companion, friend, and help mate,
and today mourns the loss of a kind and loving husband. Through the favor of
the Almighty, two children came into their home; Lawrence E.; and
Eva V. Eva was taken from them by death on May 11th, 1912.
In addition to his immediate family, Mr. Hartman is survived by two brothers
and two sisters, a large circle of relatives, and a host of friends, in this
community and other places where he has lived, who today united with the
family in mourning the taking away of their friend and fellow townsman.
The early life of the deceased was spent in the county of his birth. The year
after his marriage he removed to Adair county (1883), and eight years later,
in 1891, to our neighboring town of Diagonal. After seven years residence
there he lived a year in Glenwood, Iowa,and vicinity, moving to Clearfield in
the fall of 1899, which has since been his home.
Reared upon a farm, he naturally took up that occupation when he began to do
for himself. Later he entered the mercantile trade, conducting a general store
in Diagonal. His business life in Clearfield has been in the Hardware
business, and all the time located on the corner where his familiar face and
genial smile will be sadly missed by his loyal patrons, his business
associates and his many friends. His business capacity, reputation for honesty
and the giving a square deal won for him a profitable trade.
About 1893 he made a profession of his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and
united with the Presbyterian church in Diagonal, and after coming to
Clearfield he entered into fellowship with the Christian church of our town.
Although he has been almost continuously in his store till a couple of weeks
ago, when he went to Excelsior Springs,: Mo., with the hopes that the water
might help him, he has nevertheless been a sufferer from a complication of
diseases for several years. Though the suffering was often intense he bore it
with remarkable patience, so that only his nearest friends knew what he was
The entire community unite today in extending sympathy to the bereaved wife,
son and friends. May you have the gracious Lord's comfort in your grief.
The funeral services were held at the Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m. on Friday,
March 26th. Rev. Aikins officiated, assisted by Rev. Prather. Business houses
were closed, and the attendance exceeded the capacity of the church. Floral
offerings were numerous. Interment followed in Clearfield Cemetery.
Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, June of 2011
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