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Edward W. Hardy

Birth: Born around 1855 in Pennsylvania.  

Family Information: Husband of Agnis Hardy.  


Pre-Colony History:  

Home in Colony: In 1931 he was living in the colony with his wife and her sister, Kate.  

Job in Colony: The 1930 census lists him as retired.  

Other Info: In 1933 Ida Ann Bartlett began promoting a better social life for colonists who did not dance. She organized Monday night gatherings which would feature cards, dominoes, chess, checkers, etc. Hikes and other outdoor activities would be included as the weather improved. The first party was held in her home and featured Victrola music as the entertainment. Among those present were Marcus Mardfin, Theodore Atworth, C.W. Fields, Ed Schott, H.G. Starkweather, Chester Page, Mr. and Mrs. Hardy, John Black, S.E. Broyles and Boyd Bartlett.

In September 1935 it was reported that the Hardy's and Miss Hubert would return to the colony in the last week of October from California.

In March 1936 he was very ill and Mrs. Hardy was spending all her time caring for him. In April he was still in a very serious condition and required the full attention of his wife, as well as Nurse Ann Tabb.

Post-Colony History:  

Death: He may have died of the illness he suffered in March-April 1936 as there is no further mention of him in the colony papers, not even when his wife and her sister were leaving the colony in mid-1937.

Sources: US Census: 1930; Llano Colonist: August 1, 1931, May 20, 1933, September 7, 1935, March 7, 1936, April 4, 1936


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