Remarks: Died Nov 2-1917
Wellington Enterprise, 12 December 1917, pg 3
Wm. L. Hart was born in Durham, Conn., Dec. 28th, 1888, and passed away Dec. 1st, 1917, at the age of 78 years, 11 months and 3 days.
On account of failing health, he went to the hospital for treatment at the Soldier’s Home, Sandusky, Ohio, Oct. 9th, where he seemed to be improving until Thanksgiving morning when he was taken seriously ill, and passed away on Sunday morning.
He was the son of Wm. A. and Sally Jones Hart, being the fourth child in a family of nine, four boys and five girls, and is survived by two brothers, one sister, two step-daughters and a host of friends who loved to call him “Grandpa.”
On March 31st, 1867, he was united in marriage to Harriet L. Hart, widow of George Hart of Penfield, Ohio. Of this union one child was born, Alice Cary Hart who departed from this world Sept. 13, 1914, at Memorial hospital, Elyria, Ohio.
His early days were spent at Durham, Conn., and at the age of 24, enlisted in the Civil war serving nine months in the First Connecticut regiment, and was honorably discharged on account of ill health. The first two years of his married life were spent in Wellington, Ohio. From there he moved to Brighton, Ohio, where he had lived for 48 years in the same house, his wife having preceded him in death 24 years ago.
He was a member of the Congregational church at the time of his death, and had served as deacon for many years.
He was a faithful member of Brighton Grange for more than 20 years. He also served Brighton township as assessor and clerk for over 25 years. Also the last soldier of the Civil war residing in Brighton township.
Card of Thanks.
We desire to thank all friends for kindnesses extended deceased, for the flowers, etc.
Mrs. Sadie Gilson