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William F Hardy Sr

 (1854 - 1935)
William F. Hardy, Sr. was active/lived in Missouri.  William Hardy Sr is known for landscape, portrait and history painting.

William F. Hardy, Sr.

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Hardy, William F., Sr.  (1854-1935)
W.F. Hardy Sr. Dies 3 Days After Wife.
Artist, 81 Years Old, to Be Buried Tomorrow Beside Mate

Funeral services for William F. Hardy Sr., artist, who died yesterday at this home, Ladue and McKnight roads, Clayton, of shock and grief over the death of his wife last Thursday, will be held at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow from the Bopp funeral chapel.  He will be buried beside his wife in St. Paul's Evangelical Cemetery.

Mr. Hardy was stricken following the death of his wife, Mrs. Mary B. Hardy, and was unable to attend her funeral Saturday.  They would have celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary April 24. 

Mr. Hardy, who would have been 81 on Friday, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and resided in St. Louis and St. Louis County nearly 60 years. He was primarily a landscape painter, but executed a number of subject canvasses, which he presented to institutions and organizations. 

A portrait of Washington was given to the Clayton Masonic Lodge, several pictures depicting the adventures of Daniel Boone hang in a hotel in Columbia, Mo., and a copy of the "Lord's Supper" was presented to the Samuel Evangelical Church.

Surviving are three sons, William F.R., Oliver and Frank R. Hardy, and a sister in Los Angeles, California. 

Submitted by Edward P. Bentley, Art Researcher and Collector, Greenville, Michigan

Obituary, dated April 15, 1935.  Courtesy of the St. Louis Public Library Art Department. 

Additional Information:  Census Records
1880 Census    St. Louis, MO    W.F. Hardy  Age 26  Born Ohio   Wife Mary age 26;  Occupation: Painter (Artist)  Have two children -  William, Allen.

1900 Census   Central, St. Louis, MO   Born April, 1854  Ohio.  Married 1875 - 25 years,  Wife Mary.   Occupation Artist-painter

1910 Census   Central, St. Louis, MO   Married 35 years    Occupation: Artist, at home    Wife Mary.  Son - William F. Hardy, Jr.  Born about 1876   His occupation given as paperhanger.

!920 Census   Clayton, St. Louis MO.  W.F. Hardy  Born Ohio  Age 64  Wife Mary. Occupation:  Artist Decorator                                                                                    
Son- W.F. R. Hardy, age 43, his wife Louise, occupation paperhanger, own shop
1930 Census   Central St. Louis, MO  Live on Ladue Rd.  William F. Hardy  age 76   Occupation  Artist,  Portrait
Grave site:  W.F. Hardy, Sr.  1854-1935   Olivette, St. Louis County

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About  William F. Hardy, Sr.

Born:  1854 - Cincinnati, Ohio
Died:   1935 - Clayton, Missouri
Known for:  landscape, portrait and history painting