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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