Ambrose and Orvilla Hartman bought a farm 3/4 mile south of Elliott
in 1884, moving there with two daughters, Edna and Clara. In
1886, Ira S. Hartman was born, 1889 Frank, and in 1892 Don B. The
Hartman children were all graduated from E. H. S. Edna died in her
teens from Mountain fever, contracted in Colo. Being the oldest, Ira
took over management of the family farm when his father was killed
by a horse. In 1918, Ira bought the farm from the other heirs, with
Frank and Don using their money to attend college. Ira (Ike) married
Stella Howard, and they stayed on the farm and made a success of it.
They had no children. Ike attained respect in his community, serving
on the school board and the church board. They passed away in 1970.
married to E. C. McCarthy and their biography is contained elsewhere
in this book.
graduated from Knox College, Galesburg, Ill., and played football
there, being team captain. He went on to medical school and John
Hopkins University, and was an intern in the Navy during World War
I. For 35 years he was associated with Henry Ford Hosp. in Detroit
as a pathologist. He became a nationally known authority in his
field, later serving with the F. D. A. in Wash. D. C. He is now in
his nineties in a nursing home and remembers very little.
graduated from Knox College, Galesburg, Ill., where he also played
football. Don tried his hand at teaching school and several small
businesses and then settled in the lumber business in Canada. He is
now living happily in a retirement home in the State of Wash. with
his third wife, the former two having died.