William Newton Hart

May 1835–1904 (Age 68)
Indiana, United States

The Life of William Newton

When William Newton Hart was born in May 1835, in Indiana, United States, his father, Absalom Hart, was 63 and his mother, Mary Polly Decker, was 45. He married Lydia Carson on 15 June 1859, in Linn, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 11 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Homer Township, Buchanan, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Cono Township, Buchanan, Iowa, United States in 1885. He died in 1904, in Newton Township, Buchanan, Iowa, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Newton Township, Buchanan, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Newton Hart
Lydia Carson
Marriage: 15 June 1859
Mary Marvilla Hart
George Wesley Hart
Absalom Serge Hart
John Henry Hart
Charles Reverdy Hart
William James Hart
Lewis Franklin Hart
Doctor Newton Hart
Daniel Jasper Hart
Margarite Irine Hart
Curtis Arthur Hart
Arthur Raymond Hart

Spouse and Children

15 June 1859
Linn, Iowa, United States


    Mary Marvilla Hart


    George Wesley Hart


    Absalom Serge Hart


    John Henry Hart


    Charles Reverdy Hart


+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Absalom Hart


    Mary Polly Decker




    Sarah Ellen Hart


    Mary Catherine Hart



    Jane Hart



World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 1

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 21

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Name Meaning

1 English and North German: from a personal name or nickname meaning ‘stag’, Middle English hert, Middle Low German hërte, harte.2 German: variant spelling of Hardt 1 and 2.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name or a nickname from German and Yiddish hart ‘hard’.

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Wn N Hart, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Hart, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Hart, "Iowa State Census, 1885"

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