Hart

Anthony Hart

 

Born: 1852, Pennsylvania

Died: ?

 

Known Leadville Addresses:

1879-1881 143 East 8th Street,

Boarding with Barton Family.

1881-1882 145 East 5th Street,

Boarding with Leonard Family.

1883-1891 128 East 2nd Street

1892-1894 Corner of Chestnut and Plum

 

 

Anthony Hart was a longtime resident of Leadville.  He arrived in 1879, found a room with the Barton household at 143 East 8th, and went to work at the Chicago Planing Mill as a carpenter. [1] There are few records that tell of Anthony’s time in Leadville and even fewer that explain his life before or after his sojourn there. However, it does appear that he was somewhat active within the local Jewish community, participating in the B’nai B’rith organizational banquet on November 9, 1879. [2]

In 1881, Anthony left his position at the Chicago Planing Mill and went to work for the firm of Barton & Leonard in the same capacity as a carpenter. [3] He served there and boarded with the Leonard family for several years before taking a foreman’s position with the Harrison Reduction Works in 1883, [4] where he remained for the duration of his tenure in Leadville.  In 1892 he was promoted to General Foreman, [5] and began to show up more often in the social columns having attended occasional private parties.

 

Little is known of what became of Anthony after leaving Leadville, but evidence supports the possibility that he moved from Leadville to Denver in 1893 where he later married.  There is a mention in the personal columns that notes of an inquiry made by his sister in 1895 who was attempting to locate Anthony, whom she had not heard from in some time. [6]

Alexander Hart

Born: Missouri, 1854

Died: ?

 

Known Leadville Addresses

108 Harrison Avenue

 

 

There is little information that can be found regarding Alexander Hart.  He was born in Missouri sometime in 1854 [7] and traveled to Leadville in 1881.  There he worked as a cigar maker for an unknown firm and lived at 108 Harrison Avenue. [8] He is listed as one of the guests present at the M.D. Altman-Rosa Schloss wedding in January of 1881, [9] but no other records can be found for Alexander Hart before or after his time in Leadville.

Names associated with this surname:

  • Anthony Hart
  • Alexander Hart
  • Elick Hart
  • Morris Hart
  • Eleazer Hart

Elick Hart

Born: ?

Died: ?

 

Known Leadville Addresses:

32 ½ Harrison Avenue

326 Harrison Avenue

404 Harrison Avenue

 

Morris

Born: ?

Died: ?

 

Known Leadville Addresses

326 Harrison Avenue

407 Harrison Avenue

 

Eleazer

Born: ?

Died: ?

 

Known Leadville Addresses:

326 Harrison Avenue

Elick Hart arrived in Leadville sometime during the year of 1879. He then partnered with M.W. Samuels in the cigar and tobacco firm of Samuels & Hart located at 32 ½ Harrison Avenue, where he also resided. [10] The following year Elick dissolved his partnership with Samuels and moved to 326 Harrison Avenue. He is listed in the city directory living and conducting business as a cigar maker at that address. [11]

 

During Elick’s brief time in Leadville he did participate in the occasional social function, the most notable example was co-driving the sleigh along with Joseph Londoner and T.J. Sweeny during the local New Year’s celebration in 1880. [12] Elick also served as a private in the local Sherfey Light Infantry Division of the United States Army. [13]

 

In 1881, Elick changed addresses again moving to 404 Harrison Avenue, [14] he remained at this address briefly and this was his last known residence and place of business in Leadville.

Morris and Eleazer Hart arrived in Leadville in 1881.  Both initially resided at 326 Harrison Avenue. [15] The two worked at Elick’s cigar shop, taking up residence and business in Elick’s original storefront at 326 Harrison Avenue.   It is likely that Elick, Eleazer and Morris Hart were related but there is no evidence to confirm the specifics of those relationships.   In the latter part 1881 Morris took over as proprietor of the original establishment, renamed it Famous Cigar and began serving liquor in addition to dealing in cigars and tobacco.  To commemorate the event Morris held a dice-throwing contest in which the winner was awarded an elegant four-tube hookah. [16]  Morris also served alongside Elick as a private in the Sherfey Light Infantry. [17]

 

Though brief, Morris Hart’s time in Leadville did not pass without controversy; by the early part of 1882 his business was in serious debt.  To cure this, Morris sold the storefront to Wolf & Shayer during the summer of the same year.  However, this not did satisfy Morris Hart’s creditors and within days of the sale he admitted that his intention was to saddle Julius Wolf and Adolph Schayer with his business debts, which were intentionally hidden at the time of the sale. [19] It is unclear whether or not this admission played a part in returning responsibility for the businesses debts to Morris Hart but it does appear that Wolf & Schayer were not required to cure them.   Morris left Leadville shortly after the sale, however for several years following his departure creditors were still in the Leadville courts trying to recover the delinquent payments. [20] Eleazer appears to have left Leadville shortly after transferring ownership to Morris.  Eleazer and Morris both appear to have left town sometime in the latter part of 1882.

1TB Corbett, WC Hoye, and JH Ballanger,. “Corbet, Hoye and Co’s First Annual City

Directory: Containing A Complete List Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated

Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms Etc. In The City Of

Leadville For 1880” P180.

2 “B’nai B’rith”. Leadville Weekly Herald. Leadville, CO; USA. November 15, 1879. P3.

3 Corbett, TB and Ballenger, JH “Corbet, and Ballenger’s Second Annual City Directory: Containing A Complete

List Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business

Firms Etc. In The City Of Leadville For 1881”. Corbet and Ballenger Publishers. 1881. P 153.

4 Corbett, TB and Balanger, JH. “Corbet, and Ballenger’s Fourth Annual City Directory: Containing A Complete

List Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business

Firms Etc. In The City Of Leadville For 1883”. Corbet and Ballenger Publishers. 1883. P145.

5 Ballenger, JH and Richards. “Ballenger & Richard’s Thirteenth Annual City Directory: Containing A Complete

List Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business

Firms Etc. In The City Of Leadville For 1892”. Corbet and Ballenger and Richards Publishers. 1892. P133.

6 “Gleaned By The Wayside”. Herald Democrat. Leadville, CO; USA. October 9, 1895. P 7.

7 "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFDJ-DTQ : 19 August 2017), Alex Hart, P 401.

8 Corbett, TB and Ballenger, JH “Corbet, and Ballenger’s Second Annual City Directory: Containing A Complete List Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms Etc. In The City Of Leadville For 1881”. 1881. P153.

9 “The Society World”. Leadville Democrat. Leadville, CO; USA. January 30, 1881. P 8.

10 WM Clark, WA Root and HC Anderson. “Clark, Root and Co’s First Annual City Directory Of

Leadville And Business Directory Of Carbonateville, Kokomo And Malta For 1879”. 1879. P71.

11 TB Corbett, WC Hoye, and JH Ballanger,. “Corbet, Hoye and Co’s First Annual City

Directory: Containing A Complete List Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated

Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms Etc. In The City Of

Leadville For 1880”.P180

12 “A Jolly Time Generally Enjoyed By Everyone”. Leadville Daily Herald. Leadville, CO; USA. January 3, 1880.P4.

13 “Our Soldiers”. Leadville, Daily Herald. Leadville, CO; USA. January 1, 1882. P 7.

14 TB Corbett, and JH Ballenger. “Corbet, and Ballenger’s Second Annual City Directory:

Containing A Complete List Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies,

Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms Etc. In The City Of Leadville For

1881”. 1881. P 153

15 TB Corbett, and JH Ballenger. “Corbet, and Ballenger’s Second Annual City Directory: Containing A Complete List Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms Etc. In The City Of Leadville For 1881”. 1881.

16 “Sudden Death”. Leadville Daily Herald. Leadville, CO;USA. December 25, 1881. P1.

17 “Our Soldiers”. Leadville, Daily Herald. Leadville, CO; USA. January 1, 1882. P 7.

18 “Hard On Hart”. Leadville Daily Herald. Leaedville, CO; USA. May 5, 1882. P 4.

19 “Highland Flings”. Leadville Daily Herald. Leadville, CO; USA. May 10, 1882. P 1.

20 “County Court Calendar”. Leadville Daily Herald. Leadville, CO; USA. January 6, 1883. P4.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

 

“A Jolly Time Generally Enjoyed By Everyone”. Leadville Daily Herald. Leadville, CO; USA.  January 3, 1880.

 

“B’nai B’rith”. Leadville Weekly Herald. Leadville, CO; USA. November 15, 1879.

 

Ballenger, JH and Richards. “Ballenger & Richard’s Ninth Annual City Directory: Containing A Complete List Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms Etc. In The City Of Leadville For 1888”. Corbet and Ballenger and Richards Publishers. 1888.

 

Ballenger, JH and Richards. “Ballenger & Richard’s Tenth Annual City Directory: Containing A Complete List Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms Etc. In The City Of Leadville For 1889”. Corbet and Ballenger and Richards Publishers. 1889.

 

Ballenger, JH and Richards. “Ballenger & Richard’s Eleventh Annual City Directory: Containing A Complete List Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms Etc. In The City Of Leadville For 1890”. Corbet and Ballenger and Richards Publishers. 1890.

 

Ballenger, JH and Richards. “Ballenger & Richard’s Twelfth Annual City Directory: Containing A Complete List Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms Etc. In The City Of Leadville For 1891”. Corbet and Ballenger and Richards Publishers. 1891.

 

Ballenger, JH and Richards. “Ballenger & Richard’s Thirteenth Annual City Directory: Containing A Complete List Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms Etc. In The City Of Leadville For 1892”. Corbet and Ballenger and Richards Publishers. 1892.

 

Ballenger, JH and Richards. “Ballenger & Richard’s Thirteenth Annual City Directory: Containing A Complete List Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms Etc. In The City Of Leadville For 1892”. Corbet and Ballenger and Richards Publishers. 1892.

 

 

Ballenger, JH and Richards. “Ballenger & Richard’s Fourteenth Annual City Directory: Containing A Complete List Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms Etc. In The City Of Leadville For 1894”. Corbet and Ballenger and Richards Publishers. 1894.

 

Ballenger, JH and Richards. “Ballenger & Richard’s Fifteenth Annual City Directory: Containing A Complete List Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms Etc. In The City Of Leadville For 1895”. Corbet and Ballenger and Richards Publishers. 1895.

Clark, WM, Root WA and Anderson, HC. “Clark, Root and Co’s First Annual City Directory Of Leadville And Business Directory Of Carbonateville, Kokomo And Malta For 1879”. Daily Times Steam Printing House And Book Manufactory; Denver, CO: USA. 1879.

 

Corbett, TB, Hoye, WC and Ballanger, JH. “Corbet, Hoye and Co’s First Annual City Directory: Containing A Complete List Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms Etc. In The City Of Leadville For 1880”. Democrat Printing Company; Leadville, CO: USA. 1880.

 

Corbett, TB and Ballenger, JH “Corbet, and Ballenger’s Second Annual City Directory: Containing A Complete List Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms Etc. In The City Of Leadville For 1881”. Corbet and Ballenger Publishers. 1881.

 

Corbett, TB and Ballanger, JH. “Corbet, and Ballenger’s Third Annual City Directory: Containing A Complete List Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms Etc. In The City Of Leadville For 1882”. Corbet and Ballenger Publishers. 1882.

 

Corbett, TB and Balanger, JH. “Corbet, and Ballenger’s Fourth Annual City Directory: Containing A Complete List Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms Etc. In The City Of Leadville For 1883”. Corbet and Ballenger Publishers. 1883.

 

Corbett, TB and Ballenger, JH. “Corbet, and Ballenger’s Fifth Annual City Directory: Containing A Complete List Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms Etc. In The City Of Leadville For 1884”. Corbet and Ballenger Publishers. 1884.

 

Corbett, TB and Ballanger, JH. “Corbet, and Ballenger’s Sixth Annual City Directory: Containing A Complete List Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms Etc. In The City Of Leadville For 1885”. Corbet and Ballenger Publishers. 1885.

 

Corbett, TB and Ballenger, JH. “Corbet, and Ballenger’s Seventh Annual City Directory: Containing A Complete List Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms Etc. In The City Of Leadville For 1886”. Corbet and Ballenger Publishers. 1886.

 

Corbett, TB and Ballenger, JH. “Corbet, and Ballenger’s Eighth Annual City Directory: Containing A Complete List Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms Etc. In The City Of Leadville For 1887”. Corbet and Ballenger Publishers. 1887.

 

“County Court Calendar”. Leadville Daily Herald. January 6, 1883.

 

“Gleaned By The Wayside”. Herald Democrat. Leadville, CO; USA. October 9, 1895.

 

“Hard On Hart”. Leadville Daily Herald. Leadville, CO; USA. May 5, 1882.

 

“Highland Flings”. Leadville Daily Herald.  Leadville, CO; USA. May 10, 1882.

 

“Our Soldiers”. Leadville, Daily Herald. Leadville, CO; USA. January 1, 1882.

 

“Sudden Death”. Leadville Daily Herald. Leadville, CO; USA. December 25, 1881.

 

“The Society World”. Leadville Democrat. Leadville, CO; USA. January 30, 1881.

 

"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFDJ-DTQ : 19 August 2017), Alex Hart, Leadville, Lake, Colorado, United States; citing enumeration district ED 79, sheet 401B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0091; FHL microfilm 1,254,091.

 

"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFDJ-K27 : 19 August 2017), Anthony Hart in household of Charles E Banor, Leadville, Lake, Colorado, United States; citing enumeration district ED 82, sheet 449C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0091; FHL microfilm 1,254,091.

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