Charles Whitmore Hart was born to Orlando Hill and Mary Blair Hart in 1862. Charles married Anna E. Jennings April 18, 1883 in Barry, Illinois. She was given her parents farm so it became know as the "Hart Farm." Charles died in 1938. While his body was awaiting burial, his three-year-old great-granddaughter slipped upstairs and fell asleep beside the body. Before falling asleep, she had pulled all the cotton out of his mouth trying to see why he wouldn't talk to her. When the family finally found the sleeping girl, they were shocked at the sight. Children of Charles and Anna (Jennings) Hart: Gladys 1884-?, Ruth 1885-?, Zula 1887- 1975, Blanche 1884-?, Anna 1890, Glenn 1892, Charles 1897
Courtesy: K. Stonquist
Barry, Pike County
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