John Lowell Hart

John Lowell Hart

Male 1898 - 1981  (83 years)    Has 55 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name John Lowell Hart 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 4 Jul 1898  Warsaw, Benton Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aug 1981  Spencer, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I318503  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2001 

    Father Gedney Davis Hart,   b. 24 Dec 1868, Nebraska City, Otoe Co, NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1956, Miller Co. Texarkana, St. Michael's Hospital Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Minnie Daisy Eoff,   b. 21 Nov 1879, Wentzville, St. Charles Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1971, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 30 Sep 1897  Fairfield, Benton Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 6 siblings 
    Family ID F126872  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Last Modified 17 Oct 2001 
    Family ID F126906  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John Lowell Hart was born Warsaw, Mo 4 July, 1898. John died Aug 1981 Spencer, IA, at 83 years of age. He married Marie McKinstry 3 Mar 1925. John took the civil service exam in his junior year, received an appointment and stayed out of school for a year delivering mail (His father was Postmaster) . He then graduated from Warsaw H.S. the same year (1920) with sisters Edith and Anna. John signed a professional baseball contract as a player and playing manager for 9 years. He quit baseball 1928 to start the H & N Chevrolet business operating the dealership for 10 years in Spencer, IA (added Ford, Lincoln, Mercury franchise). His brother Frank joined him in the business.

      In 1949 he was able to get Babe Ruth (a baseball acquaintance) to come to Spencer, IA spending a week with them-Babe Ruth died eighteen weeks later. A Babe Ruth autographed baseball is now held (Oct 1999) by John David Laird grandson of John Laird and Bernice Hart (John Lowell Hart's sister). John Hart continued "playing" in baseball by organizing an all salaried team made up of college players. At the end of the season there was a John Hart Day and the Spencer citizens presented him with an oil painting of him and Babe Ruth.

      John had other business ventures including golf courses and residential/commercial developer. In retirement he enjoyed golf, hunting. attending ballgames, etc. spending part of their winter in the South and enjoying their English Setters, Rebel and Lefty.


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