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Odber Miles and Loretta Hartt


Odber Miles Hartt


Odber Hartt Family



Odber Miles Hartt  was born on September 4, 1852 in New Brunswick.  He was the son of George C. Hartt and his wife, Margaret Jane (Fowler), better known as Martha.  At the age of 13, he was an apprentice shoemaker in North Adams, Massachusetts.  There is no record of the family on the 1861 New Brunswick Census; it is presumed that the whole family had moved to the US before that time.  


When Odber was about 19 years old, his father died.  


Odber married Matilda Loretta Kilburn, of Kingsclear, New Brunswick on December 16, 1878, in New York City.  She was born on January 16, 1855 and died on September 8, 1902, in Fredericton, New Brunswick.  Loretta is buried in the Kingsclear-Kilburn Cemetery with one infant.  She was originally buried on the Kilburn farm, but when the Mactaquac Dam was constructed, many homes disappeared under the new head pond and cemeteries had to be relocated to higher ground.  


When Odber Miles and Loretta returned to live in Fredericton, New Brunswick, around 1897, they lived on York Street where the Hartt Boot and Shoe Factory Company, Ltd. was constructed in 1899.  Two years later, after Loretta died, he sold his share of the factory and moved back to the USA in 1904.  


Odber, later married a woman (Behrens?) who, from a previous marriage, had two daughters.  Odber's step-daughters from his second marriage were Pam and Gwen Roberts.


Odber Miles Hartt died on March 5, 1918, in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  It is said that he was shoveling snow and died after entering the house.  He is buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Tarrytown, New York with three of his infant children and his mother.  

Children born to Odber Miles Hartt and Matilda Loretta Kilburn Hartt:

Wilbur Hartt Born September 8, 1879 New York City, New York Married Nellie
Died September 1966 Oakland, California
Benjamin Franklin Hartt Born March 22, 1882   Died as an infant
Died August 3, 1883  
Maud Margaret Hartt Born December 28, 1883 Tarrytown, New York Married Wilson Anderson Loudoun of Chatham, New Brunswick; he was an accountant; family from Scotland in 1850s.
Died December 16, 1966 Fredericton, New Brunswick
Franklin K. Hartt Born August 18, 1886   Died as an infant; buried Kingsclear-Kilburn Cemetery, New Brunswick.
Died August 18, 1887  
Etta M. Hartt Born December 10, 1889   Died as an infant of cholera; buried in Tarrytown, New York.
Died April 16, 1891  
Harry Dell Hartt Born December 10, 1891 New York City, New York Married Virginia Ackman, born January 22, 1888; died September 5, 1969 in Huntington, Indiana.  See notes below.
Died 1965  
Frederick Hartt Born March 22, 1892   Died as an infant of cholera; buried in Tarrytown, New York.
Died August 10, 1892  
Odber Raymond Hartt Born October 1, 1893 Tarrytown, New York Married Dorothy Beaver; she was born October 28, 1895; died January 10, 1982.
Died December 10, 1970 Wichita Falls, Texas
Hazel Loretta Hartt Born April 1, 1895   Married Lawrence C. Brake on November 24, 1919 in Allen County, Indiana
Mabel Idella Kilburn Hartt Born May 19, 1889 Fredericton, New Brunswick Never married
Died April 9, 1994 Corona Del Mar, California


Wilbur (William) Hartt and Nellie (Brownie or "B") lived in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1926, while working for Westinghouse Corporation.  Later, they moved to Longmeadow, Massachusetts, and stayed there until 1960.  Sometime in the 1960s, they (or he) moved to the Oakland, California area to be close to their daughter and grandchildren.  [Information on the living deleted].  William C. Hartt (possibly Wilbur, above), according to an article in the Rochester N.Y. Herald, owned a silver mine in Arizona.  He invented the gravity ore elevator which, along with the mine, provided a comfortable income. 

Maud Margaret Hartt and Wilson Loudoun of Chatham, NB.  They had one daughter, Flora Hartt Loudoun (1911-1965).  Flora Hartt Loudon married Frederick W. Fenety in 1945; they had one child, a daughter.  Both Flora and Frederick are buried in the Forest Hill Cemetery, 318 Brunswick Street, Fredericton, NB.  [Information on the living deleted]

Harry Dell Hartt and Virginia Ackman had two children: (1) Betty Louise Hartt, born Sept. 8, 1919, Huntington, IN, died Sept. 1987, Huntington, IN; and (2) Geraldine Hartt, born June 23, 1907, died Sept. 19, 2000.  Betty Louise Hartt married Eugene Howell and they had two children: Diane K. Howell, and Jack Edward Howell, born Sept. 3, 1947, Vietnam veteran, unmarried, died in 2004.  Geraldine Hartt married (1) Charles Wilson on October 3, 1925; he died Oct. 5, 1975.  Geraldine married (2) Frank Helvie on Feb. 14, 1982; he died July 29, 1990 of a heart attack.  Geraldine and Charles had three children but one daughter, Sharon, died as an infant from a respiratory illness.

Odber Raymond Hartt was a pilot instructor during World War I.  He married Dorothy Beaver and they had two children: (1) Helen Emily Hartt, born Jan. 16, 1925, died Sept. 21, 1994; and (2) Odber Raymond Hartt, Jr., born on February 3, 1920.  Obder Raymond Hartt, Jr., married Joan Logan on February 11, 1950, in Wichita Falls, Texas, and lived in Abilene, Texas.  Odber Raymond Hartt, Jr. died on January 12, 1999.  Helen Emily Hartt married Robert Charles Thompson on July 25, 1946, in Wichita Falls, Texas.  Helen and Robert Thompson had five children.   {Information on the living deleted].

Hazel R. Hartt and Lawrence Charles Brake on Nov. 24, 1919, in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Lawrence was born Sept. 1, 1896, and died April 22, 1924, in Dawson Springs, Kentucky, from tuberculosis.  They had a son (foster child). [Information on the living deleted].

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