Biography of Charles E. Hardy
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Hardy, Charles Elias, was born in New Brunswick in 1798, and his younger days were spent in Albany, where he was trained for the hardware business under the Delevan Brothers. In 1820 he established a store in Utica, which he conducted till 1830, that year coming to Ithaca. While in Utica he married Louisa, daughter of Thomas Walker, who died in 1888. After coming to Ithaca he established a hardware store in partnership with George McCormick, which firm existed until Mr. Hardy sold his interest to Mr. McCormick. This is the store now occupied by Mr. Rumsey. Our subject died July 7, 1868. He always took an active interest in whatever was for the good of the city. He was the father of three daughters: Mrs. J. B. Williams, Jane L. Hardy, and Louise W. Hardy, who died in 1866. The latter years of Mr. Hardy's life were spent in the Merchant's & Farmer's Bank, as cashier.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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