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Anson Wales Hard, Jr. ^

Anson Wales Hard, Jr. ^

Male 1884 - 1935  (51 years)

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  1. 1.  Anson Wales Hard, Jr. ^Anson Wales Hard, Jr. ^ was born on 29 May 1884 in Elberon, Monmouth, NJ (son of Anson Wales Hard, Sr. > and Sarah Elizabeth Brown, >); died on 28 Nov 1935 in New York (Columbia Presbyterian Medical Centre), New York, NY.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1900, Lawrence, Hempstead, Nassau, NY
    • Education: 1908, Boston, Suffolk, MA; at Harvard University graduating
    • Census: 1910, Islip, Suffolk, NY
    • Census: 1920, New York, New York, NY
    • Residence: 1920, New York, New York, NY; on Park Ave.
    • Possessions: Aft 1920, South Haven, Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY; the Suffolk Club hunting lodge, purchasing it
    • Census: 1930, West Sayville, Islip, Suffolk, NY
    • Residence: 1930, West Sayville, Islip, Suffolk, NY; on West Ave
    • Misc: Aft 20 Dec 1929; owned a 154-foot Diesel yacht

    Notes:

    Birth:
    (The 1920 census records his birthplace as New York.)

    Census:
    He was living in his parents household.

    Census:
    Included in the household are three servants whose names are illegible.

    Census:
    Also living in the household were two unnamed sons, ages 9 and 7 (likely George W.), and Ida Swanberg, a servant who immigrated to the United States in 1905 from Sweden.

    Possessions:

    The Suffolk Club was a membership organization founded in the early 19th century for hunting and fishing. It remained a membership organization until the 1920's when Anson Hard bought the outstanding shares from the remaining members, at which time the site became his own personal hunting lodge for himself and close friends. This hunting lodge would eventually become Suffolk County's first county park, now known as the South Haven County Park. More on the Suffolk Club may be found in the Historic Sites section of this web site.


    Residence:
    (Their estate in West Sayville would eventually become a Suffolk County county park and golf course.)

    Misc:

    Article in the New York Times, 20 Dec 1929.

    Launch Hard's Yacht Today.
    The new 154-foot Diesel yacht for Anson W. Hard will be launched a the Consolidated Shipbuilding Corporation yard at Morris Heights today. The launching is to take place at noon.


    Died:


    His Obituary: New York Times, 29 Nov 1935
    ANSON W. HARD, 51, STOCKBROKER, DIES
    Retired Several Years Ago--Was Leader in New York and Palm Beach Society.
    KNOWN AS A YACHTSMAN
    Former Member of Exchange Was Harvard Graduate--Belonged to Number of Clubs

    Anson W. Hard of Brookhaven, L.I., a former member of the New York Stock Exchange, died yesterday in Columbia Presbyterian Medical Centre of an affection of the lungs which had necessitated an operation a year ago and again on Wednesday. He was 51 years old. The funeral service will be held in St. Bartholomew's Church, Park and Fifty-first Street, at 2:30 P. M. tomorrow.

    The near relatives surviving are his second wife, who was Mrs. Katherine Potter Avery at their marriage in 1938, and five children by his first wife, who was Mrs. Florence Bourne Hard and is now Mrs. Robert B. Deans of this city. The children are Frederick B. Hard, a member of the New York Stock Exchange; George W., Kenneth, William and Florence Hard. Mrs. Katherine Potter Hard is a sister of Mrs. George H. Earle, wife of the Governor of Pennsylvania.

    Mr. Hard was a son of the late Anson W. Hard Sr., founder of the coffee importing firm of Hard & Rand. At his retirement several years ago from active participation in business Mr. Hard was a member of Taylor, Smith & Hard, stockbrokers.

    Until his illness limited his activities he has been prominent in the social life of New York and Palm Beach and as a yachtsman. In December, 1929, his 154-foot Diesel yacht was launched by Consolidated Shipbuilding Corporation.

    A graduate of Harvard in 1908, Mr. Hard belonged to the Harvard Club of New York, Piping Rock Club, South Side Sportsmen and the Links Club.

    Anson married Florence Bourne on 29 Apr 1908, and was divorced in 1932 in Reno, Washoe, NV. Florence was born on 6 Jan 1886; died on 11 May 1969. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Anson Wales Hard, III < was born on 31 Jan 1909; died on 9 Oct 1911.
    2. Florence Hard, < was born about 1909; died before 1925.
    3. Frederick Gilbert Bourne Hard, < was born on 10 Oct 1910 in NY; and died.
    4. George Wales Hard, < was born on 19 Sep 1912; and died.
    5. Living
    6. Living
    7. Living

    Anson married Katherine Amelia Potter on 17 Apr 1933 in Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL. Katherine was born on 26 Nov 1894; and died. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Anson Wales Hard, Sr. > was born on 16 Oct 1840 in VT; died on 20 Jun 1917 in Lawrence, Hempstead, Nassau, NY.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: founder of the coffee importing firm of Hard & Rand
    • Census: 1880, New York, New York, NY
    • Residence: 1880, New York, New York, NY; at 32 East 37th St.
    • Census: 1900, Lawrence, Hempstead, Nassau, NY
    • Residence: 1900, Lawrence, Hempstead, Nassau, NY; on Broadway
    • Residence: 1902, New York, New York, NY; 51 Park Ave., corner of 37th St.

    Notes:

    Birth:
    (The 1920 Census for his son, Anson, records Anson Sr.'s birtplace as New Jersey.)

    Census:
    In addition to family members, there were six servants living in the household.

    Census:
    In addition to family members, eight servants are recorded as residing in the household.

    Residence:
    A page one story in the New York Times, 22 Mar 1902 reports on a subway construction tunnel cave-in that affected a large number of properties along Park Ave., among them the home of Anson W. Hard, Sr. His home was adjacent to that of H. H. Flagler, one of the principals with the Standard Oil Company.

    Anson married Sarah Elizabeth Brown, >. Sarah (daughter of James Muncaster Brown, > and Julia Elizabeth Post, >) was born on 24 Sep 1846 in NY; died on 10 Mar 1905. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Sarah Elizabeth Brown, > was born on 24 Sep 1846 in NY (daughter of James Muncaster Brown, > and Julia Elizabeth Post, >); died on 10 Mar 1905.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1880, New York, New York, NY
    • Census: 1910, Lawrence, Hempstead, Nassau, NY

    Notes:

    Birth:
    (The 1920 Census for her son, Anson, records Sarah's birtplace as New Jersey.)

    Children:
    1. James Muncaster Brown Hard was born on 12 Aug 1871; and died.
    2. Anson Wales Hard was born on 16 Dec 1872; died on 17 Jan 1873.
    3. Sarah Anson Hard was born on 19 Jun 1875 in Rumson, Monmouth, NJ; died in 1929.
    4. Julia Post Hard was born on 5 Aug 1876 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, NJ; and died.
    5. Laura Warner Hard was born on 17 Jul 1878 in Elberon, Monmouth, NJ; and died.
    6. Nellie Wales Hard was born on 6 Jan 1882; and died.
    7. Edith Hard was born in 1883; died in 1884.
    8. 1. Anson Wales Hard, Jr. ^ was born on 29 May 1884 in Elberon, Monmouth, NJ; died on 28 Nov 1935 in New York (Columbia Presbyterian Medical Centre), New York, NY.
    9. DeCourcy Lawrence Hard was born on 1 Aug 1888 in Lawrence, Nassau, NY; died on 12 Jul 1966 in Cedarhurst, Nassau, NY.


Generation: 3

  1. 6.  James Muncaster Brown, > was born on 8 Oct 1820 in Baltimore, MD (son of Stewart Brown, > and Sarah Muncaster, >); died on 19 Jul 1890 in Manchester, Bennington, VT.

    James married Julia Elizabeth Post, > on 16 Oct 1845. Julia was born on 4 May 1819; died on 11 May 1898. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 7.  Julia Elizabeth Post, > was born on 4 May 1819; died on 11 May 1898.
    Children:
    1. 3. Sarah Elizabeth Brown, > was born on 24 Sep 1846 in NY; died on 10 Mar 1905.
    2. Waldron Post Brown was born on 16 Jan 1848; died on 15 May 1915.
    3. Ellen Whipple Brown was born on 18 Sep 1849; died on 16 Jan 1912 in Lawrence, Hempstead, Nassau, NY.
    4. Julia Elizabeth Brown was born on 23 Nov 1852; died on 13 Apr 1909.


Generation: 4

  1. 12.  Stewart Brown, > was born on 2 Jul 1769 in Ballymena, Ireland (son of William Brown, > and Margaretta Davison, >); died on 31 Oct 1832 in Baltimore, MD; was buried in Baltimore (Westminister Church), MD.

    Other Events:

    • Residence: Baltimore, MD; in Courtland House, now 417 St. Paul Place
    • Immigration: 1796, Baltimore, MD

    Notes:

    Buried:
    He is buried in the cellar with his wife.

    Stewart married Sarah Muncaster, > on 17 Sep 1818. Sarah was born on 11 Oct 1781; died on 1 Dec 1854. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 13.  Sarah Muncaster, > was born on 11 Oct 1781; died on 1 Dec 1854.
    Children:
    1. Sophia Brown was born on 23 Jul 1819; died on 30 Jun 1894.
    2. 6. James Muncaster Brown, > was born on 8 Oct 1820 in Baltimore, MD; died on 19 Jul 1890 in Manchester, Bennington, VT.