Joseph W. Heartwell is town clerk and secretary-treasurer of the Rosetown Union Hospital. He was born in Brigden, Ontario, on the 21st of January, 1882, a son of William Thomas and Mary Jane (Woolsey) Heartwell, likewise natives of Ontario. William Thomas Heartwell was a blacksmith and carriage-maker in his native province throughout his life. His death occurred in 1887. Mrs. Heartwell continued to reside in Ontario until 1902, when she removed to Chicago, Illinois, with some of her family and resided there until 1906. In that year she came to what is now the town of Rosetown, where her sons were located and in the fall of the following year she was made postmistress here. There are three children in the Heartwell family, all living in Saskatchewan. Joseph W. Heartwell received his education in the grade schools of Brigden and attended the high school at Petrolia. Upon the completion of his schooling he went to work in a drug store in Brigden and one year later-in 1898-he went to the United States and located at Detroit, Michigan, where he continued his drug store work until the fall of that year. He then returned to Canada and located in Manitoba where he was engaged in harvesting wheat. When that work was finished he went home for a year and subsequently returned to the United States, residing in Oklahoma for a short time. In 1901 he took up residence in Chicago and there worked for the Illinois Central Railroad until 1906, when he came to what is now the town of Rosetown, took a homestead and operated it for three years. At the termination of that time he disposed of the land and acquired another homestead, buying a South African scrip, on which be proved up and operated until 1921, when he traded it for the controll- ing interest in the Rosetown Electric Light plant. In April, 1916, Mr. Heartwell was appointed town clerk, in which position he has since served. On the 1st of January of that year he became secretary-treasurer of the Rosetown Union Hospital. He is also secretary of the South Rose- town Rural Telephone Company. His business activity and enterprise have enabled him to win a prominent position in commercial circles, while his individual worth has gained for him the sincere regard and goodwill of those whom he has met. On the 24th of May, 1910, Mr. Heartwell was married to Miss Laura Dell Ivison and they have two children: Margaret Jean, born on the 18th of July, 1911; and Fraser Voy, born on the 5th of August, 1918. In his political views Mr. Heartwell is a Liberal and he has always been a help- ful and cooperant factor in public advancement. He is a member of the Methodist church. He is secretary of the local Board of Trade and of the Commercial Club. Socially he is identified with the Rosetown Coun- try Club and the Curling Club, being secretary of the latter organization, and he is also a member of the Tennis Club. He is a devotee of sports of all kinds. During the Great war he gave generously of his time and money in the furtherance of the government's interests. He represented the militia department on the exemption board and was active in the pro- motion of all drives. Bibliography follows:

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