Hart, Charles Henry
B. 1870, Tillsonburg, Ontario
D. 1912, Foam Lake, Sask
M. Julia Ann Bernath, St Vincent, MN
Buried: Foam Lake, Sask. Cemetery.

FN: Thomas Hart
MN: Catherine Worden

Children of Charles Hart and Julia Ann Bernath:

Barbara Catherine Hart
B: 09 Dec 1894, McArthur, North Dakota
D: 07 Jul 1996, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
M: 1918, Harold Bray, at Foam Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada b. 1891 d. 1/29/

Arthur Thomas Hart
B: 24 May 1896
D: 24 Jun 1966, Foam Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada
M: 17 Apr 1924, Maxine Eleanor Taylor, at Foam Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada

Lloyd Hart
B: 1902, Foam Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada
D: 27 May 1935, Santa Ana, California
M: Dorothy Taylor at Foam Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada


Foam Lake Loses Respected Citizen

Mr. Charles Hart

Mr. Charles Hart Dies After A Few Hours' Illness

We regret to have to announce in this issue the death of one of Foam Lake's most respected citizens, who passed away on the 7th of December, 1912 at the early age of 43. During the afternoon of the date mentioned, Mr. Charles H. Hart was taken suddenly ill while at his work at the Co-operative Elevator here, of which he was in charge.. He returned to his home, and Dr. Somers was called and responded immediatelly, but despite all efforts to save him he passed away about 11 p.m. as a result of hemorrhage in the brain. His family were all in attendance during his short illness and at his death. His parents and relatives who live in N. Dakota, were communicated with and two of his brothers, John and Arthur, and two brothers-in-law, Mr. John and Mr. Jake Bernath, arrived here on the 9th inst. to make arrangements for the funeral, which took place at Foam Lake cemetery on Dec. 10th.

Deceased was a prominent member of the Foam Lake Masonic Lodge, of which he was secretary-treasurer. The funeral was conducted with Masonic honors, Rev. Bro. Leach, of the Presbyterian church, officiating. After preliminary services in the Masonic Lodge, brethren marched from the lodge to the Presbyterian church, where Rev. Bro. Leach conducted a most impressive service. The church was filled to the utmost capacity with friends of the deceased and a large number of member os the Masonic order. After service the procession marched to the cemetery where the remains were laid to rest.

Deceased, who was a native of Ontario, emigrated to South Dakota, U. S., with his parents when he was 12 years of age. On coming of age, he enlisted in the 22nd R. of Infantry, and was stationed at Fort Pembina for three years. He afterwards farmed in North Dakota and eventually re-entered Canada, and located at Foam Lake in 1907, where he became one of the most successful farmers of the district.

Deceased not only operated a large farm, but also found time to exert himself in other directions. He operated the Northern Elevator at this point for three years, and was instrumental in organizing the Agricultural Society here, of which for one year he was the president, and for two years was secretary, and also found time to use his influence in forwarding other local institutions where his services were of great value. He was highly respected by all who know him, and the sympathy of the whole community is with his relatives. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife and three of a family.

- - Foam Lake, Saskatchewan newspaper


Julia Ann Bernath Hart
1874 - 1948

In the passing of Mrs. Julia Ann Hart, still another of the early pioneers of the Foam Lake district has been removed from our midst. She had been a patient in the hospital here for a short time and when her condition did not improve, was removed to Saskatoon where she died on Monday, March 29th. She was 74 years of age.

Julia Ann Bernath was born in Ethel, Ontario on January 4, 1874,. The following year her parents moved to the U. S. and the early years of her life were spent in Minnesota.

She was married to Charles Henry Hart at Pembina, North Dakota in 1893. Mr. and Mrs. Hart were among the early settlers in the Foam Lake District for they came here in 1907. Upon arriving here, they purchased land south of town where they farmed successfully until 1912 when she was pre-deceased by her husband. Mrs. Hart however continued her residence here with her son and daughter until ten years ago when she left for the west coast to make her home in Vancouver.

One son and one daughter remain to mourn the loss of their mother, namely, Arthur Hart and Mrs. H. A. Bray, both of, Foam Lake. Another son, Lloyd died in California in 1933. She is also survived by three brothers and three sisters - Margaret, Barbara and Jacob, residing in California, Daniel in Portland, Oregon, and Mary and George in North Dakota.

Funeral services were held in the Foam Lake United Church on Thursday, April 1st, the Rev. G. W. Wright conducting the services and internment was made in the family plot at Foam Lake cemetery.

Pallbearers were F. F. Knobel, Howard Wunder, Fred Simpson, Ed. Smith, Ronald Gilchrist, and John McLean.

Floral tributes were received from the family; Aunt Mary, Uncle Arthur and family, North Dakota, Calvin and Josie; Edwin, Bess and Mrs. O'Dell; Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Smith; Mr. and Mrs. J. Pendlebury and Jont; Birt family, Simpson family; Mrs. B. Taylor and John; Mr. and Mrs. Philip Debrowsky, Govan; Mr. and Mrs. Eric Debrowsky, Govan; Bessie and jack, Saskatoon; Dave and Ruby, Saskatoon; Wm. Mason; Briar Mound Homemakers; Roy and Marge; Howard and Alice.

- - Foam Lake, Saskatchewan newspaper


Sources and/or Contributors:

Russell M. Hart, <Formation1@earthlink.net>
(Has many pictures of the families)