biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
W. S. HART, of White Oak Township, dealer in lumber, lime, hair, shingles and lath, is a member of the firm of Kalbach & Son of Oskaloosa, and engaged in business at Rose Hill. He was born in Washington County, Ohio, Aug. 31, 1842, and is the son of David and Amanda (Green) Hart, who are natives of Pennsylvania, but now reside in Ohio and pursue the occupation of farming. W. S. Hart came to Mahaska County in 1869, but prior to his removal to this State, and in May, 1862, enlisted in Co. A, 87th Ohio Vol. Inf., for three months, and served out his full term of en- listment. He was captured at Harper's Ferry, Va., in August, 1862, by a force of rebels under Stonewall Jackson, was paroled the same day, and sent to Camp Delaware, Ohio, and there mustered out of service. Mr. Hart was married, July 23, 1865, to Miss Lorena Ellis, a daughter of Reuben and Rebecca (Farris) Ellis. The first-named died in Mahaska County, Iowa, and the latter is still living in Rose Hill. Mr. and Mrs. Hart are the parents of three children, as follows: Florence R., William H. and Charles F.; they also have an adopted child, named Nona B. Mr. Hart is a member of the G. A. B., and politically is a Republican. As a business man he is thorough-going, energetic, a good manager, and thoroughly conversant with the details of his business. He is a pleasant gentleman, socially and otherwise, and greatly esteemed in the business and social circles of his community.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy