Harold Hartshorne

b. 8 September 1891, d. 15 February 1961

Harold Hartshorne, 1891-1961
  • Harold Hartshorne was born on 8 September 1891 in New York City, New York.
  • The following appeared on 25 January 1916 in The New York Times: The plans for the wedding of Miss Marietta L. Chapin, the elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simeon B. Chapin, and Harold Hartshorne, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Mott Hartshorne, have been completed. The wedding will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 4:30 o'clock, in the Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas, Forty-eighth Street and Fifth Avenue.
         Miss Chapin will have her sister, Miss Elizabeth M. Chapin, as her maid of honor, and the bridesmaids selected are the Misses Eleanor Hartshorne, a sister of the bridegroom; Anna and Frances Ballard, Eunice Clapp, and Emmalena Sizer, all of New York, and Alice Silverthorne of Chicago. Mr. Hartshorne's best man will be Drayton Burrill, Jr., and the ushers are to be Lester Armour, F. Hamilton Dyckman, Henry P. Elliott, Truman P. Handy, John C. Hughes, John B. Marsh, and John Nobles Stearns, Jr. Mr. Hartshorne will give his bachelor dinner at the Union Club on Saturday evening, Feb. 19.
         Mrs. James Mott Hartshorne will give a reception of Feb. 4 at 4 o'clock for Miss Chapin, which will be followed by dancing, in the new Colony Club.
  • He married Marietta Louise Chapin on 23 February 1916 in New York City, New York, at the Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas.
  • Harold Hartshorne registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 in Manhattan, New York, while living with his wife at 161 East 79th Street, self-employed as a broker at 7 Wall Street.
  • Harold Hartshorne became a widower at the 24 March 1920 death of his wife.
  • The following appeared on 26 March 1920 in The New York Times: [Died] Suddenly, Wednesday, March 24, 1920, Marietta Chapin Hartshorne, wife of Harold Hartshorne and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Chapin, at her residence, 161 East 79th St., New York. Funeral service at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Chapin, 930 5th Av., New York City, at 10 o'clock Saturday morning, March 27. Burial at Greenwich [sic] Cemetery.
  • The following appeared on 29 December 1922 in The New York Times: The wedding of Miss Mary S. S. Bryan, daughter of Colonel and Mrs. Charles Shepard Bryan of 76 East Fifty-fourth Street, and Harold Hartshorne, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Mott Hrtshorne of 40 East Sixty-fifth Street, is to take place quietly at 4:30 o'clock on next Thursday afternoon, Jan. 4, in the chantry of St. Thomas's Church.
         Miss Bryan will have as her maid of honor and nly attendant her sister, Miss Margaret D. Bryan. George W. Case Jr. is to be best man, and Mr. Hartshorne will have six ushers.
         A small reception at the home of the bride's parents will follow the ceremony, which is to be performed by the Rev. Dr. Ernest M. Stires.
  • He married Mary Spaight Shepard Bryan, daughter of Charles Shepard Bryan and Annie Adams McWhorter, on 4 January 1923 in Manhattan, New York.
  • Harold Hartshorne and Mary Spaight Shepard Bryan appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Little Silver Borough, Monmouth County, New Jersey, at Oaks Road enumerated next to Mary's mother and sister. Other members of the household included James Mott Hartshorne IV and Anne MacWhorter Hartshorne. Also in the household was Harold's son from his earlier marriage, Harold Jr. (age 12), as well as a butler and a nurse, and four other household servants.
  • He was operating a brokerage, according to the 1930 census..
  • Harold Hartshorne registered for the draft in 1942 in Douglas County, Nevada, while residing at Glenbrook Inn in Glenbrook, mailing address 61 Broadway, New York City. Contact: James M. Hartshorne, Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
  • He married Barbara Hatch on 14 May 1942 in Norge, James City County, Virginia, at the First Lutheran Church, with Rev. O. C. Rolfsen officiating.
  • The following appeared on 15 May 1942 in The New York Times: (Norge, Va., May 14) The marriage of Mrs. Barbara Hatch Emert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ames Hatch of New York and Sharon, Conn., to Harold Hartshorne of New York, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Mott Hartshorne, took place here this afternoon in the First Lutheran Church. The Rev. O. C. Rolfsen performed the ceremony in the presence of the two families. [:CR;]      The bride, a granddaughter of the late Daniel B. Hatch and the late Seth M. Milliken, attended the Brearly School and studied abroad. She made her debut in the season of 1932-33 and is a member of the Junior League. [:CR;]      Mrs. Hartshorne was married previously to Dr. James T. Emert of New York and St. Louis. They have a daughter.
  • The following appeared on 15 June 1943 in The New York Times: Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hartshorne of New York and Little Silver, N. J., announce the birth of a son, Daniel Hatch Hartshorne, Saturday, June 12, at the Le Roy Sanitarium. Mrs. Hartshorne was the former Barbara Hatch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold A. Hatch.
  • The following appeared on 25 October 1947 in The New York Times: A daughter, their third child, was born here to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hartshorne of 31 East Seventy-ninth Street and Little Silver, N. J., on Thursday in the LeRoy Sanitarium. Mrs. Hartshorne is the former Miss Barbara Hatch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold A. Hatch of this city and Sharon, Conn. The child will be named Daryl.
  • He married Louisa Heyer circa 1953.
  • Harold Hartshorne died on 15 February 1961 at age 69 in Berg, Belgium, in a plane crash.
  • He was buried at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.
  • The following appeared on 16 February 1961 in The New York Times: (Brussels, Belgium, Feb. 15) A Sabena Airlines Boeing 707 jet crashed near the Brussels Airport early today, killing seventy-three persons, including the eighteen members of the United States figure-sakting team.
         The plane, en route from New York, plunged to earth after it had twice circled the airport. The dead included the sixty-one passengers, the crew of eleven, and a farmer in the field where the plane fell.
         The passengers included forty-nine Americans, a Swiss, a Frenchman, a German, a Canadian, a Nicaraguan and seven Belgians.
         The American figure-skating team was on its way to a world championship meet in Prague. . . .
  • The following appeared on 16 February 1961 in The New York Times: Ex-Champions and Officials as Well as Competitors Die in Air Disaster. Following are sketches of passengers who were killed in yesterday's plane crash in Brussels: . . . Mr. and Mrs. Hartshorne. Harold Hartshorne, 70, a member of the New York Stock Exchange, and his wife, Louise, were flying with the United States team to serve as judges in the world figure skating championships They were both former figure skating champions. They lived at 31 East Seventy-ninth Street.
    [:TAB;] Mr. Hartshorne, several times national dance skating champion during his long career, was president of the Skating Club of New York. He was a floor broker on the stock exchange, maintaining an office at E. F. Hutton, 61 Boradway.
  • The following appeared on 17 February 1961 in The New York Times: [Died] Harold Hartshorne, suddenly, on Feb. 15, at Brussels, Belgium, husband of the late Louise Heyer Hartshorne, father of Harold, Jr., James Mott, Daniel Hatch, Gail and Daryl Hartshorne, Mrs. Margaret Hartshorne Carrasco and Mrs. Anne Hartshorne Inniss, brother of Mrs. Eleanor Hartshorne Richards. Notice of memorial service later.
  • The following appeared on 17 February 1961 in The New York Times: [Died] Louise Heyer Hartshorne, suddenly on Feb. 15, at Brussels, Belgium, wife of the late Harold Hartshorne. Notice of memorial service later.
  • The following appeared on 15 February 1966 in The New York Times: [Died] Mary Bryan Hartshorne, formerly of this city and Asheville, N. C., in Mexico City on Feb. 12. The former wife of Harold Hartshorne of N. Y. C., she was the daughter of Charles S. and Annie MacWhorter Bryan Hartshorne of this city. She is survived by a son, James M. Hartshorne, Ithaca, N. Y., two daughters, Mrs. Henry L. Inniss of Mexico City and Mrs. Jose Carrasco, with whom she resided at Fresnotitola 13, Tetelpan, Mexico City, 20; a stepson, Harold Hartshorne Jr., Lake Geneva, Wis., and 14 grandchildren. Memorial service private in Mexico City. Asheville, N. C. papers please copy.
  • Last Edited: 25 Dec 2014

Family 1: Marietta Louise Chapin b. 28 April 1894, d. 24 March 1920

Family 2: Mary Spaight Shepard Bryan b. 27 December 1894, d. 12 February 1966

Family 3: Barbara Hatch b. 16 January 1915, d. 19 June 1957

Family 4: Louisa Heyer b. 30 January 1909, d. 15 February 1961