Delbert Eugene and Elizabeth J. (Simpson) Hardy, brother Edwin Samuel and Hattie Hardy


In 1880 Butler County Nebraska, Delbert is 11, with parents George and Emeline, siblings Samuel E. Ruben B. , Alice A., Lillie, and Rose.

In 1880 Dickinson County Kansas, James M. Simpson 30, a laborer,  and Florey 29 have Elizabeth J. 5, born in Texas, Mary B. 3 Texas, and a newborn son. 

Delbert and Lizzie J. are in Breckenridge, Colorado in 1900, mining, with Clarence G. born July 1898. 

Mary B. born Feb 1877 in Texas, is also in Breckenridge, married to Gus Hallen born Jan 1868 in Sweden, with a newborn daughter.  Flavia Simpson born March 1850 in Illinois is living with them.

April 1902 Breckenridge "Mrs. James Simpson arrived from Kansas on Monday on a visit to her daughter Mrs. Gus. Hallen."

Mary was the Summit County superintendent of schools in 1932.

Gus 1868-1923 Hallen is buried in Breckenridge.# 58508395 - and so is Mary 1877-1965  # 58508407  -

Daughter Irene Hallen Wurst  1909 -1995 is also buried there.


James M. Simpson 1849-1899 is buried in Breckenridge.# 39981397 - so is Flavia R. 1850-1932 # 39981396



D.E. and Lizzie are in Ottawa County Kansas in 1905, with Tracy 6, Hazel 4, and Hellen 2.  On the same page is Flavia Simpson, 54, in the Henry and Mary Burns family.

In 1910, still  farming in Ottawa County, they have Clarence T. 11, Hazel D.  9 - both born in Colorado, Helen B. 7 Nebraska,  Pearl I 5 and Grace E. Kansas.

1911 Yuma Pioneer - Ford section "Mr. E.S. Hardy, of McCook, Nebr., has purchased the Tackett place and will move on it in the near future."

In 1913 E.S. Hardy was delinquent on taxes in the northeast quarter of 17, 5N 46W.  That's probably Edwin Samuel Hardy....

1914 "Mrs. Gus Hallam, (probably Hellen), who had been visiting with her sister, Mrs. D.E. Hardy near Ford, departed Tuesday for her home at Breckenridge, in Summit county, of this state.  Mrs. Hallam was accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Flavia Simpson, who had also been visiting with Mrs. Hardy."

Delbert proved up a quarter in section 11, 5N 47W - in Yuma County, but closer to Haxtun than to Yuma - in 1918.

Delbert E. Hardy is in Magee precinct, 5N 47W, Yuma County in 1920, 51, born in Wisconsin.  Elizabeth J. is 45, born in Texas (ONE TREE SAID SHE WAS BORN IN PLANO, COLLIN COUNTY) , with Clarence 21, Colorado, Helen B. 17 Nebraska, Pearl I. 15 Kansas, and Grace E. 10 Kansas.

Clarence T. Hardy married Florence E. Hunt May 18, 1922, recorded in Logan County.

Helen Belle Hardy married "W.F." Pope February 27, 1924, recorded in Phillips County.

In 1930 Magee precinct, D.E. is widowed, 61, and the next household is Tracy 31, married to Florence 25, with Theora 3.   From the neighbors, they're probably still in township 5N 47W.

Delbert E. 1869-1933 and Elizabeth J. 1875-1926 are buried in Haxtun.


Services for Clarence Tracy Hardy, 90 of Wamego, Kansas, were at 2 p.m. Friday, June 9, 1989 at the Stewart Funeral Home in Wamego. Burial followed in Wamego City Cemetery. Mr. Hardy died May 30, 1989 at the Wamego City Hospital.

Mr. Hardy was an ordained minister for the Church of the Brethren, a retired farmer and a stockman. He had farmed and ranched in Shawnee and Pottawatomie counties until last summer, when he moved from his rural Paxico home to Wamego.

He was the first recipient of the Shawnee County Soil Conservation Service Bankers Award in 1958, from Merchants National Bank in Topeka, and was ordained in the Haxtun Church of the Brethren, Haxtun.

Tracy was born July 2, 1898, at Breckenridge, Colorado. He was a member of the Rochester Church of the Brethren north of Topeka, Kansas.

On May 18, 1922, Mr. Hardy married Florence Ethel Hunt in Haxtun.

From the history of the Pleasant Valley Church, Yuma County:  In a letter dated July 29, 1985 Tracy Hardy reflected on those times: "I and my wife Florence were with you for a short time during the bad years of the dusty 30’s when our treasurer carried the church’s nickels and dimes in a small tin can."

Survivors include: his wife Florence; two daughters, Theora Belle Fike, West Monroe, Louisiana, and Linda Joy Adams, New Jersey City; two sisters, Hazel D. Lewman, Denver, and Pearl I. Vallier, Council Bluffs, Iowa; 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter Carol Dell Hinshaw in 1971, and two sisters and one grandson.

Hazel D. - per one tree- married Ellis R. Lewman, and they're in Phillips County in 1920

The tree said Helen Belle Hardy married Millard Pope in 1924.  Millard Fillmore Pope 1903-1970 and Helen B. 1902-1985 are buried in Haxtun.

Betty Jane (Pope) Austin was born July 13, 1925 to Millard F. and Helen (Hardy) Pope in Haxtun. She died Aug. 6, 2012 at the VA Eastern Hospital in Denver. She was 87 years old.

Betty married James A. Austin, a Korean War veteran, on Nov. 22, 1951, which was Thanksgiving Eve, in Barre, Vt. James died June 30, 1989.

Mrs. Austin taught elementary school south of Paoli, south of Haxtun and in the Westminster District in Denver.

She joined the Army on Nov. 6, 1948 and served until Nov. 6, 1951. In the service, she taught Adult Basic Education, Public Information, and Plans and Training.

While residing in Barre, Vt., Betty worked on community projects and served on the Citizen Committee. She was very involved in her church and worked for a private business for 17½ years.

While residing in Auburn, N.Y., Betty helped run a business for 10 years with a partner, until her health broke. She was very involved with her church, teaching Sunday School to unwanted children ranging from 12 to 16 years old. One of her passions was working with the veterans which she served and supported in Cayuga County. Following retirement, she embarked on her hobbies, art and crafts.

Betty was a member of the Holyoke American Legion.

Betty graduated from Haxtun High School in 1943. She attended Denver University from 1943-1944. Every summer for three years she went back to summer school at Denver University to renew her teaching certificate.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Dora W. Kurtzer; brother, Kenneth H. Pope; sister, Lois W. Wisdom; and infant sister, Juanita June Pope.

Betty is survived by her children, James A. Austin Jr. and wife Beckie of Loves Park, Ill. and Dixie French Greenley and husband Eric of Pensacola, Fla.; grandchildren, Cyril W. French II and Julie Siegler of Denver, Michael J. Austin and Jennifer of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. and Adam J. Greenley and Michelle and Hunter Soule of Longmont; brothers, Dan W. Pope Sr. of Modesto, Calif. and family and Millard D. Pope of Holyoke and family; friends, the Galloway family of Auburn, N.Y., Janine Mac­Laughlin of Auburn, N.Y., Dianne Bockes of Auburn, N.Y., Jeanette and Mike Bronson of Orlean, N.Y., Patricia Austin of Pleasantville, Pa. and Wilber C. French of Mooresville, N.C.; along with many other relatives and friends.

There will be a graveside service at the Haxtun Cemetery on her parents' family plot at a later date; times will be announced.

Pearl I. married Thomas A. Vallier, and they're in Pottawattamie County, Iowa in 1930, with three kids.   Pearl Ione (Hardy) Vallier died August 2006 at age 101.

Pearl and Tom - Kent is the youngest  THANK YOU VALLIER FAMILY

  Grace married William J. Hackett October 26, 1927, recorded in Logan County - in 1930 Bill is 24, Grace E. 20, and they have Clifford eleven months - by the neighbors they're in the 5N 47W area.

About 1960 "Bill" bought the George and Wilma Barker farm near the Pleasant Valley Church, Yuma County, and sold it about 1980.

William J. 1905-1977 and Grace E. 1909-1985 Hackett are buried in Haxtun. 

Leland W. Hackett 1938-1994 and Lyla M. (Adamson) Hackett 1941-2010 are buried in Haxtun.

Clifford Hackett, 76, of Keenesburg, died May 29, 2005 at Platte Valley Medical Center. He was born to William J. & Grace E. (Hardy) Hackett, May 8, 1929, grew up on a farm outside of Haxtun, where he graduated from high school. He came to Denver in 1955 and married Barbara P. Daniels November 25, 1961 in Denver. They moved to Keenesburg in 1969 and resided there since. He worked as a machinist at Gardner-Denver, Morse-Chain and Montfort in Greeley. He loved to fish and help others and enjoyed woodwork and sightseeing. He was a member of Community Baptist Church in Brighton. Surviving beside his wife were: children Robert Hackett, Wichita, KS, Patricia Hackett, Wichita, KS and William Hackett, Lochbuie; sisters Lila Barton, Brighton, Betty Ann Perry, Ft. Collins and Mary Lou Upton, Brighton; and grandson William C. Hackett, Lochbuie. Preceded were his parents and siblings Wilma Hackett, Roland Hackett and Leland Hackett. Memorial services held at Community Baptist Church, 15559 WCR 2.


Darlene Hackett of Corvallis, Oregon died Saturday March 1, 2003 of complications from a stroke. She was 72.

She was born July 5, 1930 in Haxtun, Colo., to Cecil and Lenore Guernsey Salvador. She graduated from Phillips County High School in 1948 and married her grade-school sweetheart, Roland Hackett, on March 5, 1950. They farmed in Yuma County, Colo., until 1969, when they moved to Auburn, Wash.

In 1971, the Hacketts moved to Corvallis, where she worked at Corvallis High School until her retirement in 1992.

After her retirement, she traveled extensively in her motor home. She enjoyed making crafts with her friends at Thousand Trails in Pacific City, where she was a member, and attending water exercise class at Osborn Aquatic Center. She liked to camp, fish and spend time with her granddaughter. She was a member of the Elks and Eagles lodges.

Survivors include her son, Ronald Hackett of Albany; daughters, Ronda Bullis and Ranel Hackett, both of Corvallis; sisters, Eva Merrill of Sterling, Colo., and Donna Barber of Bennett, Colo.; granddaughter, Karlie Bullis of Corvallis; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1990.

A service will begin at 1 p.m. Friday, March 7, at McHenry Funeral Home. Internment will follow at Oak Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorial donations can be made to Special Olympics, Benton County 4-H or the American Cancer Society, in care of McHenry Funeral Home.


FindaGrave 115786528 has "ROLLAND" M. Hackett - Nov 7, 1930 - Oct 19, 1990 buried in Corvallis.

Leland 1938-1994 and Lyla (Adamson) Hackett 1941-2010 are buried in Haxtun. # 52193288.

G.G. Hardy is listed in the 1890 Gazetteer for Palisade, Nebraska.

George S. Hardy 1845-1921 # 61908166 and Emeline A. Hardy 1849-1924 # 61908157 are buried in Sutherland Nebraska.

In 1880 Clay County, Nebraska, Hattie R. Lamp is 12, sister Ida K. 15, with parents John W. 43 and Mary J. 35 Lamp

(John W. Lamp 1836-1907 12085637 and Mary Jane (Peeter) Lamp 1843-1928 12086273 are buried in  Palisade, Nebraska)

Edwin Hardy, 27, born in Wisconsin, married Hattie R. Lamp, 25, born in Illinois, in Palisade, Hitchcock County Nebraska May 10, 1893.

Edward Hardy is in Grand Island Nebraska in 1900, born Oct 1863 in Wisconsin, married seven years to Hattie, 32, with son Hayes, 6.

They're in McCook Nebraska in 1910, "Edwin" 46, Hattie 42, and Hayes 16.
Ed S. Hardy proved up a quarter in section 17, 5N 46W - only a half-dozen miles away from brother Delbert - in 1918- that would be near the Wages post office.

Hayes Hardy, address of Wages, Colorado, registered for WWI,  born Feb 6, 1894 at Trenton, Nebraska.

In 1920 Yuma County, Laird precinct, Ed. S. is farming, with Hattie and Hayes L.

The Scottsbluff, Nebraska 1928 directory has Hayes Hardy, a laborer (Tena).  Tena was 7 in the 1910 census of Phillips County, with parents Wesley G. Dever and Lillie M. Dever, and was with them in 1920 Laird precinct, Yuma County.

Hayes is farming in Laird precinct in 1930, married to Lena 22, born in Kansas.

Hattie is widowed in 1940 Laird precinct, 72, born in Illinois, with Hayes L. 46, divorced.

Hayes died March 1981.

Dan Pope is listed with his parents in the 1940 Census records for Holyoke Colorado.

Early in 2008, our son started to o a genealogy of the family that arrived in Haxtun Colorado almost a hundred years ago and assumed the Name Hardy. Two parents, and four children. 4 daughters and one son.
 One of those daughter became the wife of Millard Pope, (Helen Hardy) Pope .
The son married my mother, Florence Hunt. It's Florence (Hunt) Hardy that is related to  Charley Hunt, a cook on the railroad and my Great Uncle whom I met.
 My whole bio is a convoluted one also. My birth certificate is from one state , but in 1963, when Aunt Helen and Uncle Millard Pope visited us  not long before Doyle and I got married when I visited Colorado in the 50's for the first? time; I remembered the place near the home my parents had owned adjacent to the property where my Aunt Grace and Bill Hackett lived near Haxtun Colorado.  That was the original home  a hundred years ago of the family. 

Aunt Helen got in her car and we followed her to their home.  We then went into Holyoke, Colorado where behind one of those small grocery stores in many small towns in those years when there were no super markets or even gas station convenience stores was where Great Uncle Charley Hunt lived . He had been a cook for the railroad and married twice and had two separate families. few furnishings and a new wood stove, simple life. He had a railroad pension. My mother's Uncle, her dad's brother, Sherman Tecumseh Hunt who then lived in California. . he had a picture of his one daughter that lived in Texarkana on a stand. He said he had just got the new wood stove.      They were married in the Methodist church in Ft Anne, Ny  in 1963 and had either 9 or 11 children. 
Great Uncle Charley told about his children. first had two daughters. One , whom mother always called Bessie lived with her family for awhile as a teenager and real name was Marjorie Lorriane Hunt and first husband  was Dickey. She played softball and got divorced in an era when that was a scandal.   I left great Uncle Charley's with all kinds of info.

I have  report cards of my mother and she was an A student as far as she went through part of high school. she was expected to drop out and help at home she had later learned that a doctor from Lincoln medical school had heard how she had taken care of  her whole family in 1919 Flu epidemic and wanted her to come and work and go to nursing school there and her parent did not tell her. she was only 14. Mom did not think there was any ulterior motive other than recognition of her ability. My Mom was the oldest of 16 children. Some of whom born after she left home. Times were so different for women not so long ago. Younger generations really have no concept before the era of civil rights. . Linda Joy Adams 10/12/12