Biographical Sketch of Richard H. Hart

This capable and enterprising stock man and farmer of the vicinity of Jordan Valley is one of the substantial men of Malheur County, and is numbered with the earliest pioneers who broke sod in this section, and it is to his credit that he has constantly labored for the welfare of the country and its up building in a worthy manner ever since that time. Mr. Hart was born in Indiana, on April 18, 1849, the son of John K. and Eliza Hart. When he was one rear of age, his parents removed to Iowa and there he received his education and remained until he had reached his majority. 1871 was the (late when he came to Malheur County and located a preemption where his estate is now located, being one-half mile west from the village of Jordan Valley. He now has one of the tine estates of the County, well improved and producing abundant dividends annually. In addition to this generous holding he has eight hundred and forty acres of land on Cow creek. Mr. Hart has two hundred horses, and as many cattle and is one of the leaders in the realm of raising stock, being both expert and progressive in this work. He was here during the Indian outbreak in 1878 and rendered excellent service for the country, acting as scout and bearer of messages. Also in the time of the rubbery, he was efficient in aiding the officers.

The marriage of Mr. Hart and Miss Harriett Luella Moore, a native of Iowa, was solemnized in Indianola, Iowa, in February, 1879, and they have three children, Gertrude, Ruth, and Ethelyn. Mr. Hart always evinces an intelligent interest in the affairs of the state and County and is a patriotic and capable citizen who stands well with his fellows and has done a large amount ‘for the advancement of the County.



Whitman, Marcus. An Illustrated history of Baker, Grant, Malheur and Harney Counties: with a brief outline of the early history of the state of Oregon. Chicago: Western Historical Publishing Co., 1902, 871 pgs.

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