Joseph Patrick Francis Hartnett

#20, (circa August 1859 - 29 May 1937)
Father*Joseph F Hartnett (bt 1820 - 1824 - 1894)
Mother*Annie Gleeson (bt 1831 - 1832 - 1907)
Collection of Estelle R Hartnett

Family 1

Annie T Quinlivan b. 1869, d. 1901

Family 2

Estelle Rose Roche b. 1882, d. 1971
Children 1.Joseph Patrick Hartnett Jr. (1907 - 1994)
 2.Mary Hartnett (1909 - 1977)
 3.Ambrose Joseph Hartnett+ (1911 - 1993)
 4.Anne Catherine Hartnett (1912 - 1948)
 5.Estelle Rose Hartnett (1913 - 2009)
 6.Vincent William Hartnett+ (1916 - 2009)
Birth*circa August 1859He was born circa August 1859 at Co. Limerick, IrelandB; (August 4, 1863 DOB per ship's manifest SS Matsonia; 1861 calc. from obituary.)1,2,3,4 
Baptism14 August 1859He was baptized on 14 August 1859 at St. John's Chapel, Limerick, Ireland.1,5
between 1865 and February 1868He accompanied Joseph F Hartnett and Annie Gleeson between 1865 and February 1868 to United StatesB; from Ireland.6,7,8,9 
between 1877 and 1878He lived with Joseph F Hartnett and Annie Gleeson between 1877 and 1878 at 2712 N. 11th Street, St. Louis, Missouri.10 
circa 1879He was a teacher circa 1879 at Council Bluffs, Iowa
1879He was graduated in 1879 at Christian Brothers College, St. Louis, Missouri.11,12 
between 1880 and 1883Joseph F Hartnett and Annie Gleeson resided at 2703 N. 10th Street, St. Louis, Missouri, between 1880 and 1883.13 
between 1880 and 1917He was employed between 1880 and 1917 at 810 N. 2nd St., St. Louis, Missouri.12 
7 June 1880He appeared on the census of 7 June 1880 in the household of Joseph F Hartnett and Annie Gleeson at 2703 10th Street, St. Louis, Missouri, as Joseph F, age 20, b. Ireland, clerk in store.14
9 November 1880He appeared on the census of 9 November 1880 in the household of Joseph F Hartnett and Annie Gleeson at 2703 N. 10th Street, St. Louis, Missouri.15
1883He was a clerk in 1883.16 
between 1884 and 1885He lived with Joseph F Hartnett and Annie Gleeson between 1884 and 1885 at 3018 N. 22nd, St. Louis, Missouri
1889He lived with Joseph F Hartnett and Annie Gleeson in 1889 at 2311 St. Louis Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri.10 
between 1893 and 1903He lived with Joseph F Hartnett and Annie Gleeson between 1893 and 1903 at 2725 Gamble, St. Louis, Missouri; (except 1899-1901 at 4469 West Belle Place.)10 
Marriage*2 June 1896He married Annie T Quinlivan, daughter of Solomon J Quinlivan and Anna Finn, on 2 June 1896 at St. Paul's Church, St. Louis, Missouri.17 
7 June 1900He appeared on the census of 7 June 1900 in the household of Annie Gleeson at 2725 Gamble Street, St. Louis, Missouri, age 30, single, b. Ireland Aug 1869, imm. 1872, in US 28 yrs, clerk.18
8 June 1900He appeared on the census of 8 June 1900 in the household of Solomon J Quinlivan and Anna Finn at 4469 West Belle Place, St. Louis, Missouri, as son-in-law, b. Ireland Aug 1864, age 35, imm. 1868, in US 32 yrs, mfg. co. secy., marr. 4 yrs.19 
Marriage*7 June 1905He married Estelle Rose Roche, daughter of Ambrose Joseph Roche and Mary Elizabeth Hennessy, on 7 June 1905 at St. Bridget's Church, St. Louis, Missouri.20 
between 1907 and 1916He and Estelle Rose Roche lived between 1907 and 1916 at 4902 Locust Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri; corner of Euclid, house built in 1897; now the Kingsway East neighborhood. 
25 April 1910He appeared on the census of 25 April 1910 at 4902 Locust Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri; also Mary Murphy (41), maid, wid.21 
circa 1915He was Secratary of Philipsburg Mining Co. circa 1915 at St. Louis, Missouri.4 
between 1917 and 1926He was employed by Pierre Cartier and established the New York City branch in 1909, moving in 1917 to the current location of 653 Fifth Avenue, the Neo-Renaissance mansion of Morton Freeman Plant (son of railroad tycoon Henry B. Plant) and designed by architect C.P.H. Gilbert. Cartier acquired the mansion from the Plants in exchange for $100 in cash and a double-stranded natural pearl necklace valued at the time at $1 million. between 1917 and 1926 at Cartier, Inc., New York, New York.
12 January 1920He and Estelle Rose Roche appeared on the census of 12 January 1920 at Beach 128th Street, Rockaway Beach, Queens, New YorkB.22 
1 June 1925He and Estelle Rose Roche appeared on the census of 1 June 1925 at 21 Laurel Place, New Rochelle, Westchester Co., New YorkB.23 
5 April 1930He and Estelle Rose Roche appeared on the census of 5 April 1930 at 21 Laurel Place, New Rochelle, Westchester Co., New YorkB.24 
Obituary29 May 1937Obituary for Joseph Patrick Francis Hartnett was published The Daily Argus on 29 May 1937.25 
Death*29 May 1937He died on 29 May 1937 at 32 Harmon Avenue, Pelham, Westchester Co., New YorkB.26
Burial*30 May 1937He was buried on 30 May 1937 at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, Westchester Co., New YorkB; Plot 65, Sec 8.27 
"JOSEPH P. HARTNETT. It is not alone in business lines that Joseph P. Hartnett has sustained important relations to the public, for in other fields of activity he has been equally energetic and determined, displaying a contagious enthusiasm that has contributed to the growth and success of various social, intellectual and moral movements with which he has been connected. He is now well known as the secretary and director of the L. M. Rumsey Manufacturing Company, manufacturers and jobbers of plumbers, steam and railroad supplies, pumps, agricultural implements, machinery and various other products.
He was born in Limerick, Ireland, August 4, 1861, but although the family has been represented in the Emerald isle for several centuries, it was established there by ancestors who came from France. His parents were Joseph F. and Anne (Gleeson) Hartnett, who emigrated to America in 1865, becoming residents of St. Louis. Here the father held various positions, to which he was called by reason of his ability and fitness. His death occurred in January, 1894.
Joseph P. Hartnett attended the parochial schools of St. Michael, at that time in charge of the Christian Brothers, there pursuing his preliminary education until 1872, when he entered St. Patrick's Academy and was graduated as Master of Accounts in 1874. At that time he took up a college course in theChristian Brothers College, where he remained until 1878, when the degree of Bachelor of Arts was conferred upon him. Going to Council Bluffs, Iowa, he was a teacher in a parochial school there until 1879, after which he returned to St. Louis and entered the employ of the L. M. Rumsey Manufacturing Company as a clerk in the order department. He proved competent and faithful and was advanced from one position to another of larger responsibilities until 1893, when he was elected assistant secretary and a director. This was followed by his election as secretary, which is his present official connection with one of the largest and most important manufacturing enterprises of the city. He also represents the estate of Moses Rumsey, having been appointed executor thereof, a testimonial most suggestive, as Moses Rumsey in his will named Mr. Hartnett sole executor to serve without bond.
While Mr. Hartnett has won notable success in business, his work in other directions is equally commendable and shows him to be a man of liberal spirit and broad humanitarianism. For seven years he was the supreme chief Sir Knight of the Order of the Knights of Father Mathew, and for two years was president of the Irish Catholic Parade Union. He was also president of the Irish-American Society and, a fact of which he has every reason to be proud, is that he is president of the Christian Brothers National Alumni Association. He was formerly president of the Christian Brothers Alumni Association, of St. Louis. The Christian Brothers Colleges have a national association, comprised of the different colleges and academies united and controlled by the Christian Brothers throughout the country. Of this association he was elected president in 1907 and was reelected national president for the years 1908- 1909. He has been very prominently identified with the export business of St. Louis and has served for three years as secretary of the Latin-American Export Club and its vice president for one year. He was also president of the De Soto Building Association for ten years and is a member of the Merchants Exchange. His religious faith is that of the Catholic Church, and he is a prominent member of the Blessed Sacrament church, serving on its executive committee, while he was also elected the first president of the organization.
Mr. Hartnett was married in St. Louis, in June, 1905, to Miss Estelle R. Roche, a granddaughter of Ambrose Roche, who was one of the pioneer settlers of St. Louis. Their only child, Joseph P., is with them in their attractive and beautiful home at No. 4902 Lotus Avenue. Well descended and well bred, reared in a life of constant and helpful activity, Mr. Hartnett has become a forceful factor in the business world and in all that he has done has manifested a contagious enthusiasm that has accomplished results. While he has never been a public man in the ordinary sense, he has throughout his business life and church work maintained important relations to the public interests."28 
ChartsAncestors of Joseph P. Hartnett

Citations

  1. [S1463] St. John's Parish Register Jan 1850 - Jun 1877, Limerick, Ireland (National Library of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland), Microfilm 02411 / 06, img. 99, 14 Aug 1859. Joseph of Joseph Hartnett and Anne Gleeson; sponsors _____ and Bridget Sheehy, online http://registers.nli.ie
  2. [S41] Letter from Chris O'Mahoney (Michael St., Limerick, Ireland) to Hilary Hartnett, 13 May 1992; Collection of Vincent W and Donna F Hartnett, issue on record at St. Johns Joseph (14-8-1859).
  3. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. age 20 in both Jun and NV.
  4. [S58] Gould's St. Louis Directory , p. 958, img. 483/1532. Joseph P Hartnett, sec Philipsburg Mining Co, 821 319 N 4th, res. 4902 Lotus.
  5. [S41] Letter, Chris O'Mahoney to Hilary Hartnett, 13 May 1992, "Issue of record in St. John's: ELLEN (29.7.1855), MARGARET (26.5.1857), JOSEPH (14.8.1859, MICHAEL (13.7.1861)." Margaret and Joseph emigrated with parents, Michael (in U.S.) may have been another Michael based on birth status (c. 1868 in MO).
  6. [S520] VWH, The 1880 census has Vincent age16, b. Ireland, Michael age 12, b. Missouri. That would place migration 1864–1868. The 1920 census for Joseph Patrick gives 1866 for entry, father's citizenship 1870. The 1925 census for Joseph Patrick gives age 63 [he was b. in 1859, so was actually 65 or 66], imm. age 2, or entry 1863–1864. An outlier is the 1900 census for Anna which gives entry to U.S. in 1872.
  7. [S624] Walter B. Stevens, St. Louis: The Fourth City: 1764--1911 (three volumes) (St. Louis - Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1909–1911), II:539, "[Joseph P. Hartnett] was born in Limerick, Ireland, August 4, 1861, but although the family has been represented in the Emerald isle for several centuries, it was established there by ancestors who came from France. His parents were Joseph F. and Anne (Gleeson) Hartnett, who emigrated to America in 1865, becoming residents of St. Louis."
  8. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census. arrival 1872, 28 years in U.S.
  9. [S59] Missouri Naturalization Records, 1816-1955 (summary), online www.sos.mo.gov/MDH/, St. Louis City Court of Criminal Corrections, Declarations of Aliens, declaration cards, reel no. C 25789, vol. 1, p. 52; Joseph F. Hartnett, 19 Feb 1868.
  10. [S58] Gould's St. Louis , annual editions.
  11. [S1208] Christian Brothers College 1914–1915 Catalog (St. Louis: Sam'l F. Myerson Printing Co., 1914), p. 67. Joseph P. Hartnett, St. Louis, A. B., 1878, list of graduates.
  12. [S21] Albert Nelson Marquis, editor, The Book of St. Louisians, 2nd edition (Chicago: A. N. Marquis & Co., 1912).
  13. [S58] Gould's St. Louis , annual editions; 1881, p. 490, Joseph P., car repairer [as "carp.']; Joseph Jr., clerk, L. M. Rumsey.
  14. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. Joseph F (49), b. and parents b. Ireland, carpenter; Anna (46), housekeeping, b. and parents b. Ireland.
  15. [S91] 1880 U.S. Federal Census, 2nd Enumeration. Joseph (60 or 40), car repairer, b. Ireland; Ann (40 or 46), keeping house, b. Ireland.
  16. [S58] Gould's St. Louis , for 1883; p. 480; also Joseph F. P., foreman and Vincent, clerk; all res, 2703 N. 10th.
  17. [S62] St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, Missouri.
  18. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census. Anna Hartnett, head, birth date unk, b. Ireland, widow, 12 children, 7 living; imm. 1872, in US 28 yrs, natlzd.
  19. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census. June 7, SD 11, EnD 419, ward 28, sh 10-11, fam 231; Solomon (68), b. Ireland Apr 1832 , retired; Annie (64), b. Ireland Aug 1835, 10 children, 8 living; m. 26 yrs.
  20. [S32] "Our Honeymoon Trip," (MS, June 7, 1905 and on; Maureen H. LoPresti, Estelle Rose Hartnett Collection; New York.
  21. [S8] 1910 U.S. Federal Census. Joseph P (48), b. and parents b. Ireland, merchant, 2nd marr., imm. 1865; Estelle R (27), b. and parents b. MO, 2 children, both living; marr. 4 yrs.
  22. [S11] 1920 U.S. Federal Census. Joseph (57), b. and parents b. Ireland, imm. 1866, naturalized (father) 1870, jewelry company president; Estelle (37), b. and parents b. MO.
  23. [S358] 1925 New York State Census. Joseph (63), b. Ireland, in US 61 yrs, jeweler; Estelle (42), housewife.
  24. [S7] 1930 U.S. Federal Census. Joseph P (68), b. Irish Free State, imm. 1865, jewelry executive, marr. 1st age 33; Estelle (47), b. and parents b. MO, marr. 1st age 22; rented house.
  25. [S705] The Daily Argus, Mt. Vernon, N.Y.
  26. [S14] The New York Times, New York, N.Y.
  27. [S67] Hartnett Plot 65 Sec 8, Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY, receipt.
  28. [S624] Walter B. Stevens, St. Louis: The Fourth City: 1764--1911, 1909 edition, III:539-540.