Eli David Hardwick


parents: Joseph Hardwick and Elizabeth Andis 


Birth:  29 Oct 1871 Martin Co, IN
Death:  27 Aug 1962 Daviess Co, IN
Burial:  Old Salem Cemetery, Martin, Co, IN

Marriage #1

Nancy Jane Fortner

06 Aug 1899  Martin Co, IN (marriage record)


unnamed infant Hardwick 09 Aug 1900
Roy Calvin Hardwick 11 Jul 1902

children of Eli David Hardwick and Nancy Jane (Fortner) Hardwick


1880 Federal census Brown, Martin, IN - age 9 (view census information)
1900 Federal census McCameron, Martin, IN - age 28 (view census information)
1910 Federal census McCameron, Martin, IN - age 38 (view census information)
1920 Federal census McCameron, Martin, IN - age 48 (view census information)
1930 Federal census Brown, Martin, IN- age 56 (view census information)
1940 Federal census Brown, Martin, IN- age 68 (view census information)
Martin Co IN Courthouse (Shoals, IN) Marriage records (personally viewed and transcribed)
Daviess County Library, Washington, IN Obituaries (personally viewed and copied or transcribed)
Daviess County Health Department, Washington, IN Death records (personally viewed and transcribed or copied)
Marion County Health Department, Indianapolis, IN Death records 
Marion County Public Library, Indianapolis, IN obituary collection Obituaries
Walnut Hill Cemetery, Odon, IN Viewed and photographed tombstones
Old Salem Cemetery, Martin Co, IN Viewed and photographed tombstones
Find a Grave volunteer Trish Bliss Tombstone photos - Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Marion Co, IN: Washington Park East, Indianapolis, Marion, IN
Family records Records and photos belonging to Mike Fortner
Family records Records and photos belonging to Nancy Howell
Family research Research belonging to Valerie Boman and Debra Branigan


Miscellaneous Information
1) Wife of Eli David Hardwick: Nancy Jane Fortner* (see photos below) - born 05 Dec 1878 Martin Co, IN; died 20 Apr 1936 Burns City, Martin, IN; obituary; death certificate; cause of death: myocardial insufficiency; buried Old Salem Cemetery, Martin, Co, IN - see tombstone photo below; daughter of Michael Fortner Jr (05 Oct 1854 Martin Co, IN - 20 Feb 1930 Martin Co, IN; obituary; son of Michael Fortner Sr and Jane Barnes - see Michael Sr and Jane here under Hannah Bowman) and Alzelenia Ritchey (15 Nov 1856 - 13 Nov 1936; obituary); Michael and Alzelenia buried Old Salem Cemetery - tombstone photos, Martin Co, IN; Michael and Alzelenia married 07 Oct 1875 Martin Co, IN); Fortner family photos.

* Nancy Jane is the sister of Elisha Ephraim "Eph" Fortner (found here) and Mary Margaret "Meg" Fortner (found here).

2) Eli's death certificate; cause of death: senility; Eli's obituary.

3) No draft registration card found.

Photos and/or signatures

thanks to Nancy Howell for these photos - except as note

Michael Fortner Jr and his wife Alzelenia (Ritchey) Fortner with their children 
back: John, Nancy Jane 
Michael holding Tom and Alzelenia holding Eph
front: George, Mary Margaret


thanks to Mike Fortner for this photo

The Michael Fortner Jr Family
Michael is the father of Nancy Jane (Fortner) Hardwick

back row, left to right: James W Ritchey, Eli Hardwick, Nancy Jane (Fortner) Hardwick
Tom Fortner, Eli C Andis, Mary "Meg" (Fortner) Andis, Sylvia (Fortner) Streepy, Elisha Eph Fortner
front row, left to right: Roy Calvin Hardwick (Eli's son), Michael Fortner Jr, Virde Jonas Fortner, 
Alzelenia (Ritchey) Fortner, Everett Andis

c. 1910

Tom Fortner, Verde Jonas Hardwick, Nancy (Fortner) Hardwick (Eli Hardwick's wife),
Mary "Meg" (Fortner) Andis, Sylvia Fortner, Eph Fortner

c. 1910

Nancy Jane (Fortner) Hardwick (back, right) with her mother, 
Alzelenia (Ritchey) Fortner and son, Roy Calvin Hardwick

c. 1907

back: Elden, Hazel, Floyd, Helen and Elmer
front: Roy and Eli

unknown date

thanks to James Hardwick for this photo


Eli David Hardwick

Nancy Jane (Fortner) Hardwick

Old Salem Cemetery
Martin County, Indiana

photos taken by Valerie Boman