Thomas Hubie Hardy 1
- Born: 9 Feb 1902, Houston Co., AL
- Marriage (1): Lessie Irene Hartzog on 27 Nov 1926 in Panama City, Bay County, Florida, USA
- Died: 1 May 1970, Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA at age 68
Notes for THOMAS HUBIE HARDY:
Hubie's boyhood started in Houston Co., AL when running water meant that you had to run to a well to bring water into the house. There were no electric lights so he studied by the light of an old kerosene lamp.
Hubie, at the age of nine, became fatherless, and quickly learned how to make it on his own. While a young lad his family must have moved to Florida and lived around Graceville. The story is handed down that Hubie went just to the seventh grade. The Live Oak School in Jackson County, FL has him enrolled on Dec 2, 1918 for term beginning Sep 30, 1918 and ending Mar 7, 1919, as being 16 years old. 1918-19, was the oldest register on file for the Live Oak School.
Hubie was a hard working man all his life. He would tell stories of working the horses and hauling cotton to the train depot. He could do anything from build a house to making a tatting shuttle. His first formal job was with Gulf Power Company. He with other workers in 1927, put in the power poles and lines for electricity to go into the Bob Jones College which was first located in Lynn Haven, FL. In 1933, the college was renamed, Bob Jones University, and moved to Greenville, SC. Hubie left Gulf Power after nine years, nine months, and eleven days to work for Newport Industries between 1932-1940. Then he started employment with the Civil Service at Pensacola Naval Air Station from which he retired in 1965.
While working with the Gulf Power Company his work took him from Graceville, FL to Panama City, FL where he met his bride-to-be on a double date. Hubie and Lessie married and after their second child was born, they moved to Pensacola, FL. The Hardy family lived at seven different residences in and around Pensacola. During their years in Pensacola, Hubie opened his home to his relatives. His mother was living with them at the time of her death. He helped build the church now know as Brent Assembly of God Church, it was first located across the street from us on Smith Lane.
With eight children and his job with the civil service, Hubie takes his family to Corpus Christi, TX in 1942. About 1944, Lessie with some of the children returned to Pensacola where she worked with the civil service. It was too difficult to work and try to raise small children, so they went back to Texas. With the birth of the baby daughter in Texas the house was full of children, and with hard times on top of that, problems began to arise. Hubie got irritable and took it out on his wife and children. So little by little it lead to a divorce on Feb 27, 1947.
Hubie married again to a lady whose first name was Nellie. He was living at 309 Georgia Drive in Pensacola when he died at the age of 68 of Congestive Heart Failure. 1
Thomas married Lessie Irene Hartzog, daughter of Moses Hartzog and Margaret Strickland, on 27 Nov 1926 in Panama City, Bay County, Florida, USA. (Lessie Irene Hartzog was born on 6 Apr 1911 in Coffee Co., AL and died on 28 Dec 1987 in Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA.)