Llano News 11 Nov 1976
Hiram D. Gartman, 68, died Oct. 25 at a hospital in Arlington. Arlington. MrT Gartman was born Aug.' 11.1908 in Robert Lee. He was a descendant of Capt. Bartholomew Bartholomew Gartman, a Revolutionary war soldier. Survivors Include his wife, Edith Gartman; five daughters, Mrs. Doris Stroup of Coalinga, Calif.. Mrs. Nell Watts of Grand Prairie, Mrs. Joyce Hodges of Sterling City, Mrs. Grace Harrington Harrington of Mansfield and Mrs. Ann Walker of Big Spring; two sons, H.J. Gartman and Eddie Gartman both of Alvarado; one brother, C.C. Gartman of Grand Prairie; 16 grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. Mr. Gartman had many friends in the Pontotoc, Bradv and Llano area-Mrs. Watts, a daughter, and granddaughter of H.J. Gartman, one time Llano County lawman. The Gartman's J.M. Gartman and wife Nancy Ann (Hoover) Gartman were early pioneers and settlers in the Pontotoc Community. Originally Originally from Mississippi, they came by ox cart from Otts Mill, Louisiana in 1878. The Gart- mans are both buried in the old Pontotoc Cemetery within three weeks of each other, during the typhoid fever epidemic here.