Maudie Isabelle Carr Hartman

1899 - 1989

Maudie Hartman, a pianist and organist, taught at four academies and two colleges in the 1930s and 1950s. Maudie was born in Milton Junction, Wisconsin, one of three children and the older of two daughters of Fred Maxon and Maryetta M. Palmer Carr. She married Harvey C. Hartman, a 1921 graduate of Union College, in August 1922 and would thereafter teach music wherever he served as a teacher or administrator.

She taught piano and directed choirs in Enterprise, Plainview, Oak Park, and College View academies and piano at Union College from 1934-1946 and at Walla Walla College, now University, from 1947-1950. She completed a BFA in music education at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, in 1939 and was elected to membership in Mu Phi Epsilon while at UNL.

Harvey served as a principal in academies in the Midwest and business manager at both colleges before returning to UC to serve as president from 1950 to 1957. He then became business manager at Boulder Sanitarium, now Hospital, in Colorado, where he was working when he died in 1960, at age sixty.

Maudie continued to teach piano lessons privately after her husband's death and was living in Denver, Colorado, at the time of her death at age 89.


Sources: Obituaries for Maudie Hartman, Pacific Union Recorder, 2 July 1989 and 20 November 1989; 1900 and 1910 U.S. Federal Census Records; Central Union Reaper, 2 May 1944, 5 and 1 November 1979, 3; Robido Family tree,;Obituary for Harvey C. Harman, Review and Herald, 29 September 1960, 26; Everett Dick, Union, College of the Golden Cords, 1967, 351; Clipping of record liner, unknown Chapel Record name and date.