Chester de Hart, a Tragedy

Chester de Hart, upper left
The reverse of the photograph above it
Chester de Hart

Chester de Hart’s surname was spelled a couple of different ways; I’ll keep it simple by using his daughter’s version.

Chester de Hart (1883-1912) was an civil draughtsman by trade and born in New York. He was the second son of Henry Garrett Voorhees de Hart (1849-1917), a physician, and Margaret Adellaide Winship (1850-1909). He married Minna “Minnie” Sievert in 1906. Chester’s and Minnie’s only child was Elaine de Hart (1909-1993) who married Harry Helgans (1894-1965) in 1934. There were no grandchildren.

I discovered only one instance of Chester appearing in a play, Pygmalian and Galatea by Jean-Léon Gérôme, at White Plains, NY on 22 September 1903:

Eastern State Journal, September 05, 1903 Pg. 5, White Plains, New York, US
https://newspaperarchive.com/eastern-state-journal-sep-05-1903-p-5/ via NewspaperA
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Eastern State Journal, September 26, 1903 Pg. 9, White Plains, New York, US
https://newspaperarchive.com/eastern-state-journal-sep-26-1903-p-9/ via NewspaperArchive.com
Chester was later the protagonist in his own personal tragedy.
Eastern State Journal, June 29, 1912 Pg. 3, White Plains, New York, US
https://newspaperarchive.com/eastern-state-journal-jun-29-1912-p-3/, via NewspaperArchive.com
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Chester de Hart, a Tragedy

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