Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Ringing of the Bells on Hartman Street

CeCe Antoinette  Bruton, my 1st cousin- contributed an Ancestral Tribute to Pricialla  Hartman her grandmother, she was the first person profiled as a Hometown Hero. 
Princella Hartman died  at the age of 107. Hartman was featured in the first edition of Hometown Heroes in 1995 for her work as a volunteer at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. Hartman took the bus three days a week to help out mothers and newborns at the hospital. Hartman came to Dallas to run a boarding home during the Great Depression. She also worked as a private cook in homes and for the Dallas Independent School District.
The house Hartman lived in was purchased by her in 1934 and Hartman Street in the State-Thomas district of Uptown is named after her.

Hartman's volunteer efforts resulted in honors from President Barack Obama, George W. Bush and the City of Dallas. Hartman's family members said she never smoke or drank and exercised daily. Dominoes and reading were some of Hartman's favorite activities. Hartman lived long enough to see six generations of family members.

Read more: http://www.myfoxdfw.com/story/23520119/first-hometown-hero-princella-hartman-dies-at-107?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=9342225#ixzz2kSSYnQet

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