Elizabeth Hart Jarvis

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Elizabeth Hart Jarvis was born in Saybrook, Connecticut back in 1826 to William and Elizabeth.  Growing up in Portland to an affluent and prominent family.  In 1851 while in Newport, Rhode Island she met Samuel, the couple was married in 1856.  The union produced four children all but on died in infancy except for one.  Caldwell survived to adulthood but drowned at sea when he was 35.

In 1861, Samuel died from complications associated with gout.  She inherited controlling interest in her husband manufacturing company worth 3.5 million.  She served for 22 years as the president of the Union for Home Work.  She was dubbed “The First Lady of Hartford”, for her work with the Hartford Soldiers Aid Society and organized the first Suffragette convention in Connecticut.  She sold her interest in her husband’s company in 1901 and died in 1905.

What you may not know about Elizabeth (if you haven’t guessed it by now), is that she was the wife of Samuel Colt.  She left a collection of nearly 1,000 objects, artworks, firearms and documents to the Wadsworth Atheneum.  The Elizabeth Hart Jarvis Colt Memorial Wing was the first American museum wing bearing the name of a woman patron.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray the Colt name is well known for firearms....especially handguns....

Jul 18, 2019 03:02 AM #1
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Colt is a name that most folks know and the gift that she shared has been visited by millions of people.

Jul 18, 2019 04:14 AM #2
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I had no idea about this museum or this lade, James. Colt is certainly a name that is almost immediately recognizable by most of us.

Jul 18, 2019 04:36 AM #3
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Samuel, I knew of, Elizabeth no!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jul 18, 2019 04:40 AM #4
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Until today did not know about Elizabeth. Thanks! She was a pillar. Enjoy your day 

Jul 18, 2019 05:21 AM #5
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, James - I like knowing each day that you help fill in some of those "blanks" in knowledge for me and for others.  

Jul 18, 2019 06:49 AM #6
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Great profile and fun read James Dray 

Jul 18, 2019 07:03 AM #7
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Sounds like an interesting woman.  I have a suggestion since we all know that you have a passion for golf, how about you give us some history about some of the historic golfers in history?

Jul 18, 2019 07:09 AM #8
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

As I started to read this, about Elizabeth growing up in an affluent family, I began to form in my mind a life of ease. And then I read about the enormous pain there must have been to lose all her children and her husband. It seems she didn't drown in her pain, but used her time and efforts to work on causes very important to her. What a strong woman!

Jul 18, 2019 08:34 AM #9
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - I didn't have a clue that Elizabeth inherited the controlling interest in Colt! Very cool...

Jul 18, 2019 09:36 AM #10
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon James Dray - great information.  I would love to go to that museum.

Jul 18, 2019 09:48 AM #11
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good afternoon James. This is a really good read and I enjoyed it a lot. Cheers.

Jul 18, 2019 10:15 AM #12
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good afternoon James,

I knew about Samuel, but not Elizabeth.  I think it would great fun to vist the museum.  A

Jul 18, 2019 11:38 AM #13
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

 It is inspiring to see someone donate such a large part of her estate to a museum for the historical value and for everyone to enjoy, James Dray 

Jul 18, 2019 01:09 PM #14
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Very interesting James. I enjoyed reading her profile this afternoon.

Jul 18, 2019 04:01 PM #15
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James, Thanks for sharing this interesting bit of history.  It's wonderful that she was able to donate so much to share with us in a museum.

Jul 18, 2019 09:15 PM #16
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Qutie a trail blazing  glass ceiling breaking accomplishment !

Jul 20, 2019 02:52 AM #17
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

I found many twists in the story of Elizabeth -- some had to be very painful and out of intense pain and suffering often comes a very giving life of compassion, service, and altruism.

Jul 21, 2019 03:50 PM #18
John Henry
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

As usual, I had NO idea who was who and the reveal is always great.  Thanks, James Dray 

Aug 17, 2019 03:48 AM #19
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