February 24, 1859, Murray, Indiana.

December 20, 1945, Winona Lake, Indiana.

Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Indiana.

A devout Presbyterian family, the Hatfields moved to Ossian, Indiana, in 1867. Victor attended the local Ossian schools, plus by a special course under Reverend A. Mayn. He spent a year at Elder’s Ridge Academy in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, under Dr. Alexander Donaldson, then attended the University of Wooster, where he took classical courses.

Upon return to Ossian, Victor joined his father Hiram in his mercantile business, Hatfield & Son. Victor eventually took over the business, and branched out into selling musical instruments, including pianos and organs.

Victor married Estella E. King in 1880 in Wells County, Indiana; they had three children. In 1901, in Blackford County, Indiana, he married Susie Elva Craven, with whom he had two children.

Hatfield served an elder in the Presbyterian church, and in 1898, the Fort Wayne Presbytery made him a delegate to the General Assembly.

Hatfield’s works include:

  1. Bible Satisfies, The
  2. Do You Hear the Tramping of the Host?
  3. Doorway of Prayer, The
  4. Forward to the Goal
  5. Glorious Tidings, The
  6. I Shall Triumph
  7. If It Be His Will
  8. My Pillar of Protection
  9. Our Glorious Sovereign
  10. Palace of Light, The
  11. Rouse Ye, Christian Soldiers
  12. Savior Said in Pleading Tones, The
  13. We’ll Outshine the Sun

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