He married Fanny Beaumont in 1897 and they had two known children:
He began working as a photographer in 1892 and, by 1901, was residing with his family at 77 Salford, Lockwood.
The 1911 Census recorded him as working in the photographic trade and residing at 63 Woodfield Road, Lockwood, with 13-year-old Francis Beaumont Hardcastle assisting him.
Fred Hardcastle of 205 Luck Lane, Paddock Head, died on 26 November 1932, leaving an estate valued at £2,338 4s. 10d.