Cora May Harding

Brief Life History of Cora May

When Cora May Harding was born on 19 May 1909, in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States, her father, Benjamin Dwight Harding, was 30 and her mother, Ettye Isabelle Dayley, was 25. She married William Frederick Davis on 9 February 1931, in Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Ogden City Legislative District 4, Ogden City Election Precinct, Weber, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 1 September 1988, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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William Frederick Davis
Cora May Harding
Marriage: 9 February 1931
Sharon Lucille Davis
Michael Harding Davis

Sources (20)

  • Cora H Davis, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Cora Mae Harding, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
  • Cora Harding, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

1910 · The Dee Memorial Hospital opens its doors

To honor Thomas D. Dee, his wife and her children built a hospital as a memorial to him. Located on 24th Street and Harrison the hospital served the community for 59 years. After it closed its doors in 1969, a new hospital was constructed near 39th street and Harrison in 1971. Located next to another hospital, the two hospitals ultimately merged together bearing both names of McKay, after David O. McKay, and Dee, to honor the hospital that served the surrounding area for many years. The McKay-Dee Hospital is still in operation but has moved from its original spot.


The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Harding (Old English Hearding, literally ‘the hard one’ a derivative of Old English heard ‘hard, harsh, strong, firm, brave’). The surname was first taken to Ireland in the 15th century, and more families of the name settled there 200 years later in Tipperary and surrounding counties.

North German and Dutch: patronymic from a short form of any of various ancient Germanic compound personal names beginning with hard ‘hardy, brave, strong’, or a habitational name from a farm named Harding, of the same etymology.

History: Warren Gamaliel Harding (1865–1923), the 29th president of the US, was born on a farm in OH, of English and Scottish stock on his father's side. Early American bearers of this very common name include Joseph Harding who died at Plymouth in 1633. His great-great grandson Seth was a naval officer during the American Revolution.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Short History of Cora's Life

Exerpt from life history of Nadine Harding Haun, written 2002: "My sister, Cora, got married when I was about six. Her husband, Bill Davis, worked for the Swifts Company, and he was on the road a lo …

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