Cora May Harding

19 May 1909–1 September 1988 (Age 79)
Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States

The Life Summary 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 13 June 1931, in Bountiful, 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: 13 June 1931
Sharon Lucille Davis
Michael Harding Davis

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World Events (8)

1910 · The Hermitage Resort
Age 1
The Hermitage Resort was a mountain hotel that invited many to vacation there during the summers and winters. It was constructed by Billie Wilson, a Scottish immigrant, because he had a grand vision of building a grand hotel.
1910 · The BSA is Made
Age 1
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.
Age 22
The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

(1997: 14400;2007: 29493; 2010: 39787)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.

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 …

Sources (16)

  • Cora Mae Harding, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
  • Cora Arden Davis in household of W F Davis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Cora Harding, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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