Cora May Harding

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

The Life 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 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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Family Time Line

William Frederick Davis
Cora May Harding
Marriage: 13 June 1931
Sharon Lucille Davis
Michael Harding Davis

Spouse and Children

13 June 1931
Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States


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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

1 English (mainly southern England and South Wales) and Irish: from the Old English personal name Hearding, originally a patronymic from Hard 1. 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.2 North German and Dutch: patronymic from a short form of any of the various Germanic compound personal names beginning with hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

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

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Story Highlight

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 (3)

  • Cora Mae Harding Davis in household of William F Davis, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Cora Mae Harding Davis in household of Wm F Davis, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Cora M Harding in household of Benjammen D Harding, "United States Census, 1920"

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