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.
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.
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 …