Ralph Conrad Harding

Brief Life History of Ralph Conrad

When Ralph Conrad Harding was born on 4 June 1874, in Palestine, Crawford, Illinois, United States, his father, John Henry Harding, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Whipkey, was 33. He married Nettie May Cochran on 12 August 1900. He lived in Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States in 1935 and Nickerson, Reno, Kansas, United States in 1940. He died on 5 February 1958, at the age of 83, and was buried in Osborne, Osborne, Kansas, United States.

Photos and Memories (1)

Do you know Ralph Conrad? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Ralph Conrad Harding
Nettie May Cochran
Marriage: 12 August 1900

Sources (6)

  • Ralph C Harding, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ralph Conrad Harding, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Ralph Conrad Harding, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1877 · The First Workers Strike

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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.

Possible Related Names

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a FREE Account

Search for Another Deceased Ancestor

Share this with your family and friends.