Enoch Harding

11 February 1839–10 February 1917 (Age 78)
Adams, Illinois, United States

The Life of Enoch

Enoch Harding was born on 11 February 1839, in Adams, Illinois, United States. He married Lelia May Cummings on 11 April 1872, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 10 February 1917, in Robertson, Texas, United States, at the age of 77.

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Enoch Harding
Lelia May Cummings
Marriage: 11 April 1872
Enoch Harding
Elizabeth Harding
Mason Harding

Spouse and Children


    Lelia May Cummings


11 April 1872
Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States


    Enoch Harding


    Elizabeth Harding


    Mason Harding


World Events (8)

1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 5

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.

Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 22

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

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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Sources (2)

  • Enoch Harding, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007

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