Nellie Harden

19 March 1895–20 December 1985 (Age 90)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Nellie

When Nellie Harden was born on 19 March 1895, in Indiana, United States, her father, John Harden, was 32 and her mother, Julia E Hudson, was 28. She married Cortland Stevens on 6 September 1920, in Clay, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Harrison, Clay, West Virginia, United States in 1930 and Harrison Township, Clay, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died on 20 December 1985, in Vigo, Indiana, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Clay City, Harrison Township, Clay, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Cortland Stevens
Nellie Harden
Marriage: 6 September 1920
Ramona F Stevens

Spouse and Children

    Cortland Stevens



6 September 1920
Clay, Indiana, United States


    Ramona F Stevens


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 11

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 24

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly southeastern England): habitational name from Harden in West Yorkshire, which gets its name from Old English hara ‘hare’ or hær ‘rock’ + denu ‘valley’. Harden in Staffordshire, recorded in the Middle Ages as Haworthyn, Harwerthyn (from Old English hēah ‘high’ + worðign ‘enclosure’), was probably not reduced to its modern form early enough to lie behind any examples of the surname.2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Deacair ( see Hardy ).3 North German: patronymic from a short form of a Germanic personal name with the first element hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nella Stevens in household of Court Stevens, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nellie Stevens in household of Court Stevens, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nellie Harden in household of John Harden, "United States Census, 1900"

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