Homer Leroy Harding

31 March 1874–19 January 1937 (Age 62)
Fawn River, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States

The Life of Homer Leroy

When Homer Leroy Harding was born on 31 March 1874, in Fawn River, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States, his father, Rush Harding, was 26 and his mother, Alice Adline Eckerson, was 23. He married Lottie Mae Seymour on 27 April 1892, in Sturgis, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Sturgis, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States for about 20 years. He died on 19 January 1937, in Centreville, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Sturgis, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Homer Leroy Harding
Lottie Mae Seymour
Marriage: 27 April 1892
Goldie Bell Harding
Donald L Harding

Spouse and Children

27 April 1892
Sturgis, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Rush Harding


    Alice Adline Eckerson




    Mary Louise Harding


    Norman Harding


    Fred L Harding


    Frank Harding



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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

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.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 5

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

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

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 (3)

  • Homer Harding in household of Charlie Goddell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Homer Harding, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Homer Harden in household of Rush Harden, "United States Census, 1880"

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