Alvin Milton Harding

14 July 1816–29 September 1869 (Age 53)
Charlotte, Chittenden, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Alvin Milton

When Alvin Milton Harding was born on 14 July 1816, in Charlotte, Chittenden, Vermont, United States, his father, Caleb Harding, was 38 and his mother, Judith Bartlett Stearns, was 24. He married Violette Otis Chase on 2 July 1840, in Charlotte, Chittenden, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 29 September 1869, in Clackamas, Oregon, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Oregon City, Clackamas, Oregon, United States.

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Alvin Milton Harding
Violette Otis Chase
Marriage: 2 July 1840
LeGrand D. Harding
Edwin W. Harding
Josephine Harding
Helen Lauretta Harding

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  • Marriage
    2 July 1840Charlotte, Chittenden, Vermont, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Find a Grave Memorials shows the earliest known burial in this cemetery was in 1817 which predates other resources. Burton L Rogers BIRTH unknown DEATH 1817 BURIAL Mountain View Cemetery, Oregon City, Clackamas County, Oregon, USA PLOT 1st Addition MEMORIAL ID 96569684
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 3
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 16
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    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.

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    Alvin Milton Harding, conversion and migration

    Alvin Milton Harding and Violette Otis Chase were both born in Vermont. They married in 1840 in Vermont. They were early converts to the LDS Church. Their early baptism dates are not listed in nFS, …

    Sources (6)

    • Alwin M Hardin, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Alvin M Harding in entry for Helen Lauretta Milln, "Oregon Deaths, 1877-1952"
    • Alwin M. Harding, "Find A Grave Index"

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