Dwight Harding

27 April 1807–21 May 1871 (Age 64)
Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Dwight

When Dwight Harding was born on 27 April 1807, in Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Ralph Harding, was 36 and his mother, Azubah Goodale, was 34. He married Phebe Holbrook on 12 February 1833, in Genesee, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 21 May 1871, in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Willard City Cemetery, Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Dwight Harding
Phebe Holbrook
Marriage: 12 February 1833
George Harding
Alma Harding
Charles Harding
Elizabeth Jane Harding
Nancy Ann Harding
Phebe Eliza Harding

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 February 1833Genesee, New York, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 1
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 5
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 18
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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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    Dwight Harding Life History

    Dwight Harding life history Dwight Harding was the youngest member of the family of Ralph and Azubah Goodell Harding. He was born 27 April 1807 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. This area of Sturbridge …

    Sources (23)

    • Dwight Harding, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Dwight Harding, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Dwight Harding in entry for Geroge Harding, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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