Mattie Harding

20 November 1879–16 September 1954 (Age 74)
Maple Grove Township, Barry, Michigan, United States

The Life of Mattie

When Mattie Harding was born on 20 November 1879, in Maple Grove Township, Barry, Michigan, United States, her father, William Henry Harding Sr., was 43 and her mother, Eliza Tamlyn, was 39. She had at least 1 son. She died on 16 September 1954, at the age of 74.

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Mattie Harding
Chas. Gilchrist

Spouse and Children



    Chas. Gilchrist


Parents and Siblings

    William Henry Harding Sr.


    Eliza Tamlyn






    Eva Blanche Harding


    Eleanna Rose Harding


    Leona O. Harding


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1881 · Hudson's

Age 2

Clothing merchant Joseph Lowthian Hudson opened his first store inside the Detroit Opera House on April 2, 1881. Hudson was very successful with his small store and was able to move to a larger location on Woodward Avenue, far outside what was then the commercial district. Hudson's continued to grow until it became the tallest department store in the world. Hudson's 2,124,316 square foot store filled 32 floors, had 51 elevators, 48 escalators, 705 fitting rooms, and served over 16,000 meals a day.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 21

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Mattie Harding in household of William Harding, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mattie Harding, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"
  • Mattie Harding, "Michigan, Births and Christenings, 1775-1995"

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