Willard Harding

15 February 1840–9 February 1924 (Age 83)
Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Willard

When Willard Harding was born on 15 February 1840, in Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Elisha Harding Jr, was 49 and his mother, Nancy Jackson, was 32. He lived in Eaton Township, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. He died on 9 February 1924, in Larimer, Colorado, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock Township, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Elisha Harding Jr
Nancy Jackson
Harriet Harding
Nathaniel Jackson Harding
Willard Harding
Samuel C Harding
John Harding
Henry Harding

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World Events (8)

Age 6
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
Age 21
Historical Boundaries: 1861: Larimer, Colorado Territory, United States 1876: Larimer, Colorado, United States
Age 23
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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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Sources (3)

  • Willard Harding in household of Elisha Harding, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Willard Harding in household of Esther Harding, "United States Census, 1850"

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