Jacob Dwight Harding

Brief Life History of Jacob Dwight

When Jacob Dwight Harding was born on 2 February 1876, in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States, his father, Charles Harding, was 37 and his mother, Matilda Josephine Zundel, was 31. He married Mary Ada White on 16 September 1903, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 5 May 1937, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Dwight Harding
1876–1937
Mary Ada White
1879–1963
Marriage: 16 September 1903
Barnard White Harding
1904–1907
Bernice Matilda Harding
1904–1937
Dwight Charles Harding
1908–1923
Dr. Glen Fostner Harding
1910–1986

Sources (58)

  • J Dwight Harding, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Jacob D. Harding, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Jacob Dwight Harding, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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.

1889

Weber comes from John Henry Weber, an early fur trader. The university opened for students on January 7, 1889. By the late 1920's, the college was in financial difficulty and the Utah Legislature passed a law allowing the purchase of both Weber College and Snow College from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1954 the college moved from downtown Ogden the southeast bench area of the city where it resides currently.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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

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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