Sidney Thomas Harding

10 May 1868–28 March 1953 (Age 84)
Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Sidney Thomas

When Sidney Thomas Harding was born on 10 May 1868, in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Edward Gilbert Harding, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Ann Meeks, was 30. He married Lucy Edith Newell on 25 December 1888, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Mammoth, Juab, Utah, United States in 1920 and Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1930. He died on 28 March 1953, in Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sidney Thomas Harding
Lucy Edith Newell
Marriage: 25 December 1888
Vera Neal Harding
Ray Sidney Harding
Lora Marie Harding
Jennie Louisa Harding
Estella Harding
Lois Harding

Spouse and Children

25 December 1888
Provo, Utah, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 12

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 28

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

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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Story Highlight

E.G. Harding by D.B. Harker (2nd gt g-son). *See pdf 'Doc' above.

Edward G. Harding first met the elders of the Church when he was fifteen years old, in 1847. He was surprised to learn that his brother William (21) was already familiar with them and Edward Gilbert a …

Sources (3)

  • Sidney F Harding, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Sidney T Harding in household of Edward Harding, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Sidney Harding, "United States Census, 1920"

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