Martha "Mattie" Harding

2 November 1886–20 June 1974 (Age 87)
Fluvanna, Virginia, United States

The Life of Martha "Mattie"

Martha "Mattie" Harding was born on 2 November 1886, in Fluvanna, Virginia, United States. She married Merritt Hutchenson Bragg on 15 September 1919, in Scottsville, Fluvanna, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Richmond, Virginia, United States in 1930. She died on 20 June 1974, in Glen Allen, Henrico, Virginia, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Richmond, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Merritt Hutchenson Bragg
Martha "Mattie" Harding
Marriage: 15 September 1919
Francis M Bragg
Julian Alexander Bragg
Edward Hutchenson Bragg

Spouse and Children

15 September 1919
Scottsville, Fluvanna, Virginia, United States


    Francis M Bragg



    Edward Hutchenson Bragg


World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 8

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 23

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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 Bragg in household of Murett Bragg, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Martha Bragg in household of Merritt Bragg, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mattie A Harding in entry for Francis M Bragg, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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