Arlington J. Harding

Brief Life History of Arlington J.

When Arlington J. Harding was born on 23 April 1907, in Nanticoke, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Richard Harding, was 22 and his mother, Catherine Williams, was 22. He married Martha May Kelley on 14 March 1928, in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Pultney, Belmont, Ohio, United States in 1910. He died in 1985, in Mountain Top, Fairview Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 78.

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Arlington J. Harding
Martha May Kelley
Marriage: 14 March 1928
Richard J. Harding
Vennetta J. Harding
Catherine Mary Harding

Sources (5)

  • Arlington Harding, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Arlington J Harding, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Arlington Harding, "United States Social Security Death Index"

World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

1909 · The NAACP is formed

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.


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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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