|Birth: ||Jun. 12, 1888|
|Death: ||Dec. 27, 1986|
Husband of Elsie (Rumley) Hardin and son of Henry Franklin Hardin and Dicey Jane (Waddell) Hardin
OBITUARY "Claremore Progress" (December 30, 1986)--
Rev. Harvey L. Hardin
Final rites for Rev. Harvey Louis Hardin were today at First Christian Church in Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.
Rev. Hardin died Saturday, Dec. 27, at Claremore Regional Medical Center after a long illness. He was 98.
He was born June 12, 1888 in Clinton, Ark., to Frank and Dicey Jane Waddell Hardin. He ministered several churches, the last at Big Cabin. Others were Mt. Zion, Watova, Talala, White Church and Community Church at Midway.
He was a member of the Chelsea Christian Church and had lived in the area since 1917, moving from Van Buren County, Ark.
He worked for Wiser Oil Company and Forrest Oil Company 26 years and Benjamin Funeral Home in Nowata from 1943 to 1951. He originated and pastored the First Christian Church in Chelsea, built in 1948. He was also a lifetime member of the Sunset Masonic Lodge No. 57 in Nowata and a member of the Scottish Rite Consistory in McAlester since 1929.
On March 23, 1915 he married Elsie Rumley in Rumley, Ark.
Survivors are his wife, Elsie of the home; sons, Esmond Hardin of Dallas, Texas, and Sylvester Hardin of Belleville, Ill.; daughter, Pauline Madeira of Lawton; brother, Bert Hardin of Lebanon, Ore.; sisters, Gertrude Jones of Los Angeles, Calif., and Arabelle Smith of North Little Rock, Ark.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
OBITUARY "The Chelsea Reporter" (Thursday, January 1, 1987) pg. 2--
Hardin Services Held At First Christian
Final rites for the Rev. Harvey L. Hardin, a revered Minister of the Christian Church, were conducted Tuesday afternoon, December 30, 1986 in First Christian Church which he helped to organize. Officiating were the Church Pastor, Rev. Richard Billings, and the Rev. Ben Killion of Hillside Christian Church in Nowata.
Burial was in Claremore Woodlawn Cemetery under direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.
Hardin died Saturday December 27, 1986 in Claremore Regional Medical Center following an illness of several months.
Hardin had spent much of his life in the Ministry, beginning some fifty years ago. The Churches he served included Midway Community Center, Watova, Talala, Mount Zion, and White Church. His last church was at Big Cabin. In 1948, he joined other members of his denomination to found the First Christian Church, and later erect the present Church building. He served several years as first Pastor of the Church.
Ecumenical in his religion, Hardin served as a Sunday School teacher at Memorial Methodist and Presbyterian Churches, and then filled the Presbyterian pulpit during an interim period.
Hardin came to the Chelsea-Alluwe area in 1917 from Van Buren, Arkansas. He worked in the local oil fields for Wiser Oil Company and Forrest Oil Company for 26 years. He was then employed in the Chelsea Chapel of Benjamin Funeral Home.
Affectionately known as ‘Pop,' Hardin was a familiar figure walking about town with his cane, to downtown meeting places, the nursing home or senior citizens center.
Hardin was a life member of Sunset Masonic Lodge in Nowata, which he served a Worshipful Master; and of the McAlester Consistory Scottish Rite since 1929.
A native of Arkansas, Harvey Louis Hardin was the son of Frank and Dicey Jane Waddell Hardin, born June 12, 1888 at Clinton. He grew up there and, after completing school at Clinton, attended the University of Arkansas. He taught school for 11 years before moving to Oklahoma.
He and his wife, the former Elsie Rumley, celebrated their 71st Wedding Anniversary on March 23. They were married in 1915 at Rumley.
Surviving is the widow; two sons and a daughter, Esmond Hardin of Dallas, Texas, Sylvester Hardin of Belleville, Illinois, and Mrs. Rex (Pauline) Madeira, Lawton; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother and two sisters, Bert Hardin of Lebanon, Oregon, Gertrude Jones, Los Angeles, California and Arabelle Smith, North Little Rock, Ark.
Elsie Rumley Hardin (1901 - 1989)*
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