|Birth: ||Jul., 1843|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 28, 1922|
Helen and her parents were born in New York State. She married late, perhaps her second marriage. She was 38; Freeman was 41.
Helen was a graduate of the State Normal College at Albany and a teacher for almost 20 years.
The couple lived in Kansas and Missouri before settling in Oregon. One census lists the existence of three of four surviving children, but no names.
In 1901 Helen was elected president of the State Women's Christian Temperance Union. For two decades she was a much sought after lecturer throughout the States and Canada.
The 1906 Centennial History of Oregon contains an article ending: "The world is a better one because Mr. and Mrs. Harford have lived in it and their work is appreciated by many, in all parts of the country."
In 1912 she argued against the WCTU's support of Equal Rights for Women as well as the ballot, but by the end of the evening she admitted she was converted to the affirmative.
After her husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, he lived in Veterans' Hospitals in Los Angeles and Oregon while Helen continued to travel and lecture.
She died in Portland and was buried on March 2, 1922.
Freeman Lewis Harford (1840 - 1933)*
James C Harford (1858 - 1902)*
HELEN D. HARFORD
1843 - 1922
Multnomah Park Cemetery
Plot: E, 70, 6
Maintained by: Fay Carmichael
Originally Created by: Invenio Sepulchrum
Record added: Feb 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47617019