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Rev Freeman Lewis Harford
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Birth: Dec., 1840
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 16, 1933
Yamhill
Yamhill County
Oregon, USA

Fourth of 12 children born to Daniel Craft Harford and Hannah L. Boyd in Pennsylvania, living in Washington County. Named for his father's brother.

At age 23 Freeman served 16 months during the Civil War - Enlisted in Company Battery D, Illinois 1st LA Batty D Light Artillery Battery on 29 Feb 1864. Promoted to Full Corporal. Mustered out on 28 Jul 1865 at Chicago, IL.

During the next 15 years he rejoined his parents in Kansas, working variously as a merchandise dealer, clergyman, farmer and a job printer.

In 1881 he married Helen and they eventually settled in Oregon. Freeman was a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church and active with his wife in the Christian Temperance Union.

The 1906 Centennial History of Oregon contains an article on Freeman 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."

After 1910 Freeman was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and spent over a decade in the Los Angeles Military Home while Helen continued to lecture throughout the USA and Canada.

She died in 1922 and Freeman in 1933, both back in Oregon.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Daniel Craft Harford (1813 - 1908)
  Hannah L. Boyd Harford (1814 - 1895)
 
 Spouse:
  Helen Dickinson Harford (1843 - 1922)
 
 Children:
  James C Harford (1858 - 1902)*
 
 Siblings:
  Thomas Minor Harford (1835 - 1901)*
  Robert Latimore Harford (1837 - 1883)*
  Freeman Lewis Harford (1840 - 1933)
  Mary Margaret Harford Miller (1843 - 1914)*
  Ella Anna R. Harford Shaw (1851 - 1920)*
  Allison Daniel Harford (1852 - 1933)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

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Freeman L. Harford
Co. D
1 ILL
L. Arty
 
Burial:
Multnomah Park Cemetery
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
 
Maintained by: Fay Carmichael
Originally Created by: David Anderson
Record added: Oct 26, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43547407
Rev Freeman Lewis Harford
Added by: David Anderson
 
Rev Freeman Lewis Harford
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Added by: Invenio Sepulchrum
 
 
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-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 29, 2013
The American people, North and South, went into the [Civil] war as citizens of their respective states, they came out as subjects what they thus lost they have never got back. H.L. Mencken
- NJBrewer
 Added: Dec. 14, 2011
for Freeman - your sister was a wonderful wife and mother to my cousins
- Fay Carmichael
 Added: Dec. 7, 2011
 
 
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