|Birth: ||Jul. 31, 1832|
|Death: ||Oct. 20, 1917|
Married to Mary Frances Webb
September 17, 1857
Being a lawyer by occupation, he was 85 years, 2 months & 19 days old when he passed away.
Cause of death was senile dementia
Major Harding was a cousin to U.S. President Harding
Missouri Death Certificate
Informant: W.B. Hill
Archive photo at top right accompanied article below
CARTHAGE EVENING PRESS
JUNE 1, 1893
A HANDSOME HOME
Maj. Harding's Residence on Clinton Street - Brief Biographical Sketch
Major H. H. Harding's residence on Clinton street is one of the model homes of Carthage. As the major says, "It has grown up," having been rebuilt and remodeled several times, since as a small residence it was erected twenty-three years ago . The house comprises ten rooms, is handsomely furnished and is supplied with all modern conveniences, such as hot and cold water, bathrooms, furnace, etc. An elaborate private conservatory, filled with choicest flowers is situated in the rear. The front of the house is beautified by a profusion of Wisteria and "Baltimore Belle" roses which climb gracefully over the porches. The lawn is enclosed with a neat iron fence and fringed with beds of flowers, while in front are stately elms planted by Major as just twigs twenty-two years ago.
The driveway and *porte-cochere along the south of the residence add much to the beauty of the property
[NOTE: Porte-cochere is the architectural term for a porch- or portico-like structure at a main or secondary entrance to a building through which a horse and carriage (or motor vehicle) can pass in order for the occupants to alight under cover, protected from the weather.]
Sketch of Major Harding
Major Harding first came to Missouri, a youth fresh from college, in 1855 from Ohio where he was born of New England parentage. On the organization of the territories of Kansas and Nebraska, and commenced the practice of law in partnership with J. Sterling Morton, now a member of the cabinet of President Cleveland, which partnership continued until the breaking out of the war. He has recently received a pleasant letter from his old partner and friend, the cabinet minister recounting old reminiscences and inviting the major to visit him in Washington and talk over old times.
He was adjutant general of Nebraska in 1861, and immediately in may when President Lincoln issued his proclamation calling for volunteers to defend the Union, he turned his law office into a recruiting station and was largely instrumental in organizing and equipping the first Nebraska regiment which he accompanied to the front, receiving with it the baptism of fire at Ft. Donaldson.
Our honored recorder of deeds, John C. Bailey, Sr. was a member of that regiment, and they take great pleasure in talking over the stirring events of that campaign. After that Major Harding returned to Nebraska on recruiting services, sending forward many squads of volunteers, among other two of his own brothers, one of whom sleeps in a soldier's grave, to fill the decimated ranks of his regiment, and also enlisted and and organized the 2nd Nebraska cavalry in 1862. He was then appointed assistant judge advocate general from the war department and served for a time on the staff of Gen. "Fighting Bob" Mitchell in command of the Department of the Platte. In 1864 he was sent with Inspector General Armstrong to examine into affairs at the forts and military stations on the western frontier, and owning to ill health in that year resigned his position and spent two years in Montana.
In 1867, he returned to Missouri, the first state of his adoption, and settled in Harrisonville, Cass county, where he remained until the spring of 1870, when he was appointed assistant general attorney of the Atlantic & Pacific Railway Co. (now the St. Louis & San Francisco) and, although Carthage was remote from the railroad at that time, and only connected by a stage line, Major Harding was so much attracted by its beautiful location and promise of prosperity that he located his family here though only permitted to visit them over Sunday once or twice a month, and he has never for a moment swerved in his loyalty to this, his adopted home, from that time to this. He has been eminently successful in his profession and has laid up a competence; is a director in the First National bank, one of our foremost banking institution, and interested in many other public enterprises.
Major Harding has always insisted that Carthage had been a cherishing mother to her children and that as they grew in wealth and prosperity they should not go elsewhere to spend their money and their days, but all should stick to this, their beautiful home.
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CARTHAGE EVENING PRESS
SEPTEMBER 25, 1907
WERE WED 50 YEARS AGO
Major and Mrs. H.H. Harding Celebrate Golden Wedding Anniversary Today
Held Informal Reception This Afternoon and Evening --
Many Congratulations Come To Them.
Major and Mrs. H.H. Harding celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their wedding today at a family dinner at 1 o'clock. Those present besides Major and Mrs. Harding were the couples two daughters and their husbands, Mr. & Mrs. A.T. Deacon of Harrisonville, accompanied by their daughter, Miss Frances Deacon, and Mr. & Mrs. William B. Hill of Kansas City; Major Harding's oldest brother, accompanied by his daughter, Miss Mary of Nebraska City, Nebraska; Major Harding's nephew, William H. Lininger,
of Topeka, Kansas, accompanied by his wife, and Mrs. Harding's sisters, Mrs. Sally Jones and Mrs. Cora Harrison of Carthage.
It was hoped that Paul Harding,the only son, could be present, but he is in Cuba with some very large contracts requiring his attention and he could not leave the island at this time under any consideration.
A brother of Major Harding, A.J. Harding of Chicago, had fully intended to be present today, but he was called east on important business a few days ago and could not carry out his original plans.
While Major and Mrs. Harding have arranged for no formal party in observance of today's anniversary and no invitations have been issued, they have held and informal reception throughout this afternoon with many callers and will continue to do so this evening. The couple are glad to see all their friends and receive personally their congratulations on the happy occasion.
♥♥ WERE WED IN INDIANA ♥♥
Major and Mrs. H.H. Harding were married at Madison, Indiana, September 17, 1857 and have lived in Carthage for the past 36 years, where they have prospered in life and where they have been surrounded by hosts of friends.
After leaving Indiana and before coming here, they were residents of Nebraska for a time and then moved to Ohio, coming from that state to Carthage.
All their children were born in Ohio.
Their many friends are today wishing this couple many more anniversaries of their wedding day.
Mary Frances Webb Harding (1839 - 1914)
Paul Harding (1863 - 1930)*
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