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Dr John A. "J. A." Harding
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Birth: Jun., 1832
Morgan County
Ohio, USA
Death: Apr. 3, 1902
Lawrence County
South Dakota, USA

John started out as a wool manufacturer, following his father's trade. He was later a dry goods merchant in Deadwood. He became Postmaster, and later served as Speaker of the House for the Dakota Territory in 1881. The county of Harding in South Dakota was named for him.

Black Hills Union, Rapid City, S.D., 11 April 1902

Was a Hills Pioneer. Sudden Death of Dr. Harding at Deadwood

Deadwood, S.D., April 3--Dr. John A. Harding died at his home in Deadwood very suddenly from a rupture of a blood vessel in the head. He was one of the pioneers of the Black Hills, coming to this region from Montana in 1876 and engaging actively in mining. He was for a number of years superintendent of Uncle Sam mine on Elk creek, now belonging to the Clover Leaf mining company, and he also owned extensive interests in mining properties in various parts of the Black Hills. He belonged to Deadwood lodge No. 7, A.F. and A.M., and was past master of the lodge. He was also a veteran of the civil war and a member of the G.A.R.

A wife and two daughters are left, the eldest daughter being the wife of J.R. Hickok, a civil engineer of Deadwood, and the other being Miss Madge Harding, who is in school near Chicago.

Buried in Section 3, Lot 3 
Family links: 
  William B. Harding (____ - 1861)
  Wilhelmina Elizabeth Kohlenburg Harding (1796 - 1862)
  Matilda Ruhama Cline Harding (1850 - 1922)
  Minnie Harding Hickox (1869 - 1959)*
  Maud Harding (1873 - 1883)*
  May Harding (1878 - 1883)*
  Ann R. Harding (1818 - 1882)*
  John A. Harding (1832 - 1902)
  Mary Jane Harding Gillespie (1833 - 1915)*
  Rachel W. Harding Palmer (1840 - 1903)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Lawrence County
South Dakota, USA
Created by: Bob Keith
Record added: Nov 14, 2011
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Dr John A. J. A. Harding
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Dr John A. J. A. Harding
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Dr John A. J. A. Harding
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Civil war veteran.
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 Added: Sep. 10, 2016

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