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Rev Freeman Lewis Harford

Rev Freeman Lewis Harford

Pennsylvania, USA
Death 16 Jan 1933 (aged 92)
Yamhill, Yamhill County, Oregon, USA
Burial Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Memorial ID 43547407 · View Source
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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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  • Find A Grave Memorial 43547407
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Freeman Lewis Harford (Dec 1840–16 Jan 1933), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43547407, citing Multnomah Park Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Fay Carmichael (contributor 47275576) .