Warren Dewitt Harden

Warren Dewitt Harden

Washington County, New York, USA
Death 23 Nov 1910 (aged 80)
Le Roy, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Le Roy, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 92456196 · View Source
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Obituary copied from he 11/30/1910 issue of the Mower County

Warren Dewitt Harden was born October 27, 1830 in Graceville, Washington Co. New York, and died at his home in LeRoy on Nov. 23, 1910. At the age of five years he went with his parents to Lake County, ILL. where he grew to manhood. On October 4, 1852 he married Miss Susannah Bryant. In 1854 he came to Volney, IA. and in the fall of 1868 to LeRoy, MN. which has since been their home.

There are four sons: Charles S. Postmaster at LeRoy, Horace still in the home, Att'y G.W.W., and B.A. a photographer, all residents of LeRoy and were with him in his last hours. There are also five grandchildren. His twin brother grew to manhood but was a victim of a threshing accident many years ago. His aged widow is in very feeble health but is surrounded by many hosts of loving friends and receiving the tenderest care of her family. Mr. Harden's patriotism was manifested early by his enlistment and service in the Mexican War, and constant service in the War of the Rebellion.

He conducted a photography gallery in LeRoy for many years, was then appointed postmaster, which he held for many years before resigning because of ill health and advancing years. He was an honored member of the Masonic Order, the O.E.S., and the Grand Army of the Republic. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Smits at the Presbyterian Church and by the Masonic Order at the cemetery Friday afternoon.
From the History of Mower County, 1911:Warren DeWitt Harden, now deceased, was for over forty years a well-known citizen of the vicinity of LeRoy, his death taking place November 23, 1910, at the age of eighty years. He was born in Granville, Washington county, New York, October 27, 1830, and lived at that place until about five years of age, when his parents moved to a point in Lake county, Illinois, about thirty miles north of Chicago.

At the age of seventeen the subject of this sketch enlisted in the Mexican war, serving with credit until its close. Then he returned to the home farm and attained no little distinction as a horseman. In connection with his farm life, he also spent several winters in the pine forests of Michigan. He was married October 4, 1852, to Susannah Bryant, and together they went to Volney, Iowa, where Warren DeW. opened a daguerreotype establishment in 1856. Here his two oldest sons were born. He was the first postmaster at Volney, and there he also learned the mason and stone cutting trade. During the Civil war he served in the Twenty-seventh Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and received his discharge as first sergeant in August, 1865.

At the close of the war he returned home and resumed his trade, also farming two years in Ludlow township, near Waukon, Iowa. Having injured his back, he again turned his attention to photography, coming to LeRoy in the fall of that year and conducting a gallery here for many years. He was appointed postmaster of LeRoy in 1898 and held that position until failing health caused him to resign in 1904. He was a member of the Masonic order, joining Eureka Lodge, No. 75, A. F. & A. M., in the year 1869, and some years later joining the chapter lodge of the same order. He was also an active member of the James George Post, G. A. R. Mr. Harden was survived by his wife and four sons: Charles S., born in 1857; George W. W., born in 1862; Horace G., born in 1867, and Bertie A., born in 1871.

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