William Gillies Harding Descendants

William Gillies Harding (abt 1803-15 Aug 1865)

+Elizabeth Fowler (1804-29 Jan 1846)

. . . . 2-Caroline Harding (8 May 1831-17 Mar 1895)

. . . . +Fred Spragg (abt 1830-19 May 1863)

. . . . . . . . 3-George Frederick Spragg (24 Oct 1857-16 Dec 1878)

. . . . . . . . 3-William H. Spragg (1 Oct 1854-1933)

. . . . . . . . +Martha Peterson (Aug 1863-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Edith Spragg (9 Mar 1885-1950)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-William Earl Spragg (26 May 1888-25 Feb 1937)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Edward Vernon Spragg (25 Aug 1891-26 Feb 1957)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Blanche Spragg (Mar 1895-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Florence Pearl Spragg (26 Nov 1899-21 Jun 1903)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Clarence Harold Spragg (19 Jun 1903-1 Nov 1981)

. . . . . . . . 3-John B. Spragg (19 Nov 1858-12 Oct 1886)

. . . . . . . . +Mary Louise Nicol (22 Jan 1862-1942)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Bertie Spragg (6 Sep 1880-8 Dec 1882)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-John Brunswick Spragg (29 Oct 1886-26 Dec 1949)

. . . . . . . . 3-Charlotte Spragg (12 Nov 1860-1939)

. . . . . . . . +Charles Stewart (1837-1931)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Frederick Stewart (abt 1879-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-William Lawrence Stewart (7 Apr 1884-10 Dec 1972)

. . . . . . . . 3-Winfred Spragg (31 Jan 1862-13 May 1862)

. . . . . . . . 3-Caroline Spragg (6 Apr 1863-15 Mar 1918)

. . . . . . . . +Perry W. Southwick (17 Jan 1860-12 Oct 1913)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-George Southwick (12 May 1883-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Perry W Southwick (29 Aug 1886-10 Nov 1938)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Earnest Southwick (10 Apr 1890-22 Apr 1935)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Caroline Elizabeth Southwick (4 Jul 1893-24 Jan 1955)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Clarence W Southwick (9 Jul 1903-2 Sep 1951)

. . . . +Levi Orcutt (-)

. . . . . . . . 3-Mabel Ann Orcutt (6 Jul 1872-25 May 1952)

. . . . . . . . +William Clinton Bingham (Oct 1867-1934)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Chester Levi Bingham (12 Jan 1895-18 Apr 1960)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Grace Irene Bingham (5 Aug 1897-30 Mar 1980)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Harold Ervin Bingham (3 Jun 1900-6 Jan 1935)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Sharlott Carrie Bingham (11 Feb 1908-1984)

. . . . 2-Abel Harding (30 Apr 1833-13 Nov 1906)

. . . . +Cynthia Gertrude Edwards (Sep 1846-2 Jun 1926)

. . . . . . . . 3-Edna Harding (abt 1866-16 Aug 1930)

. . . . . . . . +William C. Allen (1864-30 Oct 1940)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Cecil Allen (abt 1885-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Jessie MaE Allen (24 Jun 1886-24 Dec 1944)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Alice A. Allen (Jul 1889-15 Feb 1947)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Addie A Allen (12 Jul 1889-16 May 1913)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Flossy B Allen (23 Jul 1893-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Donald William Allen (10 Jul 1900-13 Nov 1964)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Dollie Allen (abt 1901-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-John Allen (abt 1903-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Wilbur Harry “Tink” Allen (6 Jun 1905-7 Mar 1964)

. . . . . . . . 3-Lettie Mae Harding (Sep 1867-1934)

. . . . . . . . +Edwin B. Hawley (1856-22 Jun 1925)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Fred Orville Hawley (15 Aug 1886-1 Feb 1964)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-William Harding  Hawley (16 Dec 1901-26 Dec 1988)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Birdie Jennie Hawley (4 Oct 1899-21 Feb 1996)

. . . . . . . . 3-Clara Jane Harding (abt 1872-23 Jul 1943)

. . . . . . . . +Frank Merrill (-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ada R Merrill (Jan 1892-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Hazel B Merrill (Nov 1894-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-James Abel Merrill (13 Dec 1896-10 Oct 1954)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Vivian Marie Merrill (16 Feb 1900-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Sidney Clifford Merrill (abt 1903-25 Oct 1941)

. . . . . . . . 3-Nina Belle “Mina” Harding (24 Nov 1876-1964)

. . . . . . . . +Albert Halverson (May 1863-10 Jan 1927)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Jenny Halverson (16 Sep 1895-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lloyd Halverson (Apr 1897-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Marie Halverson (abt 1904-)

. . . . . . . . 3-Grace Elizabeth Harding (10 Aug 1880-1906)

. . . . . . . . +Edward Quenell (8 Aug 1880-7 May 1952)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Hilda Edna Quenell (28 Oct 1903-27 Jun 1985)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-William James Quenell (31 Aug 1902-25 Jul 1986)

. . . . . . . . 3-Lola Harding (15 Mar 1883-8 Jun 1971)

. . . . . . . . +John Beauchemin (-14 Apr 1933)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Milton Seymore Bushman (8 Dec 1902-1966)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Kenneth G Bushman (abt 1909-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Nina Beauchemin (abt 1912-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-August Able Bushman (19 Aug 1919-3 May 1964)

. . . . . . . . +Samuel Niles (12 May 1871-14 Jun 1950)

. . . . . . . . 3-James Earl Harding (13 Jun 1885-19 Nov 1947)

. . . . . . . . +Pearl Spaulding (10 May 1885-1963)

. . . . . . . . +Anna Augusta Ewald (Jul 1886-30 Jan 1925)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Earl Leroy Harding (14 Dec 1911-24 Nov 1986)

. . . . . . . . 3-Martha Gertrude Harding (3 Oct 1888-21 Oct 1931)

. . . . . . . . +Leslie H Corbett (abt 1883-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ralph Harding Corbett (13 Sep 1911-15 Nov 1932)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Shirley Ruth Corbett (abt 1920-15 Jul 1986)

. . . . 2-Thomas Harding (abt 1834-18 Nov 1885)

. . . . +Mary E. Brine (14 Jul 1852-10 Dec 1885)

. . . . . . . . 3-James Franklin Harding (10 Jan 1872-28 Apr 1962)

. . . . . . . . +Laura M Betts (Jan 1880-1923)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Thomas Carl Harding (19 Nov 1903-7 Feb 1946)

. . . . . . . . +Carrie Edith Wilson (11 Mar 1888-1957)

. . . . . . . . 3-Addie Harding (abt 1875-19 Jan 1910)

. . . . . . . . 3-Maude Mabel Harding (abt 1876-)

. . . . . . . . +Clayton Earnest Cook (abt 1871-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Raymond Cook (1893-1894)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Guy Clayton Cook (22 Apr 1895-1 Apr 1949)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Harry Harding Cook (21 Jun 1897-6 Nov 1974)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Milton James Cook (Apr 1900-8 Dec 1904)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Marie Cook (3 Feb 1903-24 Feb 1997)

. . . . . . . . +Conrad C. Funk (14 Feb 1865-1 May 1951)

. . . . . . . . +Harvey William Dean (1873-1945)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Harold Harvey Dean (5 Jun 1908-14 May 1991)

. . . . 2-Abigail Harding (abt 1837-)

. . . . 2-Julia Harding (1840-4 Jan 1892)

. . . . +Albert Hutchinson (abt 1838-22 Jul 1896)

. . . . . . . . 3-Gertrude Hutchinson (12 Jul 1860-1 Oct 1914)

. . . . . . . . +Johann Georg Layer (5 Feb 1850-30 Oct 1913)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lidia Marie Layer (28 Apr 1878-3 Feb 1942)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-May Louisa Layer (7 Apr 1880-7 Jul 1881)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ernest H. Layer (23 Mar 1884-2 Feb 1885)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Albert John Layer (1 Apr 1888-23 Jun 1936)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-_____ Layer (30 Nov 1898-31 Dec 1898)

. . . . . . . . 3-Albert G. Hutchinson (9 Jun 1862-11 Apr 1922)

. . . . . . . . +Mary Anna Baker (abt 1863-aft 1922)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Mary Lidia Hutchinson (4 Aug 1892-5 Aug 1985)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Rachel Hutchinson (Aug 1890-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ray Gillis Hutchinson (21 Aug 1892-14 Feb 1942)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-John William Hutchinson (14 Apr 1895-16 Mar 1939)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Sarah Elizabeth Hutchinson (27 Aug 1897-26 Mar 1976)

. . . . . . . . 3-William Henry Hutchinson (2 Mar 1865-15 May 1936)

. . . . . . . . +Mary Ella Hall (abt 1870-14 Jun 1950)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ella May Hutchinson (abt 1890-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Alzeda Hutchinson (12 Aug 1892-30 Dec 1964)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-William M. Hutchinson (7 Oct 1892-12 Jun 1952)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ruth Hutchinson (28 Jun 1897-2 Jul 1930)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ruby Grace Hutchinson (20 Jun 1898-20 Dec 1918)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Jennie Hutchinson (Jun 1899-12 Mar 1954)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Thomas Guy Hutchinson (28 Aug 1901-12 Jan 1962)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Elmer Leroy “Roy” Hutchinson (26 Feb 1905-20 Sep 1967)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-_____ Hutchinson (6 Mar 1907-)

. . . . . . . . 3-Frederick Hutchinson (abt 1867-)

. . . . . . . . 3-Cary Hutchinson (abt 1869-)

. . . . . . . . 3-Winifred Mae “Winnie” Hutchinson (6 May 1871-23 Sep 1913)

. . . . . . . . +Hiram Miles Currey (23 Oct 1866-15 Sep 1943)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Infant Currey (18 Apr 1892-10 May 1892)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Henry Currey (25 May 1893-20 May 1906)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Herbert Miles Currey (3 Apr 1895-20 Apr 1971)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Hiram Currey (11 Aug 1897-24 Jan 1898)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Myrtle Irene Currey (11 Jan 1899-23 Jul 1970)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Mary Lela Currey (17 Aug 1901-8 Dec 1977)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Winnie Letha Currey (30 Jun 1903-11 Feb 1992)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Earnest Oran Currey (5 Apr 1906-25 May 1979)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Alma Jean Currey (5 Apr 1912-7 Sep 1989)

. . . . . . . . 3-Elnora Hutchinson (21 Sep 1874-21 May 1921)

. . . . . . . . +Zachariah Northern (5 Sep 1866-29 Jun 1952)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Maude Mulida Northern (5 May 1890-21 Jun 1949)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-James Northern (Feb 1892-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Claud Northern (abt 1893-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Hazel S. Northern (21 Mar 1900-30 Sep 1976)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Jessie Northern (15 Dec 1910-15 Feb 1988)

. . . . . . . . 3-Guy Thomas Hutchinson (29 Feb 1876-12 Feb 1946)

. . . . . . . . +Ida Pasha Belle _____ (29 Jul 1888-9 Jan 1961)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Dorothy L. Hutchinson (21 Nov 1912-Dec 1979)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ethel Belle Hutchinson (18 Jul 1921-25 Apr 1935)

. . . . . . . . 3-Francesca Hutchinson (Jul 1879-)

. . . . . . . . 3-Howard Hutchinson (1881-27 Mar 1905)

. . . . . . . . 3-Elvira Hutchinson (abt 1884-)

. . . . 2-Isabella Harding (31 Aug 1844-27 Dec 1900)

. . . . +Samuel B. Palmer (10 Jul 1836-21 Jan 1926)

. . . . . . . . 3-Isadora Palmer (9 Feb 1862-11 Sep 1925)

. . . . . . . . +Ireneous Payne Burbank (28 Dec 1853-2 May 1936)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Herschel Burbank (16 Jan 1897-1897)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Charles P Burbank (16 Jan 1898-25 Jan 1898)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Verna May Burbank (12 Dec 1893-30 Dec 1969)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Frank Henry Burbank Sr (12 Jun 1891-19 Jul 1934)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Estella Maude Burbank (10 Mar 1888-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Vernon Burbank (30 Nov 1899-30 Nov 1899)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-George Samuel Burbank (17 Jan 1885-1 Jun 1906)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Hazel Irene Burbank (21 Dec 1904-26 Dec 1992)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Penny Mable Burbank (2 Feb 1883-30 Apr 1883)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Minnie Malida Burbank (19 Oct 1879-6 Mar 1883)

. . . . . . . . 3-Olive Palmer (26 Feb 1865-22 Sep 1927)

. . . . . . . . +John W. Stanley (1856-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-John W Stanley (24 Oct 1885-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-LeRoy Stanley (Jun 1890-25 Mar 1916)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Elmer Walter Stanley (24 Oct 1885-12 Apr 1922)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-William Brooks Stanley (30 May 1881-6 Oct 1927)

. . . . . . . . 3-Emma Abigail Palmer (abt 1868-22 Sep 1944)

. . . . . . . . +James William Kelley (20 Aug 1861-24 Oct 1933)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Jessie Mae Kelley (Jan 1892-16 Feb 1919)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-James Robert Kelley (7 Jan 1903-16 Jun 1964)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ralph W Kelley (4 Jul 1890-21 Nov 1935)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Archie Richmond Kelley (10 May 1888-16 Oct 1963)

. . . . . . . . 3-Walter Palmer (1 May 1870-15 Feb 1932)

. . . . . . . . +Millie Amelia Snowden (16 Jan 1876-15 Sep 1955)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Elmer L Palmer (2 Jun 1893-16 Mar 1963)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Everett Joy Palmer (5 Nov 1895-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Florence Mae Palmer (25 Aug 1900-31 May 1987)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ruby Florine Palmer (1902-1930)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Earl E. Palmer (14 Jan 1905-14 Jul 1936)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Carl H. Palmer (10 Aug 1908-25 Aug 1986)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ray A. Palmer (20 Mar 1916-4 Mar 1945)

. . . . . . . . 3-Sophia Palmer (abt 1875-)

. . . . . . . . +Robert T. Burns (-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Myrtle Burns (Dec 1896-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Eva Ruth Burns (5 May 1898-6 Jul 1985)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Irene “Rene” Burns (7 Feb 1902-4 Jan 1980)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lester Burns (27 Feb 1903-5 Jun 1972)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Robert T Burns (19 Sep 1904-8 Apr 1905)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Neal Eugene Burns (27 Dec 1906-6 Jan 1966)

. . . . . . . . +James Morey (1873-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Myrtle Leona Morey (7 Mar 1890-5 Aug 1964)

. . . . . . . . 3-Frank Palmer (22 Nov 1875-)

. . . . . . . . +Mary Elizabeth Evans (14 Oct 1879-25 Aug 1969)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Frank Leroy Palmer (22 Jul 1898-8 Jul 1900)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Fred Isma Palmer (29 Aug 1900-22 Apr 1975)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Geneva ” Eva” Isabel Palmer (28 Sep 1902-25 Jul 1978)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Thelma Mae Palmer (22 Dec 1905-Feb 1979)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Carl George Palmer (2 Sep 1908-10 Apr 1973)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lena Marie Palmer (11 May 1911-3 Apr 1984)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Mary Mildred Palmer (1914-18 Jan 1917)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-William Palmer (29 Nov 1916-18 Jan 1917)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Walter E. ” Bill” Palmer (8 Mar 1918-25 Aug 1994)

. . . . . . . . 3-Irene Isabelle Palmer (30 Aug 1878-4 Sep 1940)

. . . . . . . . +Harvey Roberts (-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Alva Joy Roberts (1 Jul 1897-1 Feb 1936)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Samuel Roberts (Sep 1899-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Edith Mae Roberts (6 Oct 1902-2 Apr 1986)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Jesse  Roberts (1906-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Alida Jean Roberts (27 Jun 1910-8 Jun 1966)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Irene Roberts (abt 1914-)

. . . . . . . . 3-Jesse Cecil Palmer (2 Mar 1882-16 May 1944)

. . . . . . . . +Mary L. Bossung (Oct 1879-31 Jul 1947)

. . . . . . . . +Ollie Harding (-)

. . . . 2-William Henry Harding (15 Apr 1846-15 Apr 1917)

. . . . +Sarah M. Orcutt (abt 1852-)

. . . . . . . . 3-Jesse Harding (28 Feb 1869-May 1939)

. . . . . . . . 3-Ida B. Harding (28 May 1874-28 Feb 1949)

. . . . . . . . +James Vinsonhaler (18 Mar 1869-24 Nov 1957)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-William Henry Vinsonhaler (27 Sep 1897-21 Nov 1953)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Gertrude Vinsonhaler (8 Feb 1900-26 Oct 1960)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-James Harold Vinsonhaler (19 Sep 1903-25 Nov 1963)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Wilma Vinsonhaler (abt 1908-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Maurice Vinsonhaler (9 May 1910-29 May 1984)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lola Vinsonhaler (4 Sep 1916-19 Dec 2006)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-James H. Vinsonhaler (abt 1924-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Leonard S. Vinsonhaler (abt 1925-)

. . . . . . . . 3-William Edward Harding (23 Jun 1877-10 Feb 1954)

. . . . . . . . +Violet Mae Spicer (10 Jul 1884-9 Oct 1919)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Goldie Harding (1904-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Bertha Harding (1909-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ollie Harding (abt 1914-)

. . . . . . . . 3-Grace Harding (Nov 1890-)

. . . . . . . . +Russell Conwell Bennett (15 Feb 1894-Apr 1973)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-William Russell Bennett (30 Aug 1922-13 Oct 2016)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Jack Bennett (1918-)

+Eliza Henderson (abt 23 Nov 1817-23 May 1887)

. . . . 2-Hattie C. Harding (Sep 1857-)

. . . . +William H. Everts (10 Jan 1855-21 Jun 1929)

. . . . . . . . 3-Harry Henderson Everts (2 Mar 1889-Dec 1970)

. . . . . . . . +Mary Belle Mitchell (1895-1977)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Dorothy Jane Everts (18 Aug 1920-8 Jul 1991)

. . . . . . . . 3-Irl A Everts (17 May 1892-4 Apr 1945)

. . . . . . . . +Genevieve D Brallier (-)

. . . . . . . . 3-Agnes M. Everts (12 May 1897-10 Feb 1920)

. . . . . . . . 3-Minnie Everts (4 Oct 1900-10 Jun 1968)

. . . . . . . . +Vergil Glen Dixon (-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lyle G. Dixon (-)

. . . . 2-Minerva E. Harding (Apr 1864-24 Sep 1938)

Harding ThruLines

Are you a fan of Ancestry’s ThruLines or a naysayer? Since I believe ThruLines can be a valuable tool, I’m willing to research descendants of my ancestors and to make corrections in my tree when my additional research identifies issues.

As I’m currently researching the descendants of William G. Harding (1803-1865), I’m struggling with his son Abel Harding (1833-1906) and his descendants. At this point, I have identified the children of Abel Harding and Cynthia Gertrude Edwards as follows:

  • Edna Harding (1866-1930) – md William C. Allen
  • Lettie Mae Harding (1867-1934) – md Edwin B. Hawley
  • Clara Jean Harding (1872-1943) – md Frank Merril in 1890 in Pipestone, MN
  • Nina Belle Harding (1876-1964) – md Albert Halverson in 1894 in Yellow Medicine, MN
  • Grace Elizabeth Harding (1880-1906) – md Edward Quenell in 1901 in Rulo, NE
  • Lola Harding (1883-1971) – md John Beauchemin in Rulo, NE
  • James Earl Harding (1885-1947) – md Anna Ewald in Anacortes, WA
  • Martha Gertrude Harding (1888-1931) – md Leslie H Corbett

Hoping that I have this family correct, I decided to check my ThruLines for William G. Harding that go thru Abel to see if I have DNA data to support the family. Since my brothers also tested, I have three sets of ThruLines.

My ThruLines
DC ThruLines
LivingT ThruLines

At first glance, I have matches thru the 7 daughters. As an additional test, I analyzed each of these matches and compared the shared CMs for the matches with the expected results from the Shared CM project.

Looking at this data, it may support the following daughters: Edna, Lettie Mae and Martha G. Because quite a few of these matches share a very low number of cM, I can’t use this data as ‘PROOF’ that I have the family correct.

Even though this doesn’t ‘prove’ the family, it also doesn’t disprove any of the family. Thus, I need to do more digging to try and locate additional information for this family.

Baby Pics

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Merged Abels

Do you ever feel like you’ve made a mistake in your genealogy research that seems almost impossible to undo? That’s how I feel right now with my research of Harding descendants.

I recently wrote about my confusing to Abel Hardings who are actually first cousins in my Multiple Abels post. As I’ve been researching the descendants of William Gillies Harding, I’ve discovered that there is a third Abel Harding. At this time, I only have an 1870 census record to identify this third Abel.

  • Abel Harding, age 36, living in Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin in 1870 – son of Abel Guilford Harding and Ann Nase
  • Abel Harding, age 36, living in Fremont, Fayette County, Iowa in 1870 – son of William Gillies Harding and Elizabeth Fowler; Also listed in the census was a wife, Centhy, and two children Edna, age 3 and May, age 2
  • Abel Harding, age 29, living in Bremer County, Iowa with a wife named Cynthia and two children Ida, age 4 and Ella, age 2
1870 Racine County, Wisconsin
1870 Census Fayette County, Iowa
1870 Census Bremer County, Iowa

Even though there is an age difference, the two Abel Hardings on the 1870 census in Iowa appear to have been merged on FamilySearch. FamilySearch shows Cynthia Harding as Cynthia Gertrude Edwards, born in 1848 in New York. This matches the information for Cynthy Hading in the Fremont County census. When it comes to the children, it appears they have been merged. Edna and Ida becomes Edna Ada Harding while May and Ella becomes Ella Mary Harding.

In 1880, the census for what is likely the 2nd Abel Harding shows the following family living in Mitchell County, Iowa.

  • Abel Harding, age 48, born New Brunswick
  • Cynthia Harding, age 33, born New York
  • Ada Harding, age 14, born Iowa
  • Mary Harding, age 13, born Iowa
  • Clara Harding, age 8, born Michigan
  • Lina Harding, age 3, born Iowa
1880 Census Mitchell County, Iowa

This 1880 census record caused me to assign the name, May Mary Harding to the second child. Whether I copied that from someone else or whether they copied that from me, it appears on 58 Ancestry trees.

Many of these trees also include the name ‘Lettie’. By using the name, Lettie Harding, I was able to find additional records to piece together her family.

After doing some digging on FamilySearch, I was able to locate what is likely this same family.

So far, I haven’t found additional information on the third Abel Harding.

However, I have been able to document Lettie Mae Harding Hawley’s family. (Endnote numbers at end of each fact.) Much more research will be required to make sure that I’m not making mistakes again.

Name: Lettie Mae Harding (GC7W-JS2)

Sex: Female
Father: Abel Harding (LJKW-BX4) 1833-1906
Mother: Cynthia Gertrude Edwards 1846-1926

Individual Facts
Birth Sep 1867 Iowa, United States 2–3

Residence 1870 (about age 3) Fremont, Iowa, United States 1

Residence 19 Jun 1880 (about age 12) Cedar Township, Mitchell, Iowa, United States 4

Residence 1895 (about age 28) Vinton, Benton, Iowa, United States 5

ChildParent-Parent 4 Oct 1899 (about age 32) Birdie Jennie Hawley (GC7W-KHX); Clear Lake, Deuel, South Dakota, United States 6

Residence 1900 (about age 33) Clear Lake, Deuel, South Dakota, United States 3

ChildParent-Parent 16 Dec 1901 (about age 34) William Harding Hawley (GC7W-VWG); Deuel, South Dakota, United States 7

Residence 1910 (about age 43) Seattle, King, Washington, United States 8

Residence 1920 (about age 53) Clear Lake, Deuel, South Dakota, United States 9

Alt. Name Mary Hawley (GC7W-JS2) 10

Residence 1931 (about age 64) Fort Ripley, Crow Wing, Minnesota, United States 10

Death 1934 (about age 67) South Dakota, United States 2,11

Burial Hillcrest Cemeter, Estelline, Hamlin, South Dakota, United States 2

Marriages/Children

Edwin B. Hawley (GC7W-GFB) 1856-1925
Children Fred Orville Hawley (G8DL-QHR) 1886-1964
William Harding Hawley (GC7W-VWG) 1901-1988
Birdie Jennie Hawley (GC7W-KHX) 1899-1996

Endnotes:

  1. 1870 U.S. Census, Fayette County, Iowa, population schedule, Fremont, Fayette County, Iowa, page 5 Image 5 of 13, household 56, Harding Abel; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online January 2018)
  2. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online 1 November 2020), memorial for May Hawley (1867-1934), Find a Grave Memorial no. #46625124, created by L Nystrom, citing HIllcrest Cemetery, Estelline, Hamline County, South Dakota; accompanying photograph by L Nystrom, May Hawley.
  3. 1900 U.S. Census, Deuel County, South Dakota, population schedule, Clear Lake, Deuel County, South Dakota, ED 129, Sheet 2B Image [Image] of [ImageTotal], family 46, E. B. Hawley; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 1 November 2020)
  4. 1880 U.S. Census, Mitchell County, Iowa, population schedule, Cedar Township, Mitchell County, Iowa, page 18 Image [Image] of [ImageTotal], household 180, Abel Harding; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online January 2018); NARA microfilm publication T9
  5. “Iowa, State Census, 1895,”State Historical Society of Iowa, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online (1 November 2020), May Hawley.
  6. Social Security Administration, “Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007,” database on-line, Ancestry, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ : viewed online 1 November 2020), Birdie J Grothaus.
  7. “South Dakota, Birth Index, 1856-1917,” database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 16 October 2021), William Harding Hawley.
  8. 1910 U.S. Census, King County, Washington, population schedule, Seattle, King County, Washington, enumeration district (ED) ED 58, Sheet 20A, family 44, Edwin Hawley; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 16 October 2021); NARA microfilm publication T624.
  9. 1920 U.S. Census, Deuel County, South Dakota, population schedule, Clear Lake, Deuel County, South Dakota, ED 126, Sheet 2A Image 3 of 18, family 29, E. B. Hawley; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 16 October 2021)
  10. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online July 2018), memorial for Martha G Harding Corbett (1888-1931), Find a Grave Memorial no. #150778946, created by Merrily Lawson, citing cremated, ;, Martha G Harding Corbett.
  11. South Dakota, Death Index, 1879-1955, Lettie M. Hawley, 18 March 1934; database with images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 16 October 2021). Original Source: Index to South Dakota Death Records, 1905-1955.

RM8 Source Templates

When it comes to recording sources for our genealogy research, we all likely have our own unique methods. I know that some people use Free Form citations while others may copy/paste a citation from Ancestry or other sites. For me, I use templates to prompt me for the various pieces of information and to insert the correct punctuation.

RootsMagic 7 and 8 has templates built in that make this process easy.

When I first started using RootsMagic, I used these built-in templates. However, I soon discovered that one cannot modify a built-in template. Thus, I started making a copy of a built-in template so that I could control the template. To do this, I highlight the desired template and click the COPY button. This opens the ‘Copy this template’ window

Answerinig ‘YES’ to the question adds the copy to the list of templates.

Highlighting the copied template and clicking on the EDIT button opens the template allowing me to change the name of the source type and to modify the template when desired.

The SOURCE TEMPLATE window in RM 8 is very similar to that from RM7. Any field with an X in the D column is considered a SOURCE DETAIL FIELD. At the bottom of the SOURCE TEMPLATE FIELD window is a check box by the statement ‘This field is a source detail field.’ If this box is checked then the X is placed in the D column. The fields with an X in the D column form the CITATION in RM8.

Once I make any changes to the fields, I then change the name of the source type. I have elected to name the templates I’ve created with a name beginning with _EE_. Thus, I place _EE_ ahead of the name and then remove the word (Copy) from the end of the name.

By naming my templates in this manner, they appear at the top of the list of templates.

One of the templates I had previously modified was the ‘Census, U.S. Federal (Online images)’ template

By having my own template, I was able to add two fields [Image] and [ImageTotal]. I also modified the Footnote Template to include those two pieces of information.

Thus, when I encounter a source that I haven’t already used, such as the 1870 census for Jennings County, Indiana, I can click on the ADD NEW SOURCE button in the upper left of the Select Source window.

Then I locate my template for federal census records from the list.

This opens the Add New Source window where I can enter the information for the source.

I then fill in the information from the source.

When finished adding the source info, I click on next. This opens the ADD CITATION portion of the window. The information in the CITATION DETAILS section of this window are those fields marked as DETAIL FIELDS in my template.

I then add the information from the source.

As I add the citation information, the footnote is updated.

NOTE: For now, I am letting the program generate the ‘CITATION NAME’. I haven’t figured out a naming process that would work on a wide variety of citations and am satisfied that I can find a citation from a list of citations for a source.

Once the citation is saved, I then go back into the source citation to add the Research Note and attach a media file.

When working with Ancestry, I usually use Ctrl-C to copy the information from the Ancestry record and then use CTRL-Shift-V to paste that information into the Research note Field.

Remembering to Click the Check mark in the upper right corner, the note is saved and attached to the citation.

My templates aren’t perfect, but they help me get the details recorded and structure the citations without having to remember every detail.

Discharged

Washington Marion Crawford’s military discharge

To all whom it may concern
Know ye, that Washington M Crawford
Sergeant of Captain _____
Company (H) 2nd Regiment of New York Cav.
Volunteers who was enrolled on the third day of August
one thousand eight hundred and sixty one to serve three years or
during the war, is hereby Discharged form the service of the United States
this eight day of April 1865, at New York
City by reason of Expiration of term of service
No objection to his being re-enlisted is known to exist.

Said Washington M Crawford was born in Warren County
in the State of Indiana, is twenty six years of age
five feet ten inches high, fair complexion, grey eyes
sandy hair, and by occupation when enrolled, a farmer

Given at New York city this Sixth day of
May 1865

Henry [A Eller]
Capt [143] U.S. Infnty
Commanding the Regt

M[ust] Off

Back of discharge paper

W M Crawford

Received for Record Dec
13th 1866 at 10 Oclock A.M.
and recorded in miscellaneous
Record No. 1 Page 129

Geo Adams
R. W. Co. Ind

W M Crawford
Paid
Get This Recorded

They Eloped

Are you a fan of the hints the various genealogy sites provide linking someone in your tree to a record? I have to admit that I am a fan of those hints, particularly the Ancestry leaf hints. Some would say that I’m a lazy researcher when I’m doing descendancy research since I often don’t dig any further than those hints.

And then I run across Maude Mabel Harding with hints for three different surnames. At first, I dismiss those hints since FamilySearch does not show Maude (KCW7-CK2) with only one husband, Clayton Cook, whom she married in 1892 in Bremer County, Iowa. But those hints keep ‘poking’ at me, wanting me to pay attention. Thus, I decide to look at the three suggested trees. And I find the Sears Family Tree with the three husbands and SOURCES.

One of those sources is a 1930 Iowa marriage record where Maud Mabel (Harding) Dean lists her parents as Thomas Harding and Mary Briner – the same parents that I have for Maud Mabel Harding. According to the record, Maude Mabel Dean married Conrad C. Funk on 6 Aug 1930.

With this 1930 record and the 1892 record from Bremer County, Iowa, I now have identified two potential husbands for Maude Mabel Harding: Clayton Earnest Cook and Conrad C. Funk.

But in the 1930 marriage record, her surname was Dean. Thus, I need to look for a marriage sometime between her marriage to Clayton Cook in 1892 and her marriage to Conrad Funk in 1930. The Ancestry tree that led me to the marriage record identifies the second husband as Harvey W. Dean. It also indicates that Maude and Harvey Dean had a son born in 1908. This would place their marriage sometime between 1903 and 1908.

I decided to search Iowa newspapers to see what I could learn about Harvey Dean and his wife, Maude Harding Cook. I found an article in The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) indicating that Harvey Dean and Mrs. Cook eloped.

Waverly Has an Elopement Sensation
Harvey Dean and Mrs. Clayton Cook Left Town Together
Waverly, Iowa, Oct. 13 — One of the greatest sensations which has occurred in Waverly for several years has just come to light in the discovery that one woman’s husband and another man’s wife, who left Waverly on the same day for different destinations, really went together and are now supposed to be living in St. Paul as husband and wife. The man in the case is Harvey W. Dean, a carpenter by trade, and one of Waverly’s best known citizens. He is the only son of the late G. R. Dean, once county superintendent of Bremer county and for many years mayor of Waverly. The woman with whom Dean is said to have eloped is Mrs. Clayton Cook, who for the past few years has resided in the third ward. Mrs. Cook took with her her three small children.
Harven Dean has led a rather unusual life. His wife secured a divorce from him and soon after married him again. They have four small children, one of which was born before the divorce and three since they were remarried. about two years ago, Dean, who is a splendid specimen of physical manhood, and conceded to be the strongest man in Bremer county, discovered that he posessed rare hypnotic powers. For several monthes he successfully toured the country giving demonstrations in coutry school houses. It is now believed that this hypnotic power has played an important part in the elopement. Parties in position to know state that for some months past Mrs. Cook has acted as one under a hypnotic spell. A particularly atrocious feature of the elopement is the fact that at the time of leaving home, his little children were under quarantine, being afflicted with scarlet fever.

“Waverly Has an Elopement Sensation,” The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), 13 October 1905, page 1; digital images, Newspaepers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 6 October 2021).

Several other Iowa newspapers had a version of this same story. Then a year and a half later, the Waterloo Iowa Courier contains a notice of the marriage of Harvey Dean and Maude Cook.

The City in Brief
A license to wed as issued today to Harvey W. Dean, 33 and Maude M. Cook, 30, both of Waterloo.

“The City in Brief,” The Courier (Waterloo, Iowa), 8 February 1907, page 8; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 6 October 2021).

A search of the Ancestry database, Iowa Marriage Records, 1880-1951, found a marriage record for Harvey Dean and Maude Cook.

Name: Maude M Cook
[Maude M Hardy]
Gender: Female
Race: American
Age: 31
Birth Date: abt 1876
Birth Place: Bremer Co. IA
Marriage Date: 8 Feb 1907
Marriage Place: Black Hawk, Iowa, USA
Father: Hardy
Mother: Mary Brown
Spouse: Harvey W Dean

These newspaper articles and marriage records support the tree with multiple husbands for Maude Mabel Harding. Now, I need to go back and pay attention to those hints that I ignored. This experience is teaching me to dig a little deeper when the hints keep pushing me in a different direction.

Multiple Abels

Have you ever looked at some of the facts that you have entered for a person and questioned whether you had mixed up two people of the same name? That was my situation when I was researching descendants of William Gillies Harding, including his son, Abel Harding.

I had accepted an Ancestry hint indicating that this Abel Harding had served for the state of Wisconsin during the civil war. Knowing that there were other Hardings, including an Abel Harding, living in Wisconsin, I decided to do some research on those Harding.

The elder Abel Harding in Wisconsin is a brother to William Gillies Harding. Thus, their sons, both named Abel, are first cousins.

I was able to locate an obituary for Abel G. Harding of Racine, Wisconsin. This obituary not only proves that it was the Wisconsin cousin who served during the civil war, but will help me with future research of these two men and their families.

Abel G. Harding Called by Death
Well Known Old Time Lake Captain and Veteran of Civil War Passes Away Early Today
Capt. Abel G. Harding, aged 86, soldier of the Civil war, prominent retired lake captain, pioneer citizen and former member of the local police department, died about 9 o’clock this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clara Steffens, 1522 Phillips avenue.
He was born in New Brunswick and came to Racine when a lad 16 years of age and lived here to the time of his death. When a young man he was a sailor on the Great Lakes and because of his ability rapidly rose to the position of second mate, then first mate and captain and for many years commanded some of the largest sailing vessels plying between Lake Michigan ports and Buffalo, and other eastern ports of entry. He was considered a very careful navigator.
When the civil war broke out he enlisted in Company K. forty-ninth Wisconsin infantry, going in as a private and coming out as corporal. He was a brave and courageous soldier and took part in most of the battles of his regiment.
Capt. Harding was a member of the local police force for some years, and he was also superintendent of construction of sewers and other public work in Racine and other cities for the E. R. Harding company.
In the death of Capt. Harding another pioneer passes to the majority. He was a progressive citizen, honest and upright and always ready to assist in anything that was fair and honorable.
He is survived by three children — Edward R. Harding and Mrs. Clara Steffens, of this with, and William Harding, of Chicago, also six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

“Abel G. Harding Called by Death,” Racine Journal (Racine, Wisconsin), 17 September 1920, page 1; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 30 September 2021).

Hints

Do you use the hinting system found on some of the genealogy websites? Or, are you one that only searches for specific information?

When I first started researching my family history, my process was centered around locating specific information. In reality, this research involved locating specific types of records and then using those records to search for my famiily.

Today, I am spoiled. Even though I will search for a particular set of records or county histories, I spend most of my research time following those hints. Since I primarily use Ancestry, those leaf hints often take me to obvious sources such as census records, Find a Grave memorials or vital records. Sometimes, they lead me to a record that I wouldn’t have thought to research.

That is the case with a hint for my great grandmother, Josie Winifred Hammond Crawford. I had already done quite a bit of research on Josie. Thus, when I saw a new hint, I thought it would be to another Ancestry member tree. Instead, I was surprised to find the hint leading to an obituary.

Since I live in Kansas, I have access to a wonderful newspaper collection at the Kansas State Historical Society. Thus, I had already found my great grandmother’s obituary in the Dodge City Daily Globe. This find was in my early days of research, when I transcribed portions of the obituary and took notes on the other parts.

Even though many of the Dodge City newspapers have been digitized, the 1954 issues have yet to be digitized. Thus, I was surprised to find that the Ancestry hint led to a copy of Josie’s obituary. This obituary was published in The Wichita Eagle (Wichita, Kansas) on 28 Sep 1954.

Pioneer of Kansas Dies at Dodge City

(Special to the Eagle)

Dodge City, Kan. Sept. 27 – Mrs. Josie W. Crawford, 79, widely known resident for many years here, died Monday morning in Trinity hosptial where she had been a patient briefly for treatment. She had been active until her final illness.

Born Feb. 9, 1875 in Know County, Ill., she came with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richmond F. Hammond to Pratt County. Two years later the family moved to a farm in Ford County southwest of Dodge City and later moved to Dodge city.

Miss Hammond was married to Judson F. Crawford Dec. 24, 1890. Mr. and Mrs. Crawford celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1940. Mr. Crawford died in February , 1949.

Mrs. Crawford had been active in Methodist work since girlhood and received her 50 year pin several years ago. Among her many public services Mrs. Crawford helped organize and was an active member of the East Side Bible Class organized in 1917 and still active.

Final rites are slated for w p.m. Wednesday in the First Methodist Church here with the Rev. Alvin W. Murray officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery here.

“Pioneer of Kansas Dies at Dodge City,” The Wichita Eagle (Wichita, Kansas), 28 September 1954, page 11; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 5 September 2021).

Without the Ancestry hinting system, I doubt I would have found this particular obituary for my great grandmother. Thus, I will continue to work thru these hints.

Genealogy Fun

It’s Saturday Night again –Time for some more Genealogy Fun!!


Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music):
1)  What was your best “genealogy find” this week (or this month, or this year)?  Was it a new ancestor, a new record, a new conclusion drawn, a new photograph, or something else?

Who would think that this week’s question would be so difficult. However, when one’s blog posts tend to share these finds on a regular basis, this becomes more difficult. Below are four of my recent posts that could easily have been written in response to this week’s question:

So instead of writing about a ‘genealogy find’, I’m going to write about a family time.

Each October, my brothers, their families and I spend a weekend at Lake Milford. Our weekend is filled with great food, walks and time around the fire. Thanks to the extra warm weather and a new swimming pool that was still open at Acorns Resorts, swimming, or dipping toes in the pool was added to our list of activities this year.

However, our most memorable activity was probably playing twenty questions around the fire and being stumped by a 4 year old and a 10 year old. The topic for the evening was ‘animals’. One would think that the younger crowd would stick to popular animals such as lions, tigers and bears. However thanks to the program, Wild Kratts, which they must religiously watch, a wide range of animals were selected to see if we adults could figure them out. Terms like carnivore, herbivore and omnivore didn’t cause these youngsters to pause and ask for definitions. Fortunately, one of the moms was participating. When the rest of us were stumped as to what to ask next, she usually was able to ask a question and identify the animal.

While reservations have been made for next year, we adults have also been assigned the task of watching Wild Kratts or improving our knowledge of the animal world.

Making ‘S-More’ Memories – Milford 2021