Maude Fidelia Humes1

b. 2 August 1878, d. 11 September 1954
     Maude Fidelia Humes was born on 2 August 1878 at Hazardville, CT.1 She married Louis Henry Case, son of Thomas Solomon Case and Jane Sophia Root, on 6 April 1896 at Thompsonville, Hartford Co., CT.1 Maude Fidelia Humes died on 11 September 1954 at Southington, Hartford Co., CT, at age 76.

Child of Maude Fidelia Humes and Louis Henry Case

Citations

  1. [S418] Ruth Cost Duncan, John Case 2nd Edition, page 166.

Ella Betsy Bacon

b. 17 January 1899, d. 2 January 1981
     Ella Betsy Bacon was born on 17 January 1899 at Hazardville, Hartford Co., CT. She married Lenson Henry Case, son of Louis Henry Case and Maude Fidelia Humes, on 26 May 1923 at Hazardville, Hartford Co., CT. Ella Betsy Bacon died on 2 January 1981 at Southington, Hartford Co., CT, at age 81.

Child of Ella Betsy Bacon and Lenson Henry Case

Anna Aurelia Barber1

b. 8 October 1857, d. 1946
     Anna Aurelia Barber was born on 8 October 1857.1 She was the daughter of Daniel Hiram Barber and Maryette Abiah Mills. Anna Aurelia Barber married Eugene Griswold Case, son of Sidney Case and Mary Augusta Griswold, on 17 April 1879 at Canton, Hartford Co., CT.1 Anna Aurelia Barber died in 1946.1 She was buried at Canton Center Cemetery, Canton, Hartford Co., CT.2

Child of Anna Aurelia Barber and Eugene Griswold Case

Citations

  1. [S418] Ruth Cost Duncan, John Case 2nd Edition, page 154.
  2. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 13 February 2019), memorial page for Anna Barber Case (1857–1948), Find A Grave Memorial no. 81155668, citing Canton Center Cemetery, Canton, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by C Greer (contributor 47180683) .
  3. [S418] Ruth Cost Duncan, John Case 2nd Edition, page 176.

Clara Louise Tuttle1

b. 13 March 1882, d. 3 August 1957
     Clara Louise Tuttle was born on 13 March 1882 at Canton, Hartford Co., CT.1 She married Sidney Eugene Case, son of Eugene Griswold Case and Anna Aurelia Barber, on 11 February 1901 at Canton, Hartford Co., CT.1 Clara Louise Tuttle died on 3 August 1957 at New Britain, Hartford Co., CT, at age 75.2

Citations

  1. [S418] Ruth Cost Duncan, John Case 2nd Edition, page 176.
  2. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 13 February 2019), memorial page for Clara Louise Tuttle Case (1882–3 Aug 1957), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43558748, citing West Cemetery, Plainville, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by C Greer (contributor 47180683) .

Etta Emmaline Platt

b. 19 December 1850, d. 1 August 1871
     Etta Emmaline Platt was born on 19 December 1850 at Westmorland, Westmorland Co., PA. She married Pvt. Burton William Trout, son of Anddrew V. Trout and Lovica Crofut, on 1 January 1866 at PA. Etta Emmaline Platt died on 1 August 1871 at Sac, Sac Co., IA, at age 20.

Child of Etta Emmaline Platt and Pvt. Burton William Trout

Maryette Abiah Mills

b. 25 December 1820, d. 28 July 1895
     Maryette Abiah Mills was born on 25 December 1820 at Canton, Hartford Co., CT. She married Daniel Hiram Barber, son of Daniel Barber and Anna Betts, on 9 October 1854 at Canton, Hartford Co., CT. Maryette Abiah Mills died on 28 July 1895 at Canton, Hartford Co., CT, at age 74.

Child of Maryette Abiah Mills and Daniel Hiram Barber

Henry Buck1

b. probably 1625 or 1626, d. 7 July 1712
     Henry Buck was born probably 1625 or 1626 at England. He married Elizabeth Churchill, daughter of Josiah Churchill and Elizabeth Foote, on 31 October 1660.1 Henry Buck died on 7 July 1712 at Wethersfield.

Children of Henry Buck and Elizabeth Churchill

Citations

  1. [S676] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 2009 Edition, page 61.

Lydia Adams

b. 30 August 1767, d. 29 September 1849
     Lydia Adams was born on 30 August 1767 at MA. She married Elijah Griswold, son of Joel Griswold and Mary Evans, on 6 July 1787 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. Lydia Adams died on 29 September 1849 at Bloomfield, Hartford Co., CT, at age 82.

Child of Lydia Adams and Elijah Griswold

Ruth Mills

b. 8 November 1791, d. 20 October 1880
     Ruth Mills was born on 8 November 1791 at Canton, Hartford Co., CT. She married Chauncey G. Griswold, son of Elijah Griswold and Lydia Adams, on 27 February 1817 at Canton, Hartford Co., CT. Ruth Mills died on 20 October 1880 at Canton, Hartford Co., CT, at age 88.

Child of Ruth Mills and Chauncey G. Griswold

Seth Chapin1

b. 4 August 1668, d. 1 April 1746
     Seth Chapin was born on 4 August 1668 at possibly Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA.1 He was the son of Josias Chapin and Mary King.2 Seth Chapin married Bethia Thurston on 25 March 1691 at Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA. Seth Chapin died on 1 April 1746 at Mendon, Worcester Co., MA, at age 77.1

Child of Seth Chapin and Bethia Thurston

Citations

  1. [S676] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 2009 Edition, page 92.
  2. [S676] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 2009 Edition, page 94.

Clara J. Holcombe1

b. 29 November 1857, d. 22 November 1858
     Clara J. Holcombe was born on 29 November 1857.1 She was the daughter of Marcus Holcombe and Lucy Maria (?)1 Clara J. Holcombe died on 22 November 1858.1 She was buried on 24 November 1858 at Grove Cemetery, Windsor Locks, Hartford Co., CT.1

Citations

  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 14 February 2019), memorial page for Clara J Holcomb (29 Nov 1857–22 Nov 1858), Find A Grave Memorial no. 161099930, citing Grove Cemetery, Windsor Locks, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .

John Chapin Jr.1

b. 7 October 1730, d. 16 or 17 July 1815
     John Chapin Jr. was born on 7 October 1730 at Mendon, Worcester Co., MA.1 He was the son of Deacon John Chapin and Dorcas Wood.1 John Chapin Jr. married Rhoda Albee on 28 May 1754 at Mendon, Worcester Co., MA.1 John Chapin Jr. died 16 or 17 July 1815 at Heath, Frankliin Co., MA.1

Child of John Chapin Jr. and Rhoda Albee

Citations

  1. [S676] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 2009 Edition, page 90.

Josias Chapin1

b. 1637, d. 10 September 1726
     Josias Chapin was born in 1637.1 He was the son of Samuel Chapin and Cicely Penny. Josias Chapin was also known as Josiah Chapin.1 He married Mary King on 30 November 1658 at Weymouth, Norfolk Co., MA. Josias Chapin died on 10 September 1726 at Mendon, Worcester Co., MA.1

Child of Josias Chapin and Mary King

Citations

  1. [S676] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 2009 Edition, page 94.

Minnie E. Gunther

b. 8 September 1882, d. 26 May 1966
     Minnie E. Gunther was born on 8 September 1882. She married Edward North Griswold, son of Edward Martin Griswold and Caroline Sophia North. Minnie E. Gunther died on 26 May 1966 at age 83.

Child of Minnie E. Gunther and Edward North Griswold

James Blaesing

     James Blaesing was the son of Henry Edward Blaesing and Elizabeth Ann Britton.

Caroline Sophia North

b. 6 March 1836, d. 28 September 1912
     Caroline Sophia North was born on 6 March 1836 at CT.1 She married Edward Martin Griswold, son of Ozias Griswold.1 Caroline Sophia North died on 28 September 1912 at age 76.1

Child of Caroline Sophia North and Edward Martin Griswold

Citations

  1. [S629] Coralee Griswold, Griswold 6 & 7 vol 2, page 536 item 1521.

Sally Annette Rich1

b. 1813
     Sally Annette Rich was born in 1813 at New Haven, New Haven Co., CT.1 She married Ozias Griswold, son of Samuel Griswold and Eunice Collins, on 17 January 1832 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.1

Citations

  1. [S629] Coralee Griswold, Griswold 6 & 7 vol 2, page 162, item 705.

Dr. George Tryon Harding III1

b. 26 May 1904, d. 22 November 1985
     Dr. George Tryon Harding III was born on 26 May 1904 at Columbus, Franklin Co., OH.1 He was the son of Dr. George Tryon Harding Jr. and Elsie Weaver.1 Dr. George Tryon Harding III died on 22 November 1985 at Sarasota, Sarasota Co., FL, at age 81.1

Citations

  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 9 August 2018), memorial page for Dr George Tryon Harding, III (26 May 1904–22 Nov 1985), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40733146, citing Marion Cemetery, Marion, Marion County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Barbara Richardson Smith (contributor 47028903) .

Eunice Collins1

b. 13 November 1774, d. 1841
     Eunice Collins was baptized on 13 November 1774.1 She married Samuel Griswold, son of Ozias Griswold and Anna Stanley.1 Eunice Collins died in 1841.1

Child of Eunice Collins and Samuel Griswold

Citations

  1. [S116] Esther Griswold French and Robert Lewis French, Griswold, page 359, item 291 (494).

Dr. George Tryon Harding Jr.

b. 11 March 1878, d. 20 January 1934
     Dr. George Tryon Harding Jr. was born on 11 March 1878 at Caledonia, Morrow Co., OH.1 He was the son of Dr. George Tryon Harding and Phoebe Elizabeth Dickerson. Dr. George Tryon Harding Jr. married Elsie Weaver on 25 July 1903.2 Dr. George Tryon Harding Jr. died on 20 January 1934 at Worthington, Franklin Co., OH, at age 55.1 He was buried on 22 January 1934 at Marion Cemetery, Marion, Marion Co., OH.1

Children of Dr. George Tryon Harding Jr. and Elsie Weaver

Citations

  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 9 August 2018), memorial page for George Tryon “Deacon” Harding, Jr MD (11 Mar 1878–20 Jan 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40733147, citing Marion Cemetery, Marion, Marion County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Barbara Richardson Smith (contributor 47028903) .
  2. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 9 August 2018), memorial page for Elsie Weaver Harding (23 Jun 1881–14 Nov 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40733144, citing Marion Cemetery, Marion, Marion County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Barbara Richardson Smith (contributor 47028903) .
  3. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 9 August 2018), memorial page for Dr George Tryon Harding, III (26 May 1904–22 Nov 1985), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40733146, citing Marion Cemetery, Marion, Marion County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Barbara Richardson Smith (contributor 47028903) .
  4. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 9 August 2018), memorial page for Dr Warren Gamaliel Harding, II (2 Nov 1905–3 Jul 1975), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40733152, citing Marion Cemetery, Marion, Marion County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Barbara Richardson Smith (contributor 47028903) .
  5. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 9 August 2018), memorial page for Mary Harding Hoffman (17 May 1919–26 Feb 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86033967, citing Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Joel Farringer (contributor 46600437) .

Vina Lorraine Mettler

b. 24 February 1925, d. 12 October 2013
     Vina Lorraine Mettler was born on 24 February 1925 at McPherson Co., SD. She married Everett P. Holcombe, son of Phillip John Holcombe and Rose (?), on 30 September 1946. Vina Lorraine Mettler died on 12 October 2013 at Rapid City, Pennington Co., SD, at age 88. She was buried on 16 October 2013 at Pine Lawn Memorial Park, Rapid City, Pennington Co., SD.1

RAPID CITY- Vina L. Holcomb, 88, died Saturday, October 12, 2013 at home.
She is survived by her son, Lance Holcomb, Pensacola, FL; two daughters: Kathie Kinman, Box Elder; Pam Smith, Rapid City; sister, Florence Burnison, Rapid City; nine grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and her special friend, John Corbet.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett in 1993.
Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home with visitation on hour prior.
Burial will follow at Pine Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Rapid City.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to Hospice of the Hills Home Hospice in Rapid City.

South Dakota Marriages, 1905-1949 about Vina Mettler
Name: Vina Mettler
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Spouse: Everett Holcomb
Marriage Date: 30 Sep 1946
Marriage County: Day
County of Residence: Brown
Post Office: Aberdeen

1930 United States Federal Census about Vina Mettler
Name: Vina Mettler
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1925
Birthplace: South Dakota
Race: White
Home in 1930: Odessa, McPherson, South Dakota

Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: Jacob Mettler
Father's Birthplace: South Dakota
Mother's Name: Katherina Mettler
Mother's Birthplace: Russia
Household Members:
Name Age
Jacob Mettler 30
Katherina Mettler 28
Vina Mettler 5
Laverna Mettler 1
[1 10/12].

Citations

  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 25 February 2019), memorial page for Vina Lorraine Mettler Holcomb (24 Feb 1925–12 Oct 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 118864042, citing Pine Lawn Memorial Park, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .

Charles Alexander Harding

b. 8 April 1874, d. 9 November 1878
     Charles Alexander Harding was born on 8 April 1874 at Morrow Co., OH.1 He was the son of Dr. George Tryon Harding and Phoebe Elizabeth Dickerson. Charles Alexander Harding died on 9 November 1878 at Caledonia, Morrow Co., OH, at age 4.1 He was buried at New Caledonia Cemetery, Caledonia, Morrow Co., OH.1

Citations

  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 9 August 2018), memorial page for Charles Alexander Harding (8 Apr 1874–9 Nov 1878), Find A Grave Memorial no. 133372035, citing New Caledonia Cemetery, Caledonia, Marion County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Doreen W (contributor 47879756) .

Florissa Holcombe1

b. 22 October 1885, d. 2 April 1886
     Florissa Holcombe was born on 22 October 1885.1 She was the daughter of Algernon Lyman Holcombe and Sarah Elizabeth Brown.1 Florissa Holcombe died on 2 April 1886.1 She was buried at Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City, Pennington Co., SD.

Citations

  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 25 February 2019), memorial page for Florissia Holcomb (22 Oct 1885–2 Apr 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31041079, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Stephen Ranum (contributor 46897796) .

Marjorie A. Plunkett

b. 1 June 1908, d. 3 September 1963
     Marjorie A. Plunkett was born on 1 June 1908 at SD.1 She married Marshall Lorraine Holcombe, son of Marshall Porter Holcombe and Edna Gertrude Gardner. Marjorie A. Plunkett died on 3 September 1963 at SD at age 55.1 She was buried at Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City, Pennington Co., SD.1

Child of Marjorie A. Plunkett and Marshall Lorraine Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 25 February 2019), memorial page for Marjorie A Plunkett Holcomb (1 Jun 1908–3 Sep 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35582621, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Stephen Ranum (contributor 46897796) .
  2. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 25 February 2019), memorial page for Edward Lorraine Holcomb (22 Jul 1926–9 Jan 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64186948, citing Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Frankie (contributor 47186687) .

Dr. Warren Gamaliel Harding II1

b. 2 November 1905, d. 3 July 1975
     Dr. Warren Gamaliel Harding II was born on 2 November 1905 at Columbus, Franklin Co., OH.1 He was the son of Dr. George Tryon Harding Jr. and Elsie Weaver.1 Dr. Warren Gamaliel Harding II married Dr. Frances June Keller.2 Dr. Warren Gamaliel Harding II died on 3 July 1975 at age 69.1 He was buried at Marion Cemetery, Marion, Marion Co., OH.1

Children of Dr. Warren Gamaliel Harding II and Dr. Frances June Keller

Citations

  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 9 August 2018), memorial page for Dr Warren Gamaliel Harding, II (2 Nov 1905–3 Jul 1975), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40733152, citing Marion Cemetery, Marion, Marion County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Barbara Richardson Smith (contributor 47028903) .
  2. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 9 August 2018), memorial page for Frances June Keller Harding, MD (3 Jun 1906–26 Mar 1992), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40733145, citing Marion Cemetery, Marion, Marion County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Barbara Richardson Smith (contributor 47028903) .

Arlene Marie Bausch

b. 14 November 1927, d. 27 June 2018
     Arlene Marie Bausch was born on 14 November 1927.1 She married Edward Lorraine Holcombe, son of Marshall Lorraine Holcombe and Marjorie A. Plunkett, on 4 September 1954 at Rapid City, Pennington Co., SD. Arlene Marie Bausch died on 27 June 2018 at Escondido, San Diego Co, CA, at age 90.1 She was buried at Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, Meade Co., SD.1

Passed in Escondido, CA. She is survived by her three children Mark, Tana and David, seven grandkids and her youngest sister Betty.

Arlene was born Nov 14, 1927 to Adolph and Stella (Voss) Bausch on a farm east of New Underwood, South Dakota during a snowstorm. She was Valedictorian of her 1945 New Underwood High School class, and graduated from National Business College in Rapid City. She then worked for Allied Van Lines as receptionist and dispatcher, and set up and managed an office for the Balbach company. During this time she met her sailor, Edward Holcomb, whom she married in 1954. They were stationed in Washington DC, Hawaii, Oregon, California, New Mexico, Thailand, Oklahoma, and finally returned to Rapid City when Edward retired from the Navy.

With her sister Betty, she started Forever Yours Originals to sell gifts in the Black Hills and silk flowers for weddings, eventually expanding it into a full service bridal shop—Forever Yours Bridal Village. After selling the business, Ed and Arlene purchased a 5th wheel RV and became snowbirds. Eventually they found a place in Benson, Arizona with a view of the Chiricahua Mountains and became sunbirds.

During her retirement, she enjoyed photography, and was superintendent of the photography division at the Central States fair for many years. After Edward passed away, she spent her last 6 years in Escondido, CA where she could be close to family.

Citations

  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 25 February 2019), memorial page for Arlene Marie Bausch Holcomb (14 Nov 1927–27 Jun 2018), Find A Grave Memorial no. 191216763, citing Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by JKSWAS (contributor 47938252) .

Dr. Charles Weaver Harding

b. 22 November 1915, d. 24 June 1988
     Dr. Charles Weaver Harding was born on 22 November 1915 at Worthington, Franklin Co., OH.1 He was the son of Dr. George Tryon Harding Jr. and Elsie Weaver. Dr. Charles Weaver Harding married Dorothy Hoxworth. Dr. Charles Weaver Harding died on 24 June 1988 at Columbus, Franklin Co., OH, at age 72.1 He was buried on 27 June 1988 at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Worthington, Franklin Co., OH.1

Dr. Charles Weaver Harding, age 72, of Worthington, Friday, June 24, 1988, Riverside Hospital. Preceded in death by wife, Dorothy Hoxworth Harding; and daughter, Jennifer.

Vice President of Harding Hospital and Senior Staff Psychiatrist. Nephew of President Harding. Veteran US Navy WWII.

Survived by wife, Shirley Akers Harding; children, Abigail Harding, Charles Hoxworth Harding, Deborah Freed and Suzannah Harding Spencer; grandchildren, Jennifer, Aaron, Kathryn, Mark, Elizabeth and Sarah; sisters, Ruth Evans and Mary Hoffman.

Member of Worthington Presbyterian Church, New England Lodge No. 4 F&AM, Scioto Consistory AASR, Scottish Rite, Aladdin Temple Shrine, AMA Life Fellow APA, Columbus Academy of Medicine, American Geriatric Assn. Founding member Columbus Area Council on Alcoholism. Past president Medical Symposium, Board member Park Federal and Freedom Federal Savings and Loan. Graduate of Otterbein College.

Funeral service 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Worthington Presbyterian Church, Chaplin George Gibbs and Dr. Lorrin Kreider officiating. Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p. m. Sunday at the Rutherford-Corbin Chapel, 515 High Street, Worthington. Burial Walnut Grove Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Salvation Army or Harding Hospital Memorial Fund.

Child of Dr. Charles Weaver Harding and Dorothy Hoxworth

Citations

  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 9 August 2018), memorial page for Dr Charles Weaver Harding (22 Nov 1915–24 Jun 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32665014, citing Walnut Grove Cemetery, Worthington, Franklin County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Dave (contributor 46499754) .

Joan Elvira Hayes

b. 7 September 1917, d. December 1993
     Joan Elvira Hayes was born on 7 September 1917 at West Point, King William Co., VA. She was the daughter of William Franklin Hayes and Elvira I. Knapp. Joan Elvira Hayes died in December 1993 at Teaneck, Bergen Co., NJ, at age 76.1

Citations

  1. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 223-09-9754.

Dr. Peter Martin Harding

     Dr. Peter Martin Harding was the son of Dr. Warren Gamaliel Harding II and Dr. Frances June Keller.

From the Monterey County Weekily,16 June 2016:

Peter Harding still thinks about how mad he got in 2008 when he was a supporter of John Edwards, and he saw Edwards go on TV and deny he’d had an affair.

“I could tell he was lying through his teeth,” Harding recalls. “I’ve spent my whole life as a therapist, and I have a pretty good lie detector. I went into this rage and thought, ‘What is going on?’ I didn’t think I cared that much about politics.”

Maybe the trigger is his own familiarity with presidential adultery.

He’s the grandnephew of Warren G. Harding, who became president in 1921 after campaigning on a promise of “Less government in business and more business in government.” (Harding served just the first half of one term before he died of a heart attack and Calvin Coolidge was sworn in.)

Warren G. Harding’s short-lived presidency became fraught with scandal after he suppressed information that some of his pals were enriching themselves from plush government jobs. He also hid an affair – and a daughter – with a young woman named Nan Britton. Harding took that secret to his grave, but Britton went public with her 1927 memoir, The President’s Daughter.

Some teenage girls cut out photos of musicians or athletes and tape them up in their bedrooms. When Britton was 14 and Harding, a family friend, was first running for Ohio governor, she cut out photos of him from election posters and framed them with frames she bought at the five-and-ten-cent store, she writes.

The book was treated as criminal, according to Britton’s introduction: “On June 10, 1927, six burly New York policemen and John S. Sumner, agent for the Society for the Suppression of Vice, armed with a ‘Warrant of Search and Seizure,’ entered the printing plant where the making of the book was in process. They seized and carried off the plated and printed sheets.” (A judge dismissed the case, and the plates were returned to the publishing house.)

Even with the book out, Britton and her story were marginalized. “The family treated [Britton] like she was delusional and crazy,” Peter Harding says.

As a kid, he knew about The President’s Daughter, but never read it; it was treated as a banned book in his family. It was only after his father died that Harding, now 73, decided to take a look, and discovered the pages were still uncut – no one had even read the book they’d so forcefully claimed was lies.

“It reads like a woman’s diary,” he says. “She’s a better writer than President Harding. No one could fake the story. I started believing, he did have an affair.”

But still, no one could prove it. Nearly a century’s worth of tabloids had probed it, with nothing definitive, and the Harding family denied it firmly – the president had never had any children, they said.

Peter wanted proof, one way or another. He found Jim Blaesing, a purported grandson, in the white pages, and called him at home in Portland. Blaesing agreed to do a DNA test, and he and Harding swabbed the insides of their cheeks and sent the samples out to a lab.

The response was definitive: second cousins. For Blaesing, it was the follow-through on a pledge he’d made to prove it was true as he cared for his mother in her dying years.

“She and my grandmother were treated so cruelly, and all for being in love with someone,” he says. “My grandmother, she was just a pure class act, always dressed to the nines.”

In Britton’s lifetime, she was viewed as a slut after having a baby while unmarried. She wrote The President’s Daughter partly to exonerate herself, but she also had another social justice motivation at work – what she called a “cause” – when writing the book: “There should be no so-called ‘illegitimates’ in the United State,” she wrote. She cited Jesus as an example of someone who loved all children equally.

When Peter Harding talks about it now, he talks about themes of redemption and forgiveness. His discovery in 2014 was far too late to do anything about President Harding’s estate, some $800,000 that had been divvied up in the 1920s (none of which went to his daughter). “At the very least, I thought, I can prove the DNA thing and show them great respect,” Peter says. “I wanted to show respect to their family, because my family has never shown their family respect.”

That took the form of a family get-together – which Harding calls a “union,” rather than a reunion, since they’d never met before – in May. About a dozen family members – grandchildren and great grandchildren of President Warren G. – gathered on Harding’s oceanfront Big Sur property and shared a spread of Mediterranean food from Petra in Monterey.

“When you tell a lie like that, it creates a wound,” Harding says. “Part of that healing is all meeting, talking about it and making it real.”.

Leroy Harte Benton Jr.

b. 29 August 1919, d. 12 April 2016
     Leroy Harte Benton Jr. was born on 29 August 1919.1 He married Margaret Welch. Leroy Harte Benton Jr. died on 12 April 2016 at age 96.1 He was buried on 14 April 2016 at Pine Crest Cemetery, Mobile, Mobile Co., AL.1

Leroy Harte Benton Jr. born August 29, 1919 Deceased April 12, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Margaret Welch Benton and his parents, L.H. Benton, Sr. and Alice Edwards Benton. He is survived by his daughter, Burke Benton Witherington (Ed) and his son Roy Benton, III (Missy). He is also survived by one brother, Terry Benton (Carolyn), Sister-N-Law Ruth Welch Ezell and first cousins Mildred Inge Wakefield (George) and Coleman Inge (Quan).

He is survived by five grandchildren: John E. Witherington, Jr. (Cobby), Margaret Witherington Gleason (Tommy), Roy H. Benton, IV, Thomas F. Benton (Genia), Aurelia Benton McMahan (Daniel) and nine great grandchildren: Virginia C. Witherington, Ellis E. Witherington, J. Edward Witherington, III, Margaret Olivia Gleason, Thomas Stephen Gleason, III, Eugenia G. Benton, T. Rivers Benton, Benton P. McMahan and Aurelia Marie McMahan. He is also survived by numerous loving nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

He was a graduate of Murphy High School and while attending Auburn University was called to active duty in the U.S. Army, 31st Dixie Division during World War II serving in the Pacific rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He enjoyed a long career with Overseas Hardwood in the lumber business. He was a member of St. Ignatius church. He has been cared for with loving kindness by Isabela McMillian, Jesse Koger, Australia Mitchell and Arlandria Dubose.

The family will receive friends in the Marian Center, St. Ignatius Church at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 14, 2016, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00. Graveside service to follow at Pine Crest Cemetery, 1939 Dauphin Island Parkway, Mobile, AL 36605. Arrangements under the direction of Pine Crest Funeral Home, MOBILE, AL.

Citations

  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 29 August 2018), memorial page for Leroy Harte Benton, Jr (29 Aug 1919–12 Apr 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 160951574, citing Pine Crest Cemetery, Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Carolyn (contributor 47153996) .

Dorothy May Winter

b. 20 February 1907, d. 13 February 1985
     Dorothy May Winter was born on 20 February 1907 at Everett, Middlesex Co., MA. She married Charles Ambler Thompson, son of George Ambler Thompson and Florence Mary Grant. Dorothy May Winter died on 13 February 1985 at Melrose, Middlesex Co., MA, at age 77.

Elvira I. Knapp

b. 15 May 1887, d. 23 February 1966
     Elvira I. Knapp was born on 15 May 1887 at West Point, King William Co., VA.1 She married William Franklin Hayes, son of Henry C. Hayes and Lucy Williamson. Elvira I. Knapp died on 23 February 1966 at Richmond, VA, at age 78. She was buried at Sunny Slope Cemetery, West Point, King William Co., VA.2

Child of Elvira I. Knapp and William Franklin Hayes

Citations

  1. [S39] 1920 Federal Census, unknown repository address, District 0057, West Point, King William Co., VA.
  2. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 28 February 2019), memorial page for Elvira K Hayes (1887–1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 65827737, citing Sunny Slope Cemetery, West Point, King William County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Michael Woolson (contributor 47280838) .

Rufus Harwell Wolfe1

b. circa 1885
     Rufus Harwell Wolfe was born circa 1885 at TN.1 He was the son of Henry Frederick Wolfe and Nancy Regina Turk.1

Citations

  1. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Lucy Williamson

     Lucy Williamson married Henry C. Hayes. Lucy Williamson died.

Child of Lucy Williamson and Henry C. Hayes

Citations

  1. [S336] Ancestry.com, Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940.

Robert David Hooks Sr.

b. 4 May 1853, d. 30 October 1939
     Robert David Hooks Sr. was born on 4 May 1853 at AL. He married Isabelle Cecile Slade in 1886. Robert David Hooks Sr. died on 30 October 1939 at Toinette, Washington Co., AL, at age 86.

Children of Robert David Hooks Sr. and Isabelle Cecile Slade

Elizabeth Remington

b. 22 August 1718, d. 2 August 1791
     Elizabeth Remington was born on 22 August 1718 at Suffield, Hartford Co., CT. She married John Noble, son of Mark Noble and Mary Marshall, on 28 August 1746 at Westfield, Hampden Co., MA. Elizabeth Remington died on 2 August 1791 at Suffield, Hartford Co., CT, at age 72.

Child of Elizabeth Remington and John Noble

Robert David Hooks Jr.

b. 26 January 1892, d. 31 March 1974
     Robert David Hooks Jr. was born on 26 January 1892 at Washington Co., AL.1 He was the son of Robert David Hooks Sr. and Isabelle Cecile Slade. Robert David Hooks Jr. died on 31 March 1974 at AL at age 82.1 He was buried on 3 April 1974 at Hooks Cemetery, Wagarville, Washington Co., AL.1

Citations

  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 10 September 2018), memorial page for Robert David Hooks, Jr (26 Jan 1892–31 Mar 1974), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29151493, citing Harris-Hooks Cemetery, Wagarville, Washington County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Mary Palmer (contributor 46637638) .