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

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.

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.

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.

James Blaesing

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

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) .

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) .

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) .

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) .

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) .

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) .

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.

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

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) .