Gilbert Nelson Harding

Male 1843 - 1907  (64 years)


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  • Name Gilbert Nelson Harding 
    Born 1843  Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1907  Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I16684  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Ancestors Truman C. Harding,   b. 13 Feb 1820, Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1857  (Age 37 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Dolly Tuttle,   b. 13 Aug 1821, Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1874  (Age 52 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 8 Aug 1840  Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5757  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Kittie E Wright,   b. 1846,   d. 29 Jan 1936  (Age 90 years) 
    Notes 
    • Newspaper Article- Thursday, October 27, 1870 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Married - At East Sandy Creek on the 19th inst., by Rev. H. H. Wait, G. M. Harding, Esq., to Miss Kittie Wright, all of East Sandy Creek. The wedding was a very pleasurable affair, and the good cheer, such as mine host and his lady of the Union Center House, know well how to prepare. The happy pair seemed to be richly favored, as they deserve.
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Tad Wright Harding,   b. 5 Oct 1871,   d. 4 May 1951  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F5764  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, March 13, 1907 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Gilbert N. Harding - Gilbert Nelson Harding was born in Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, January 4, 1843, where he has always resided. He was the second son of Truman C. and Dolly Tuttle Harding. He received his preparatory education in our schools and in Mexico Academy. When Mr. Harding was fourteen years old his father died and thus the son was deprived of the advantages of a higher education, which he very much desired. He took a business course, however, at Eastman’s Business College, in Rochester. At the completion of his education in ’61. lie entered the store of J. S. Robbins, at Lacona, and held the position of bookkeeper and clerk until 1886 [sic] when he entered the firm of J. S. Robbins & Company, which continued until 1874. He then conducted an insurance business until 1881 when he entered the red mill under the firm name of Harding & Hollis. Since 1886 Mr. Harding has had sole ownership of this property. The deceased was a member and past master of Sandy Creek Lodge, No. 564, F. and AM.; Pulaski Chapter, No. 279; Watertown Commandery, No. 11; K. T. Temples, Media Temple, A.A.O.M.S., Watertown; Oswego Lodge, No. 271, B.P.O. Elks. Mr. Harding was recognized as a loyal Democrat in state and national politics. He attended the county and state conventions and enjoyed the acquaintance and friendship of prominent men in the county and those in public life in the empire state. Though unostentatious and conservatives as a politician, he was twice elected supervisor and assessor of the town. He received the appointment as post master two terms, was also secretary for many years of the S.C.R.O. & B. Agricultural society and was secretary of the S. C. Oil & Gas Company Limited. On October 19, 1870, Mr. Harding married Miss Kittie E. Wright, the daughter of the late Henry Wright, of this place, by whom he had one son, Tad W. Harding, who survives with Mrs. Harding, a brother, James B., of Syracuse, New York, and a sister, Frances H. Barling, of Milwaukee, also survive. In Mr. Harding’s personality was much to admire and note with profit. Although of a commanding presence and attractive features, he was never given to display in any direction. Under all circumstances he maintained a dignified manner and avoided harsh words or serious controversy. He had the initiative and independence necessary for business success, at the same time being self-contained and duly conservative. Owing to his kindly manner was always approachable and thus won friends arousing no antagonism. He was kind and affectionate in his home, where his death has left heart wounds that it will take a long time to heal. Abundant sympathy is felt for the family in their great loss, which is also sustained, though in a lesser degree, by their townspeople in the death of an exemplary citizen. The funeral services were held at the late residence of the deceased at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon. As evidence of respect the places of business were closed during the funeral hour. With scarcely an exception every interest in town was represented in the attendance at the funeral. The fraternal societies of which he was a member, the Elks, of Oswego, and the Masonic lodges, of Watertown, Pulaski and Sandy Creek, were very largely in attendance. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Dr. Ward, of Pulaski, assisted by Rev. Daly, of Lacona, afterwards the Masonic Lodge, of Sandy Creek, took charge and performed the last sad rites according to their ritual. The floral contributions were numerous and very beautiful. Those received word: Anchor, family; wreaths, B.P.O. Elks, Oswego; Masons, Sandy Creek; Dr. and Mrs. Bristol, Albany; Carnation pinks, Dr. and Mrs. Burton; cut flowers, James B. Harding, Syracuse; Mr. and Mrs. L. Barling, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Harding, Syracuse; Miss Cora E. Hagan, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. McKee, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Wilcox, Mrs. Esther Finster, Lacona.