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Harold H. Harden

Male 1874 - 1955  (80 years)


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  • Name Harold H. Harden 
    Born 16 March 1874  Loudenville, Ashland County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Laborer 
    Died 14 February 1955  Sparta, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 16 February 1955  Newaygo Cemetery, Section G, Lot 350, Grave 1 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Harold first married Catherine (Hitchcock) Moore, widow of John Moore; second Beatrice All; third Mary Smith; and fourth Elizabeth Kauffman.

      Samuel Harrison Harden’s Civil War Pension Record has Harold born 16 March 1875.

      Newaygo County Marriage License states that Harold and Catherine Hitchcock were married on 27 November 1902 in Newaygo. He is a laborer and she is a dressmaker. She has been married before to someone named Moore. Both were born in Ohio. He is 27 and she is 34. His parents are Samuel Harden and Sarah Grubaugh. Hers are George M. Hitchcock and Kizah J. Hews. They were married by Lewis J. Crawford with W. N. Brown and Hattie Stickney of Newaygo as witnesses.

      Newaygo County marriage records state that Harold and Beatrice married on 2 Sep 1907 in Newaygo. He is 32, was born in Ohio and is a farmer. She is 19, born in Michigan, residing in Lowell, MI and is a domestic. His parents are Samuel H. Harden and Sarah Grubaugh, and hers are Lewis All and Mary E. Mosher. George Van Wingarden, minister, marries them with witnesses Clinton A. and Bertha M. Tresler.

      1910 Federal Census. Grant Township, Newaygo County, Michigan
      Roll T624_666, page 7B
      Harry Harding, 35, m2. 2 years, b. OH, parents b. unknown, farm laborer, working out
      Beatrice Harding, 22, m1. 2 years,, b. MI, father b. NY, mother b. MI
      Kathryn Harding, 3, b. MI, father b. OH, mother b. MI
      Harry was unemployed for 27 weeks of the previous year.

      Michigan Marriages
      Return of Marriages in the County of Mecosta
      28 Apr 1913, Big Rapids. Thos. J. Delanty, pastor St. Mary’s Church. Witnesses Andrew Smith and Eva Favercam of Big Rapids
      Harold H. Harden, 38, of Newaygo Co., b. Ohio, laborer, son of Samuel H. Harden & Sarah A. Grobach, m. once before
      Marie E. Smith, 24, of Big Rapids, b. Michigan, daughter of Andrew Smith & May Lester

      8 May 1913, Newaygo Republican, “Local News”:
      “Harold H. Harden of this village and Miss Elizabeth Smith of Big Rapids were united in marriage Monday evening of last week, at the home of the bride’s parents.”

      World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
      Registered Ionia, MI. 12 Sep 1918
      Harold H. Harden. Clarksville, Ionia Co., MI
      Age 43. b. 16 Mar 1875
      Occupation: farm help, Clarence Trowbridge, Clarksville
      Nearest relative: Elizabeth E. Harden (wife), Clarksville
      Medium height, medium build

      Newaygo County Marriage Licences indicate that Harold married Elizabeth Kauffman Birman on 4 Sep 1918 in Newaygo. Both have been married twice. She is a domestic and 46. He is a farmer living in Lake Odessa. His parents are Samuel Harden and Sarah Grubaugh, and her father is ??? Kauffman. Douglas King, clergyman, marries them with Esther L. and O. E. King as witnesses.

      1920 Federal Census. Campbell Township, Ionia County, Michigan
      Roll 772, page 7A
      North half of the township
      Harold Harden, head, 44, b. OH, parents b. OH, laborer, general work
      Elizabeth Harden, wife, 48, b. PA, parents b. PA
      Estaven Berman, step-son, 9, b. MI, parents b. PA

      1930 Federal Census. Clarksville Village, Ionia County, Michigan
      Roll 992, page 3A
      Campbell Township
      Harold H. Harden, head, 55, m. age 17, b. OH, parents b. US, day laborer, odd jobs
      Elizabeth Harden, wife, 58, m. age 16, b. PA, parents b. PA

      Kent County Death Records state that Harold died on 14 February 1955 in Sparta, Michigan. Death was caused by Hypostatic Pneumonia (one day) and Myocardial Insuffiency (two days). He had lived in Sparta seven years at 168 Cherry Street. He was a widower, a farm laborer and was born March 16, 1874 in Loudenville Ohio. His parents were Samuel John Harden and Elizabeth Graubaw. His wife was Elizabeth Harden. The informant was Phyllis Strauss of Grand Rapids. He was buried at the Newaygo Cemetery 16 February 1955 from the Hessel Funeral Home in Sparta. # 64118

      Newaygo Cemetery
      Catherine C. Harden, 1865-1902.
      Harold H. Harden. 1875-1955. Plot: Section G, Lot 350, Grave 1 [2]
    Person ID I18877  Schirado
    Last Modified 2 June 2015 

    Father Samuel Harrison Harden,   b. 11 January 1836, Hollidaysburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 August 1901, Newaygo, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Sarah Ann Grubaugh,   b. 28 August 1835, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 July 1917, Grand Rapids Township, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 14 December 1854  Loudenville, Ashland County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Family ID F4595  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Catherine May Hitchcock,   b. 9 April 1865, Medina County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 December 1902, Newaygo, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 27 November 1902  Newaygo, Newaygo County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6547  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Beatrice C. All,   b. 4 January 1889, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 October 1911, Lowell, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years) 
    Married 2 September 1907  Newaygo, Newaygo County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Kathryn Harden,   b. about 1907, Newaygo County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F5570  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 3 Mary Elizabeth Smith,   b. 2 August 1889, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 November 1914, Newaygo, Newaygo County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Married 28 April 1913  Big Rapids, Mecosta County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14050  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 4 Elizabeth Kauffman,   b. August 1872, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 October 1938, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married 4 September 1918  Newaygo, Newaygo County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8615  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S363] Harden Family.

    2. [S552] Family Search.


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