1856 - 1915 (59 years)
||Dora Etta Hitchcock |
||20 May 1856
||Indiana, United States
[1, 2, 3]
||Benton, Berrien, Michigan, United States
||Dora F. Hitchcock  |
||30 Dec 1915
||Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States
- Notes from Alice Hope Race Joyce indicate Dora was born in Indianapolis
, Indiana. However, other sources say she was born in Medina, Ohio. 188
0 census says she was born in Indiana. Kent County death records state s
he was born in Ohio.
George Hitchcock's pension application states that Dora E. was born 20 M
ay 1857, not 1856.
In the 1880 Medina Township, Medina, Ohio census Dora is still living a
t home with her sisters Ruth and Katie. She is 24.
Newaygo Republican 24 April 1902, "School News":
"May Joslin and Geo. Harden are both enjoying a double expansion this w
eek. They hope however to return to their normal size soon. Two other c
hildren of Mr. Harden are also having the mumps."
30 November 1905, "Local News," Newaygo Republican:
"Dr. Dodge of Big Rapids, and Dr. Long of Fremont assisted by Dr. Masse
y of this village performed a critical surgical operation of Mrs. D. L. H
arding on Tuesday last. At this writing the operation seems to have bee
7 December 1905, "Local News," Newaygo Republican:
"The operation upon Mrs. D. L. Harden which was made ten days ago appea
s to have been entirely successful. While the patient is suffering con
sideralbe pain, temperature and respiration are normal and no doubt is f
elt of her entire recovery."
Kent County Death Records indicate Dora died of Myocarditis on 30 Dec. 1
915 in Grand Rapids. She was 59 years 7 months and 10 days old. She was m
arried, a housewife and born in Ohio. Her parents were George Hitchcock a
d Jane K. Mc Comb. Both of their birthplaces were unknown.
Obituary - unknown source
Mrs. Dora E. Harden was born near Indianapolis, Indiana, May 20, 1856., a
d died at Butterworth hospital in Grand Rapids, December 30, 1915, at t
he age of 59 years, 7 months and 10 days.
She moved with her parents to Medina, Ohio, where she lived until she w
as married to D. L. Harden September 25, 1880. In 1882 she came with he
husband to Newaygo, where she has spent the most of her life.
There were born to Mr. and Mrs. Harden six children, two girls and four b
oys, three of the boys and one of the girls having preceeded the mother t
o the great beyond. The two children remaining to mourn the loss of a k
ind and loving mother are George of Grand Rapids and Mrs. Irving Race o
Mrs. Harden was a life long member of the Episcopal church and lived an
d died in the triumphs of a living faith in her Saviour, whom she found a
ever present comfort during the heavy burdens of life and awful hours o
f suffering which she endured.
The remians were brought to Newaygo and funeral services, conducted by R
ev. G. K. Fairbank, were held Sunday. Interment in Newaygo cemetery.
Cards of Thanks
We desire to thank the nurses of Butterworth hospital for their kindnes
s during the recent illness of our beloved wife and mother; also themot
ormen and conductors of Hall street car barns for their sympathy and be
autiful floral offering.
David. L. Harden,
Mr. and Mrs. George Harden
Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Race
WORDS COMPOSED ON THE DEATH OF MRS. DORA HARDEN, IN LOVING MEMORY
Mother has gone and left me lonely,
Made a void which none can fill,
But the Saviour sayeth calmly,
"Troubled heart, oh! peace be still."
Mother's words of love and truth
Are now hushed forever more,
But we know she dwells with Jesus
On that happy, blissful shore.
Though we miss her form and presence
In this land of toil and strife,
But she has crossed Death's silent river,
She hath gained eternal life.
I will follow this blessed Savior
That dear mother lived to love,
And the ties of earth are broken,
Still she lives and reigns above.
Jesus, Saviour, keep me faithful
'Till my soul has reached the goal,
Then I'll meet my darling mother
In that homeland of the soul.
There no parting words are spoken,
There no tear bedims the eye,
There no ties are ever broken
In that haven beyond the sky.
Every one who trusts in Jesus
And obeys the Lord's commands,
You can meet the long-lost loved ones
Who have gone to happy lands.
Jesus Christ, the world redeemer,
Has invited all to come;
Now, dear children, serve Him truly,
You shall gain a heavenly home.
Ferry, Mich. -- Mrs. Belle Van Camp Unattributed newspaper clipping fou
d in the Harden bible owned by Erwin Race, Jr.
June 17 1870 Benton Harbor Berrien Mich Page 8
72 72 Hunter Washington 43 M W Fruit Grower 15000 2000 New York x [MC21
Agnes 36 F W Ohio
Hunter Conklin 17 M W Ohio x [school]
Arthur 13 M W "
Dual Wilbur 19 M W Farm Laborer "
Hitchcock Dora 15 F W Domestic Serv't Mich
||Megan's Big Tree
||31 Dec 1969 |
||George M. Hitchcock, b. Between 1822 and 1823, Ohio|
, d. 23 Jun 1901, Medina, Medina, Ohio, United States
(Age ~ 79 years)
||Keziah Jane McCombs, b. 22 Apr 1825, Wooster, Wayne, Ohio, United States|
, d. 8 Jul 1891, Medina, Medina, Ohio, United States
(Age 66 years)
||5 Nov 1846
||Medina, Ohio, United States
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||David Louis Harden, b. 22 Jul 1857, d. 9 Jan 1927, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States|
(Age 69 years)
||26 Sep 1880
||Medina, Medina, Ohio, United States
||21 Apr 1913
||Newaygo, Newaygo, Michigan, United States
| ||1. Raymond Louis Harden, b. 1881, d. 1883 (Age 2 years)|
| ||2. George Harrison Harden, b. Dec 1883, Michigan, United States
, d. 1956 (Age ~ 72 years)|
| ||3. Harden, b. 1885, d. 1885 (Age 0 years)|
| ||4. Ida Frances Harden, b. Jul 1887, Michigan, United States
, d. 1904 (Age ~ 16 years)|
| ||5. Donna June Harden, b. Jun 1892, Ohio
, d. 1973 (Age ~ 80 years)|
| ||6. Carl Brewster Harden, b. Feb 1898, Ohio
, d. 1915 (Age ~ 16 years)|
||30 Aug 2021 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
|Born - 20 May 1856 - Indiana, United States
|Married - 26 Sep 1880 - Medina, Medina, Ohio, United States
|Divorced - 21 Apr 1913 - Newaygo, Newaygo, Michigan, United States
|Died - 30 Dec 1915 - Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States
- [S657] Pane-Joyce Genealogy
- [S11] 1860 Census
- [S16] 1900 Census
- [S12] 1870 Census
This appears to be our Dora.
- [S14] 1880 Census
- [S25] 1920 Census