1830–1921
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Honey Out of the Rock, 1892

Oc­to­ber 10, 1830, Winchester, Ohio.

Ju­ly 4, 1921, Kensington, Maryland.

Arlington National Ce­me­te­ry, Arlington, Virginia.

Franklin was the son of Ezra C. Hardin and Priscilla Rainey, and husband of Alice Barnes. He initially worked as a blacksmith, then in 1850 was ordained a Methodist minister. He was a circuit rider throughout Indiana and Illinois, and a presiding elder in the Methodist Rock River Conference, which covered Chicago and northern Illinois. During the American civil war, he served as a lieutenant colonel in the 57th Indiana Infantry.

Hardin’s works in­clude:

  1. Lights Along the Shore
  2. Looking to Jesus

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