1830–1921

Introduction

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Honey Out of the Rock, 1892

Born: Oc­to­ber 10, 1830, Win­che­ster, Ohio.

Died: Ju­ly 4, 1921, Ken­sing­ton, Mar­y­land.

Buried: Ar­ling­ton Na­tion­al Ce­me­te­ry, Ar­ling­ton, Vir­gin­ia.

Biography

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.

Publications

Sources

Lyrics

Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Har­din (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?