Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924

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Florence Kling Harding (b. August 15, 1860, Marion, OH–d. November 21, 1924, Marion, OH), wife of President Warren Harding, was First Lady of the United States from 1921-1923 (his death). Born to a wealthy family in Marion, Ohion, she studied piano at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and at 19 eloped with Henry Atherton DeWolfe. They had one child and and later divorced. She married Harding when he was a newspaper publisher in Ohio, and she was acknowledged as the brains behind the business. Known as The Duchess, she adapted well to the White House, where she gave notably elegant parties.
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referencedIn Tillinghast, Anna Churchill Moulton, 1874-1951. Papers, 1911-1945 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Abbey, Woodbury, 1884-1963. Woodbury Abbey photographs, 1915-1940. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
referencedIn Edith Bolling Galt Wilson Papers, 1833-1961, (bulk 1925-1961) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Letter by an unidentified reporter accompanying the Warren G. Harding party on an inspection tour of Alaska, 1923 July 10. Washington State Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Basket [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923,. Figurine [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923,. Carving [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Bracelet [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf De Coppet, Andre, 1892-1953,. Andre De Coppet collection of American historical manuscripts [microform], 1854-1936 (bulk 1854-1922). Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Necklace [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Quilt [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Knight, Aston, 1873-1948,. Painting [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Papers, 1847-1933. Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Pouch, Tobacco [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Denby, Edwin, 1870-1929. Correspondence and papers of Edwin Denby, 1907-1925. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Bracelet [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Documentary Films. 1914 - 1944. CEREMONIES ATTENDING THE BURIAL OF AN UNKNOWN. .. SOLDIER
referencedIn Ruhlen, Harold. Warren G. Harding : Obituary notices, editorial comment, etc., clippings chiefly from 0hio newspapers, 1923-1927. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Merrill, E. W. Print, Photographic [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Ring, Napkin [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Jennings, Malcolm, 1863-1926. Papers. Library of Congress
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Spoon [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923,. Hanging [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923,. Box [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn American Film Institute Collection. 1913 - 1960. Assorted Films. 1913 - 1960. International News
referencedIn Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Purse [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923,. Scarf [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Woods, James C., 1888-1965. Papers 1895-1923. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Dress [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Records of the American National Red Cross. 1881 - 2008. Photographic Materials Relating to Services to Armed Forces [SAF] and Supplemental Recreational Activities Overseas [SRAO]
referencedIn Jacobs-Bond, Carrie, 1862-1946. Carrie Jacobs-Bond collection, circa 1896-circa 1944 Library of Congress
referencedIn American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions archives, 1810-1961. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Shoe [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923,. Carving [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Papers of Robert Woods Bliss and Mildred Barnes Bliss, ca. 1860-1969 (inclusive) Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Charles Moore Papers, 1848-1944, (bulk 1900-1937) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf SIGNATURES OF PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA from George Washington to Dwight David Eisenhower, often with those of their wives, mostly cut from letters and documents; 1776-aft. 1952. Lacks the signature of Calvin Coolidge but includes (f... British Library
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Hat [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923,. Carving [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Jacobs-Bond, Carrie, 1862-1946. Carrie Jacobs-Bond collection, circa 1896-circa 1944 Library of Congress
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Historical Films. 1914 - 1936. PRESIDENT WARREN G. HARDING [1921-1923]
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Purse [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Autograph File, H, 1584-1988. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Vol. XXXV, 1916 -1926.includes:ff. 1, 149 Sir William Blake Richmond, KCB; RA: Letters to Mary Gladstone: 1905-1919.f. 2 Mabel Barmby, sister of Ava Barmby: Letters to Mary Gladstone: 1915, 1916.ff. 4, 6 William Frend De Morgan, writer: Letter ..., 1916-1926 British Library
creatorOf Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Laurence, Sydney, 1868-1940,. Painting [realia] : Mount McKinley. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Snowshoe [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Invitation [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Box, Jewelry [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Basket [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Coat [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923. Papers of Warren G. Harding, 1888-1923. Library of Congress
referencedIn American Film Institute Collection. 1913 - 1960. Assorted Films. 1913 - 1960. International News
referencedIn Carrie Jacobs-Bond Collection, circa 1896-circa 1944 Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923,. Tag, Animal [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Pass [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923,. Picture, Needlework [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Necklace [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Fosseen, Carrie, 1875-1963. Carrie Fosseen papers, 1914-1951. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Shoe [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Wood Shovel and Tool Company (Piqua, Ohio). Box [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Spoon [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Basket [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923,. Totem [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Plaque [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Sullivan, Mark, 1874-1952. Mark Sullivan papers, 1900-1935 (bulk 1919-1935). Library of Congress
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Necklace [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Badge [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923,. Collar, Pet [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Suitcase [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Scobey, Frank E. (Frank Edgar), 1866-1931. Papers, 1914-1928. Library of Congress
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Gown, Evening [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Box, Jewelry [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Album, Photograph [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Box, Trinket [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924. Letter, Jan. 17, 1923. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Card, Membership [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Basket [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923,. Carving [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Gown, Evening [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn American Film Institute Collection. 1913 - 1960. Assorted Films. 1913 - 1960. International News
referencedIn Abernethy, Charles L. (Charles Laban), 1872-1955. Papers, 1713-1972 (bulk 1900-1970). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924. Florence Harding mourning card, ca. 1923. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Mark Sullivan Papers, 1900-1935, (bulk 1919-1935) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel. 1798 - 2007. Moving Images Relating to Naval Activities. 1942 - 1947. PANAMA CANAL, C.Z. [ETC.]
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Quilt [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Invitation [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Pin [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Wood Shovel and Tool Company (Piqua, Ohio). Spade, Garden [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Pouch, Tobacco [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Vase [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923,. Quilt [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Spoon [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924. Letter, May 27, 1923. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Parasol [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Historical Films. 1914 - 1936. MISCELLANEOUS SCENES IN WASHINGTON, 1921-1935
creatorOf Lee, Mary E. (Brown), 1869-1952. Papers 1893-1948. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Lillian Gish papers, 1909-1992 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Purse [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
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associatedWith Abbey, Woodbury, 1884-1963. person
associatedWith Abernethy, Charles L. (Charles Laban), 1872-1955. person
associatedWith American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. corporateBody
correspondedWith Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962 person
alumnusOrAlumnaOf Cincinnati Conservatory of Music corporateBody
correspondedWith Denby, Edwin, 1870-1929. person
associatedWith Fosseen, Carrie, 1875-1963. person
associatedWith Gish, Lillian, 1893-1993 person
spouseOf Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923. person
associatedWith Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893. person
correspondedWith Jacobs-Bond, Carrie, 1862-1946. person
associatedWith Jennings, Malcolm, 1863-1926. person
associatedWith Knight, Aston, 1873-1948, person
associatedWith Laurence, Sydney, 1868-1940, person
associatedWith Lee, Mary E. (Brown), 1869-1952. person
associatedWith Merrill, E. W. person
correspondedWith Mezger, Esther Neely De Wolfe person
correspondedWith Moore, Charles, 1855-1942 person
correspondedWith Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933 person
associatedWith Scobey, Frank E. (Frank Edgar), 1866-1931. person
correspondedWith Sullivan, Mark, 1874-1952. person
associatedWith Tillinghast, Anna Churchill Moulton, 1874-1951. person
correspondedWith Wilson, Edith Bolling Galt, 1872-1961 person
associatedWith Wood Shovel and Tool Company (Piqua, Ohio) corporateBody
associatedWith Wood Shovel and Tool Company (Piqua, Ohio) corporateBody
associatedWith Woods, James C., 1888-1965. person
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Marion OH US
Marion OH US
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Presidents--Death
President's spouses
Children's clothing
Bereavement--Social aspects
First ladies
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Birth 1860-08-15

Death 1924-11-21

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