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The Blue Book of Iowa Women A History of Contemporary Women

Compiled by Winona Evans Reeves, 1914.

  
 

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MRS. W. L. HARDING

Mrs. Carrie May Harding, the wife of W. L. Harding, Lieutenant Governor of Iowa, was born in Dunbarton, Wis.,  Nov. 17, 1879.  She is the daughter of H. H. Lamareaux and Margaret Annetta Phoenix, both natives of Wyoming county, Penn.  She received her education at Morningside College, Sioux City, having been graduated from that institution in music and expression.  On Jany. 9, 1907, she was married at the home of her parents at Meriden, Ia., to W. L. Harding, an attorney by profession.  Lieut. Gov. Harding is the son of Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Harding, natives of Pennsylvania, who came to Osceola county, Iowa, in 1874, being among the early settlers of that part of the state.  He was graduated from the law school of the State University of South Dakota, in 1905.  He immediately opened a law office in Sioux City and is now the senior member of the firm of Harding & Oliver.  He was elected Representative in 1906 and re-elected in 1908.  When George W. Clarke was elected Governor of Iowa, he was elected to the office of Lieut. Gov.  Since 1906 Mr. and Mrs. Harding have spent a part of the year in Des Moines.  Mrs. Harding is a member of the Board of Directors of the Legislative Ladies' League, and has been both prominent and popular in the social life of the capital city.  She is a charter member of the Sioux City Woman's Club.  She is a home lover and does fine needlework and china painting, and has for a creed,  "East or west, home's best."
 

 

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