Born August 30, 1886, in Kansas City, Kansas
Jennie Taylor Harding was my great grandmother.
Jennie Taylor Harding was one of nine children born to John McKeney Taylor, Sr., born in Massachusetts, and Meta Christina Asmussen Taylor who was born in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Meta immigrated to Kansas with her family around 1870.
On January 1, 1907, Jennie married Reginald Harding in Junction City, Kansas. The couple spent their early years of marriage touring with various musical and theatrical troups, and in fact their first child, Gladys, was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, during a tour of the Western states.
Jennie and Reginald had three children–two daughters and a son: my grandfather, Clifford Lorraine Harding.
Jennie and Reginald had seven grandchildren, four of whom can be seen to the left.
BACK ROW, l-r: Jennie Taylor Harding holding my mother, Sandra Joyce Harding; Reginald Harding holding Barbara Reid;
FRONT ROW, l-r: Bill Deppish and sister Donna Deppish.
Jennie Taylor Harding passed away on March 2, 1953, in Junction City, Kansas. She is buried in Highland Park Cemetery in Junction City, Kansas.