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The Life and Times

of James Alexander

Harding

1848-1922

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Married Mary McDonald-1842 -14 children, 7 reached maturity.

Lived in Winchester, KY his whole life

.-read Sear’s comment

on homeJames Alexander Harding born April 16, 1848

James W. Harding1823-1919

1861-baptized at age 13 in a meeting held by Moses Lard1866-Enters Bethany College

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W. K. Pendleton, President (Campbell had died previous March.

He was greatly influenced by D. J. T. Barclay.

1869-Graduates with a teaching degree

Moves to Hopkinsville, KY, starts a school with his college roommate, Charles Knight.1871-marries 19 year old Carrie Knight—3 children born-2 died in infancy.1876-Carrie Knight Harding dies of TB

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1876 to 1891

1878-Marries Pattie Cobb of Estil County, KY1879-Daughter Woodson born-she would marry J N Armstrong in 18981882-Begins writing for the Gospel Advocate.1876-1893-Evangelistic Preaching from Canada-Florida New York to New MexicoOver 300 meetings– Read F. D. Srygley’s assessment of Harding as an evangelistRead West on Harding’s view on providence

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Educational Endeavors

1891- He and David Lipscomb start Nashville Bible SchoolServes as President for 10 years.1899-Starts his own paper- The Way.1898-His daughter, Woodson marries J. N. Armstrong1901—Announces that he is leaving to start a school in Bowling Green. –Armstrong goes with him-read Lipscomb’s announcement in the GA1903- The Way is merged with the Christian Leader to become The Christian Leader and the Way

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1905-Potter Bible College suffers blow when Armstrong and 2 other teachers leave to start a school in Odessa, MO

1909- Harding speaks at Thanksgiving Lectures at Cordell, OK

1912- Becomes one of the editors of The Gospel Herald-J. N Armstrong’s paper 1912-gives up presidency at Potter.

1903-1922

1912- Begins having memory problems

1912-Potter Bible College closes

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1914- Harding and wife move to Atlanta-live with

daughter,

Sue and husband, Dr. Paine.1915-16 – they spend winter at Cordell Christian College with daughter Woodson.1919-Harding’s father, J W Harding dies in Winchester at age 941922- Harding dies in Atlanta-burial in Fairview Cemetery, Bowling Green, KY

1913-1922

This taken around 1900

Pattie Cobb Harding dies in 1945