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Henry Harding


Henry Harding, son of Dr. John and Lucy (Willard) Harding, was born in Hartland, Vt., in 1837, and died unmarried in Windsor, Vt., October 23, 1910. He prepared for college in the schools of his town and entered the University in 1852, remaining two years. He was associated for some time with John Atkins, a mining engineer of Richmond, Va. He was assistant engineer, Hudson River R. R., 1859-61; Adirondack R. R., and the Housatonic & Naugatuck R. R., in Connecticut, 1861-65; was assistant engineer, Gen. G. M. Dodge, '51, on the construction of the Union Pacific R. R., 1865^-69. He was engineer with the United States Engineering Corps, 1873-90, having in charge the surveys and improvements of the Housatonic River; also had charge of the surveys and construction of Fort Adams, R. I. He contracted malaria in the government service and in 1890 he returned to Hartland, where he made his home until his death. He engaged in land surveying and general engineering work until his death. He became a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, May 7, 1873. Taken from "Norwich University, 1819-1911; Her History, Her Graduates, Her Roll of Honor." Published by MAJOR-GENERAL GRENV1LLE M. DODGE. Compiled and Edited by WILLIAM ARBA ELLIS, B. S., A. M. 1911.