1915 - 2009 (94 years)
||Harding, Helen E. |
||14 Feb 1915
||New York, USA [1, 2]
||10 Apr 1930
||Binghamton, Broome County, New York, USA 
||16 Apr 2009
||Broome County, New York, USA 
||16 Apr 2009 [1, 3]
||Evergreen Cemetery, Owego, Tioga County, New York, USA 
||19 Aug 2015 |
||Harding, Albert H., b. 22 Apr 1886, Binghamton, Broome County, New York, USA , d. 17 May 1972 (Age 86 years) |
||Bishop, Maude Laura, b. 1890, Pennsylvania, USA , d. 1964 (Age 74 years) |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
|Born - 14 Feb 1915 - New York, USA
|Census - 10 Apr 1930 - Binghamton, Broome County, New York, USA
|Residence - 16 Apr 2009 - Broome County, New York, USA
|Buried - - Evergreen Cemetery, Owego, Tioga County, New York, USA
Helen Harding Clark
Helen Harding Clark, 94, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2009. She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Charles; sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Duane Kent; and brother, William (Bill) Harding. Helen is survived by her four children, Nancy Allan-Elliott, Binghamton, Patricia Harding-Clark, Reston, Virginia, Barbara C. Thompson, Binghamton, and Sally C. Shumaker, Thousand Oaks, California; treasured grandchildren, James and Tina Allan, Harrisburg, PA, John and Vicky Allan, Whitney Point, Steven and Terri Allan, Binghamton, Brian Leslie Thompson, Brooklyn, NY, and Sarah Caplan-Clark, Alexandria, VA; great-grandchildren, Amanda, Mark and Joshua Allan, Jonathan and Corey Allan and Ashley Allan. She leaves behind brother, Albert Harding, Clifton Park, NY, sister-in-law, Trudy Harding, Apalachin, and several nieces and nephews. Helen was born at home in 1915, a Valentine's Day, birthday present to her parents. She, like the five generations of the Harding family before her, resided and raised their families in Binghamton. Upon graduation from Binghamton Central High School, Helen went on to study Bacteriology and Botany having received two scholarships from Cornell University, which for a woman in those days was quite extraordinary. She was the first ever in her family to attend and graduate from college and one of the first women with a dual major to study at Cornell. Helen married a fellow Cornellian, Charles Austin Clark, whom she met in the Chemistry labs at Cornell. Together they raised four daughters and subsequently had four grandsons and one granddaughter. Helen was past president of the American Association of University Women and of the Cornell Women's Alumni Club. She was a longtime member of First Congregational Church, Binghamton, participating in its Helpers Society and Senior Choir. She loved special occasions and holidays and enjoyed the outdoors. She knew the names of all the flowers and was an avid gardener. In the early years of their retirement, Helen and Charles traveled as much of the world as they could, taking them as far east as Egypt and the great Nile River and as far north as Alaska. Helen was eager to lend a helping hand and did so most of her life. The toughest part of old age, she said, was that she no longer could help other people. She had a ready smile and was grateful for the help given her in her later years by the staff of the Willow Point Nursing Home. Helen looked forward to a peaceful rest and reunion with her Lord. She leaves behind a lifetime of fond memories for family and friends. With the Lord's blessing, Helen's passing was as peaceful as she lived her life.
Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 9, 2009, at First Congregational Church, 30 Main Street, Binghamton with the Reverend Art Suggs officiating. Interment will follow services in Evergreen Cemetery, Owego. Memorial contributions in Helen's name may be made to First Congregational Church Memorial Fund, 30 Main Street, Binghamton, New York 13905. Expressions of sympathy for the family may be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org. Arrangements for the family are directed by DeMunn Funeral Home.
Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin from May 6 to May 7, 2009
- [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com), 19 Aug 2015.
From Find A Grave Memorial# 111715526
Helen E. Harding Clark
Death: Apr. 16, 2009
Charles A. Clark (1915 - 2000)
New York, USA
Plot: Sec 5 Lot 1
Created by: Paul R
Record added: Jun 03, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 111715526
- [S937] 1930 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 19 Aug 2015.
1930 Census, enumerated 10 Apr 1930 at 10 Livingston St. in Binghamton, Broome, New York, United States
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Albert H Harding Head M 44 New York
Maud I Harding Wife F 40 Pennsylvania
Helen E Harding Daughter F 15 New York
Jane Harding Daughter F 12 New York
Albert Harding Jr. Son M 7 New York
William Harding Son M 2 New York
Citing this Record
"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X7HW-RBQ : accessed 19 August 2015), Helen E Harding in household of Albert H Harding, Binghamton, Broome, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0026, sheet 6B, family 138, line 69, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1407; FHL microfilm 2,341,142.
- [S116] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3), 19 Aug 2015.
Given Name Helen
Middle Name H
Birth Date 14 Feb 1915
State New york
Last Place of Residence Broome, New york
Previous Residence Postal Code 13850
Event Date 16 Apr 2009
Citing this Record
"United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VSQB-P36 : accessed 19 August 2015), Helen H Clark, 16 Apr 2009; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).