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Susan Harding’s fourth and final house stood at 514 North Sunny Lane. She is pictured at left with her son William. Also pictured is her sister Isabella Matthews, who is flanked by her daughters Bessie (at left) and Ida, a milliner. The house, which was later owned by Lee T. White, was razed in 1998.

Civil War general’s wife was pillar of Monmouth community

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A middle-aged Susan Ickes Harding posed for the camera in this Civil War-era photo.

Editor and historian for Monmouth College. Avid researcher of western Illinois history for 40 years. FB and Twitter. jrankin@monmouthcollege.edu

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