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John Milburn Harding
"Harding, John Milburn (1873-March 24, 1934), lawyer, was born in Harrison County and also lived in Noble County for a time. After reading law and being admitted to the bar, he practiced in Lorain."
[William Coyle (ed.), Ohio Authors and Their Books: Biographical Data and Selective Bibliographies for Ohio Authors, Native and Resident, 1796-1950 274 (Cleveland: World Publishing Co., for the Ohioana Library Association, 1962)] [Used with the gracious permission of the Ohioana Library Association]
A different source has Harding's birth as May 6th, 1874. The same source goes on to note that Harding was born "on a farm in Guernsey county, Ohio. While quite young the family removed to Freeport township, Harrison county, where his boyhood was spent on a farm and at the district school. At the age of twenty he began to teach, supplementing his education with two terms at Scio College. He studied law and after his admission to the bar began to practice at Caldwell, Ohio. Some years ago he went to Lorain, Ohio, where he has been a member of the law firm of Snyder and Harding. He is now serving his second year as Police Prosecutor of that city."
[C.L. Martzoloff (ed.), Poems on Ohio 181-183, at 181 (Columbus, Ohio: F.J. Heer Printing Co., 1911)(including the poem, "The Centennial Ode" and "At Zeisberger's Grave" (pp. 207-208)]
John Milburn Harding, Lourell, the Indian Maid (Lorain, 1916)(Lorain, Ohio: Ohio Service Printing Company, 2nd ed., 1932)