This Day in History: 1923-08-10
This day has been designed a National Day of Mourning to honor the late President Warren G. Harding who died on August 2nd. Most businesses and all government offices were closed. A major portion of the meeting of the Mahwah Women’s Club was devoted to a memorial service. An orchestra of Mr. Briggs, flute, Mr. Kehr, violin, Mr. Grimm, cello, and Mrs. Grimm, piano, played “Abide with Me” and “Nearer my God to Thee”. The Club President Mrs. Lincoln, expressed the grief felt for Mrs. Harding and asked for a moment of silent prayer for her followed by the Lord’s Prayer. Mrs. Grimm sang “Lead Kingly Light”. Mr. James A. Biggs gave an appreciation of Mr. Harding which The Ramsey Journal published on its front page. The service ended with Mrs. Grimm singing “The Cross” by Malcolm Douglas.