Verda S. Laird (1900-1987)

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Verda S. Laird Hartung King
Born: 21 May 1900 Bliss Twp., Michigan
Died: 9 Feb 1987 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Father: Orville K. Laird
Mother: Edna May Wright
Siblings: Verda S. Laird
Veleta Laird
Spouse: Harry H. Hartung
Married: 5 Feb 1921 Petoskey, Michigan
Children: Etzel Meridan Hartung
Merlin Edgar Hartung
Janice Glide Hartung
Spouse: Burrell C. King
Married: 4 Apr 1951


Petoskey News-Review, Tuesday, 10 Feb 1987:

Verda Hartung King, 86

Verda S. King, 86, died Feb. 9, 1987, at Emmet County Medical Care Facility, Harbor Springs.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 at the Schiller Funeral Chapel, 5505 M-119, Harbor Springs. The Rev. Ward Conklin of the First United Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs will officiate and burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Harbor Springs.

The former Verda Laird was born May 21, 1900, in Bliss Township. She attended Bliss Township school and then taught school for a short time in northern Emmet County.

She married Harry Hartung and the couple resided in Harbor Springs where they owned and operated a shoe store. They had three children, all of whom preceded Mrs. Hartung in death.

On April 4, 1951, she married Burrell C. King. The couple resided in Harbor Springs and he died Nov. 1, 1986.

Mrs. King had worked for Michigan Bell Telephone as an operator, retiring when the Harbor Springs office was closed.

She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church and the Telephone Pioneers of America.

Survivors include: eight grandchildren, Lana Moen, Millington, Tenn., Mike Hartung of Harrison, Ohio, Julie Oldiges and Marty Hartung, both of Bellevue, Ky., Debbie Howard of Cincinnati, Ohio, Lorraine, Janice and Steve Hartung, all of Harbor Springs; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10 at the Schiller Funeral Chapel.


  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Record of Marriages, vol 4:
Page: 106
Number: 13
License Dated: 5 Feb 1921
Groom: Hartung Harry H
Age: 22
Race: White
Residence: Pellston Mich
Birth place: Michigan
Occupation: Engineer
Father: Henry Hartung
Mother: Lavina Lark
Times Previously married: none
Bride: Verda S Laird
Age: 20
Race: White
Residence: Pellston Mich
Birth place: Michigan
Occupation: School teacher
Father: Orville Laird
Mother: Edna Wright
Times Previously married: none
Married: 5 Feb 1921
Place: Petoskey Mich
By: Rev George A Weaver Minister & Missionary
Grace J Jessop Petoskey Mich
Grace Jessop Petoskey Mich
  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
HARTUNG, Harry H. & LAIRD, Verda
Date of Marriage: 2/5/1921
Liber: 4
Folio: 106
  • Petoskey News-Review, Monday, 10 Mar 1969, Obituary: Hartung, Etzel Meridan
  • Petoskey News-Review, Wednesday, 3 Mar 1976, Obituary: Hartung, Merlin Edgar
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
KING, Verda S
Date of Death: 2/9/1987
Liber: 1987
Folio: 55
Place of Death: Harbor Springs, MI
King, Verda S. Hartung (Laird)
Age: 86
Born: 5/21/1900
Died: 2/9/1987
Burial: 2/12/1987
Cemetery: Lakeview, Harbor Springs
Obituary: on file