chapter  25
Florence Mabel Kling Harding
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Kling soon began amassing the fortune that would make him the wealthiest man in Marion. He opened a hardware sales business on South Main Street where, above the store, his first child, Florence Mabel, was born. Two sons, Clifford and Vetallis, followed. There is little evidence, that Florence ever formed a close relationship with her brothers, although in later years she actively played the role of eldest child, directing them by letter in business and behavior.