They had no children of their own but Florence's son Marshall lived with them intermittently and received encouragement from Warren to work in journalism. (No original copy of the marriage license has been found but a record of the issuance of the license was printed in a local newspaper. As Florence did not request an autopsy and also destroyed many of his papers a conspiracy theory was put forward in a semi-fictional book The Strange Death of President Harding sensationally claiming that Florence had poisoned her husband.
Harding was the First Lady of the United States from 1921 to 1923. She married the somewhat-younger Harding when he was a newspaper publiFlorence Hardingr in Ohio and Florence Harding was acknowledged as the brains behind the business. Florence "Flossie" Mabel Kling Harding (previously DeWolfe; August 15 1860 in Marion Ohio – November 21 1924) wife of President Warren G.