Raymond Barton and Aubra Kelsey Harding, Georgetown residents and retired government employes who had been married since 1927, were fatally injured June 16 in a one-car traffic accident in the 2900 block of M Street NW.
A D.C. Police spokesman said Mrs. Harding, 88, lost control of the couple's automobile and smashed into the side of a town house. Mr. Harding, 89, was taken to George Washington University Hospital, and Mrs. Harding to Georgetown University Hospital, where they were pronounced dead, police said. Police said there were no other injuries in the accident.
Mr. Harding was a native of Washington. He earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering at George Washington University. After graduating from its law school in 1925, he was a lawyer with the Interstate Commerce Commission for 38 years before retiring in 1963.
He was a 33rd degree Mason, and was a member of the Scottish Rite and Almas Temple.
Mrs. Harding attended the old Ithaca Conservatory of Music and taught school in her native New York state before moving here in 1919, when she joined the Bureau of Internal Revenue. She was an examiner and tax law specialist before retiring from the IRS in 1962.
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Washington. She was a past regent of the Constitution chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Mr. Harding leaves no immediate survivors. Mrs. Harding's survivors include a sister, Evangeline K. Chadwick of Dundee, N.Y.