Prior to her marriage to Archibald Gardner in 1857, Harriet Armitage had been previously married to Henry Neech Larter. Below is a copy of their marriage record from the General Register Office in London. Henry and Harriet were married in Shipley, Yorkshire, England on Christmas day in 1849.
Their first daughter, Marintha Althera Larter, was born on 8 December 1851 in Bowling, Yorkshire, England.
When Marintha was only two months old, Henry and Harriet emigrated to the United States and settled for a time in St. Louis, Missouri. Sadly, the St. Louis, Missouri LDS Branch records state that Marintha died on 25 August 1852 at the age of 8 months and 15 days. (page 1, entry #25, FHL #001,945)