Perry Albert Harper

29 March 1874–22 May 1945 (Age 71)
Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States

The Life of Perry Albert

When Perry Albert Harper was born on 29 March 1874, in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States, his father, Thomas McGinnis Harper, was 27 and his mother, Druzilla Jane Brenton, was 20. He married Lillie Mae Scott on 9 July 1896, in Beaver City, Furnas, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Belle Plaine Township, Norton, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Grant Township, Norton, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 22 May 1945, in Norton, Kansas, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Mount Olive Cemetery, Norton, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Perry Albert Harper
Lillie Mae Scott
Marriage: 9 July 1896
Maude Catherine Harper
Hazel Ulah Harper
Minnie Lee Harper
Walter Burton Harper
Gertrude Jane Harper
James Oscar Harper

Spouse and Children

9 July 1896
Beaver City, Furnas, Nebraska, United States




    Minnie Lee Harper


    Walter Burton Harper


    Gertrude Jane Harper


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

Age 3

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: occupational name for a player on the harp, from an agent derivative of Middle English, Middle Dutch harp ‘harp’. The harper was one of the most important figures of a medieval baronial hall, especially in Scotland and northern England, and the office of harper was sometimes hereditary. The Scottish surname is probably an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Chruiteir ‘son of the harper’ (from Gaelic cruit ‘harp’, ‘stringed instrument’). This surname has long been present in Ireland.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Perry A Harper, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Perry Harper, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Perry A Harper, "United States Census, 1940"

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