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 30 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.
English (Staffordshire), Scottish, Irish (Antrim and Down), and Dutch: occupational name for a player on the harp, from Middle English harper(e) ‘harper’ (Old English hearpere) and Middle Dutch harper, herper. 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.
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