Mary Elliot Harper

4 September 1876–1949 (Age 72)
Magnolia, Rock, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Mary Elliot

When Mary Elliot Harper was born on 4 September 1876, in Magnolia, Rock, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Thomas Thompson Harper, was 39 and her mother, Mary Ann Acheson, was 32. She married Glenn William Clark about 25 April 1906, in Magnolia, Rock, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Milton, Rock, Wisconsin, United States in 1930. She died in 1949, in Rock, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Glenn William Clark
1881–1949
Mary Elliot Harper
1876–1949
Marriage: about 25 April 1906
Helen Mary Clark
1908–1982
Harriet A. Clark
1908–2007

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 25 April 1906
Magnolia, Rock, Wisconsin, United States
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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 7

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

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)

  • Mary E Clark in household of Glenn Clark, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Clark in household of Glenn Clark, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary E Harper in household of Thomas Harper, "United States Census, 1880"

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