Charles W. Harper

27 February 1899–13 April 1971 (Age 72)
Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Charles W.

When Charles W. Harper was born on 27 February 1899, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Charles William Eclipse Harper, was 29 and his mother, Mary Theresa McGarvey, was 27. He died on 13 April 1971, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 72.

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Charles W. Harper
1899–1971
Alma Maria Heim
1898–1979

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

Age 8

The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 19

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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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  • Charles Harper in household of Chas W Harper, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Charles Harper in household of Charles Harper, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Charles W Harper in household of Charles W Harper, "United States Census, 1910"

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