Harry Harper

8 April 1881–11 August 1898 (Age 17)
Pope, Illinois, United States

The Life of Harry

When Harry Harper was born on 8 April 1881, in Pope, Illinois, United States, his father, John Riley Harper, was 39 and his mother, Amanda C Whiteside, was 33. He died on 11 August 1898, in his hometown, at the age of 17, and was buried in Whiteside Cemetery, Eddyville Number 6 Precinct, Pope, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Riley Harper
Amanda C Whiteside
Margaet Alice 'Maggie' Harper
Alonzo "Lon" Harper
Arthur A. Harper
Effie A. Harper
Harry Harper
Maudie C Harper
Rettie Bruce Harper

Parents and Siblings

    John Riley Harper


    Amanda C Whiteside




+2 More Children

World Events (7)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 4

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 9

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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 (1)

  • Harry Harper, "Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940"

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