Sarah Frances Harper

11 December 1892–
Raleigh, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Sarah Frances

When Sarah Frances Harper was born on 11 December 1892, in Raleigh, West Virginia, United States, her father, James Benjamin Harper, was 35 and her mother, Victoria Alice Vaughn, was 34.

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Family Time Line

James Benjamin Harper
1857–1931
Victoria Alice Vaughn
1858–1947
Cora Belle Harper
1879–1967
Elliott Turner Harper
1885–1930
Pearl Henrietta Harper
1887–
John Bunyan Harper
1889–1973
Sarah Frances Harper
1892–
Janet Maud Harper
1894–1991
Beulah Gem Harper
1901–1996

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World Events (3)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 8

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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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  • Sarah Frances Harper, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"
  • Sarah Frances Harper, "West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928"

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