Martha Elizabeth Harper

9 March 1877–15 September 1964 (Age 87)
Greene, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Martha Elizabeth

When Martha Elizabeth Harper was born on 9 March 1877, in Greene, North Carolina, United States, her father, Richard Franklin Harper, was 26 and her mother, Henrietta Darden, was 21. She lived in Olds Township, Greene, North Carolina, United States for about 20 years and Snow Hill, Greene, North Carolina, United States in 1964. She died on 15 September 1964, in Kinston, Lenoir, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Greene, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Franklin Harper
Henrietta Darden
Nellie Harper
Claudius Leroy Harper
Martha Elizabeth Harper
Margaret Leona Harper
Wilhemenia Dawson Harper
Richard Oscar Harper
Jennis Frank Harper
Teresa Harper
Marvin Hallop Harper
Nina White Harper
Robert Ray Harper

Parents and Siblings

    Richard Franklin Harper


    Henrietta Darden




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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 20

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 23

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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Sources (3)

  • Martha Harper in household of Richard Harper, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Martha E Harper in household of Richard F Harper, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Martha Harper in household of Richard F Harper, "United States Census, 1920"

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