Josie Faye Harper

Female1891–1985

Brief Life History of Josie Faye

When Josie Faye Harper was born in 1891, in Kentucky, United States, her father, James Washington Harper, was 39 and her mother, Caroline Gray, was 33. She died in 1985, in United States, at the age of 94.

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James Washington Harper
1852–1915
Caroline Gray
1858–1940
Anna Beatrice Harper
1889–1957
Josie Faye Harper
1891–1985
James Elmo Harper
1892–1980

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    World Events (8)

    1892 · The Radio is invented

    Age 1

    Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 5

    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.

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 25

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    English (Staffordshire), Scottish, Irish (Antrim and Down), and Dutch: occupational name for a player on the harp, from Middle English harper(e) ‘harper’ (Old English hearpere) and Middle Dutch harper, herper. 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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