Henry G. Harper

15 February 1862–after 1930 (Age 67)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Henry G.

When Henry G. Harper was born on 15 February 1862, in Alabama, United States, his father, Jospeh Caldwell Harper, was 32 and his mother, Martha Elizabeth Stokes, was 31. He married Alice Dora Howard on 29 December 1887, in Pickens, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Reform, Pickens, Alabama, United States in 1880. He died after 1930, in Pickens, Alabama, United States, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Henry G. Harper
Alice Dora Howard
Marriage: 29 December 1887
Howard Gurley Harper
Gilbert Stewart Harper
Stewart G Harper
Elsie Lucille Harper
Lucile H Suther

Spouse and Children

29 December 1887
Pickens, Alabama, United States



    Gilbert Stewart Harper


    Stewart G Harper


    Elsie Lucille Harper


    Lucile H Suther


Parents and Siblings

    Jospeh Caldwell Harper


    Martha Elizabeth Stokes





    Margaret E. Harper


    John W. Harper


    David Fluellen Harper



+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1865 · Alabama Ratifies the 13th Amendment

Age 3

Alabama ratified the 13th Amendment on December 2, 1865. The Thirteenth Amendment officially became part of the Constitution on December 6, 1865. Roughly 440,000 Alabamians born into slavery were freed and made citizens. However, loopholes in the law made this a slow process.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 19

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.

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)

  • Henry Harper, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Henry Harper in household of Martha Harper, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Henry Harper in household of Martha Harper, "United States Census, 1870"

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