Walker Barfield Harper

20 July 1870–2 January 1949 (Age 78)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Walker Barfield

When Walker Barfield Harper was born on 20 July 1870, in Georgia, United States, his father, William Isaac Harper, was 23 and his mother, Annie Elizabeth Hayes, was 24. He married Sarah Ann Elizabeth Holland on 25 December 1895, in Tattnall, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in District 1376, Tattnall, Georgia, United States in 1930 and District 1601, Tattnall, Georgia, United States in 1940. He died on 2 January 1949, in Tattnall, Georgia, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Cobbtown, Tattnall, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walker Barfield Harper
Sarah Ann Elizabeth Holland
Marriage: 25 December 1895
Onnie Hansel Harper
Annie Lena Harper
Bessie Harper
Herbert Cecil Harper
Tressie Harper
Madge Esther Harper
Joe Walker Harper
John Britt Harper
Alma Jane Harper
Frank Harper

Spouse and Children

25 December 1895
Tattnall, Georgia, United States


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World Events (8)

1871 · KKK Supression

Age 1

In March of 1871, in an attempt to supress the Ku Klux Klan in South Carolina, President Grant sends troops in. Later that year in October, the KKK are told to disarm and break up. They do not do this and later many are arrested by the US marshals.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 23

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.

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)

  • Walton Harper, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Walker B Harper, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Walker Harper in household of Isaac Harper, "United States Census, 1880"

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