Mary Ann Harper

16 December 1806–30 November 1882 (Age 75)
Pudsey, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Harper was born on 16 December 1806, in Pudsey, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Harper, was 26 and her mother, Rachel Waterhouse, was 27. She married William Goodwin Noble on 13 December 1830, in Irchester, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 9 daughters. She lived in Yorkshire West Riding, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 30 November 1882, in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Smithfield City Cemetery, Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Goodwin Noble
Mary Ann Harper
Marriage: 13 December 1830
Jane Ann Noble
Rachel Noble
Waterhouse Harper Noble
Eliza Priscilla Noble
Henrietta Noble
Lavinia Noble
William Aquilla Noble
Louisa Rox Snow Noble
Zylpha Noble
Lenora Triphena Noble
Laura Matilda Noble

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 December 1830Irchester, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed
    Age 15
    The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.
    Age 24
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    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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    Story Highlight

    William Goodwin Noble and Mary Ann Harper Noble

    WILLIAM GOODWIN NOBLE & MARY ANN HARPER NOBLE This “Life Sketch” of William Goodwin Noble and Mary Ann Harper Noble was written originally by Bessie Noble Larkin, Margaret Thain Noble, and Verla Ster …

    Sources (49)

    • Mary Noble in household of William Noble, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Mary A H Noble, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Mary Ann Harper in entry for Zylpha Raymond, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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