Charles Alfred Harper Jr.

22 July 1848–9 May 1935 (Age 86)
Fort Laramie, Goshen, Wyoming, United States

The Life Summary of Charles Alfred

When Charles Alfred Harper Jr. was born on 22 July 1848, in Fort Laramie, Goshen, Wyoming, United States, his father, Charles Alfred Harper, was 31 and his mother, Lavina Wollerton Dilworth, was 29. He married Mary Elizabeth Boyes on 26 October 1866, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 9 May 1935, in Holladay, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Holladay Memorial Park, Holladay, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Charles Alfred Harper Jr.
Mary Elizabeth Boyes
Marriage: 26 October 1866
Charles Alfred Harper III
George Boyes Harper
Mary Harper
Joseph Boyes Harper
Lavina Harper
Edwin Boyes Harper
John Boyes Harper
William E Harper
James Boyes Harper
Elizabeth Harper
Chester Aubrey Harper

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  • Marriage
    26 October 1866Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    History of Holladay Memorial Park Cemetery. First internment was in 1848.
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 24
    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.

    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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    Parkaretta's autobiography

    I guess about the first thing I remember is my brother Nathan dying. He was two years younger than me and he was a pretty child. Big blue eyes and real friendly. He took ill with the fever one winter. …

    Sources (47)

    • Charlie Harper, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Charles A in entry for Joseph Boyes Harper and Grace Abigal Anderson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Chas A in entry for Chas A Harper, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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