Jack Farmer Harper

9 January 1901–11 September 1988 (Age 87)
Martindale, Caldwell, Texas, United States

The Life of Jack Farmer

When Jack Farmer Harper was born on 9 January 1901, in Martindale, Caldwell, Texas, United States, his father, Benjamin Adolphus Harper, was 39 and his mother, Lutitia Crunk, was 33. He married Carmen Bruce Barber on 24 December 1922, in Fentress, Caldwell, Texas, United States. He died on 11 September 1988, in San Marcos, Hays, Texas, United States, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Jack Farmer Harper
Carmen Bruce Barber
Marriage: 24 December 1922

Spouse and Children


    Carmen Bruce Barber


24 December 1922
Fentress, Caldwell, Texas, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Adolphus Harper


    Lutitia Crunk




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World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 4

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.

Age 26

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • 1940 U.S. Census - San Marcos, Hays Co., TX
  • 1930 U.S. Census - Justice Precinct 7, Caldwell Co., TX
  • Texas Death Index, 1903 - 2000 online at ancestry.com

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