Jack Farmer Harper

Male9 January 1901–11 September 1988

Brief Life History 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 lived in Justice Precinct 7, Caldwell, Texas, United States in 1930 and Caldwell, Texas, United States in 1935. He died on 11 September 1988, in San Marcos, Hays, Texas, United States, at the age of 87.

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Jack Farmer Harper
Carmen Bruce Barber
Marriage: 24 December 1922

Sources (14)

  • Jack F Harper, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jack F Harper, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 online at ancestry.com

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 December 1922Fentress, Caldwell, Texas, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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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 (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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