Fanny Alice Harper

Broseley, Shropshire, England

The Life of Fanny Alice

When Fanny Alice Harper was born in 1871, in Broseley, Shropshire, England, her father, John Harper, was 29 and her mother, Ellen Crowther, was 27. She had at least 4 sons and 2 daughters with James Barker. She lived in Broseley, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years and Cannock, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

James Barker
Fanny Alice Harper
Edward Barker
James Barker
Lilian Barker
Albert Barker
Nellie Barker
Leonard Barker

Spouse and Children





    Lilian Barker


    Albert Barker


    Nellie Barker


+1 More Child

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+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 9

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 13

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 33

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

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)

  • Fanny Harper in household of Ellen Harper, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Fanny Alice Harper in household of John Harper, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Fanny A Harper in household of John Harper, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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