George Franklin Harper

20 November 1862–13 March 1953 (Age 90)
Graves, Kentucky, United States

The Life of George Franklin

When George Franklin Harper was born on 20 November 1862, in Graves, Kentucky, United States, his father, Kinion Harper, was 48 and his mother, Mary Janey Brookshire, was 39. He married Elizabeth Josephine Mack in 1884. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States in 1920 and Magisterial District 8, Graves, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 13 March 1953, in Boaz, Graves, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Spring Creek Church Of Christ Cemetery, Dogwood, Graves, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Franklin Harper
Elizabeth Josephine Mack
Marriage: 1884
John Kinnion Harper
Beatrice Catherine Mimi Harper
Teddy Joseph Harper
Knox Vernon Harper
William Geoble Harper
Dennis J Harper

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+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings


    Mary Janey Brookshire




World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1869 · ""

Age 7

Historical Boundaries - 1869: Graves, Kentucky, United States

Age 24

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • George F Harper, "United States Census, 1940"
  • G F Harper, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Geo F Harper, "United States Census, 1910"

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