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
1862–1953
Elizabeth Josephine Mack
1863–1956
Marriage: 1884
John Kinnion Harper
1887–1946
Beatrice Catherine Mimi Harper
1892–1977
Teddy Joseph Harper
1895–1972
Knox Vernon Harper
1898–1959
William Geoble Harper
1900–1934
Dennis J Harper
1902–1971

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1884
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Male1814–1880Male

    Mary Janey Brookshire

    Female1823–1911Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1863

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
1886

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.

Possible Related Names

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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