Leon Hubert Harper

6 December 1889–16 February 1964 (Age 74)
Nebraska, United States

The Life of Leon Hubert

When Leon Hubert Harper was born on 6 December 1889, in Nebraska, United States, his father, Franklin Robert Harper, was 41 and his mother, Martha Jane Turley, was 37. He married Martha Ella Arnold on 3 September 1911, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States for about 30 years. He died on 16 February 1964, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leon Hubert Harper
Martha Ella Arnold
Marriage: 3 September 1911
Willard Levern Harper
Leonard Hubert Harper
Leonard H Harper
Hazel Ollie Harper
Vera J Harper
Adaleine Harper

Spouse and Children

3 September 1911
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States


    Willard Levern Harper


    Leonard Hubert Harper


    Leonard H Harper


    Hazel Ollie Harper


    Vera J Harper


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Franklin Robert Harper


    Martha Jane Turley





    Nora Harper


    George Russell Harper



    Pearl K Harper


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 2

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 20

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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)

  • Leon H Harper, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leon Harper, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Leon H Harper, "United States Census, 1920"

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