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
1889–1964
Martha Ella Arnold
1893–1976
Marriage: 3 September 1911
Willard Levern Harper
1912–
Leonard Hubert Harper
1914–1980
Leonard H Harper
1914–
Hazel Ollie Harper
1916–1984
Vera J Harper
1920–
Adaleine Harper
1923–1940

Spouse and Children

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

(6)

    Willard Levern Harper

    Male1912–Male

    Leonard Hubert Harper

    Male1914–1980Male

    Leonard H Harper

    Male1914–Male

    Hazel Ollie Harper

    Female1916–1984Female

    Vera J Harper

    Female1920–Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Franklin Robert Harper

    Male1848–1925Male

    Martha Jane Turley

    Female1852–1900Female

siblings

(10)

    Female1871–1955Female

    Nora Harper

    Female1873–Female

    George Russell Harper

    Male1876–Male

    Male1878–1954Male

    Pearl K Harper

    Female1882–Female

+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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