John Wilbur Harper

6 January 1889–18 April 1964 (Age 75)
Bernice, Union, Louisiana, United States

The Life of John Wilbur

When John Wilbur Harper was born on 6 January 1889, in Bernice, Union, Louisiana, United States, his father, George Washington Harper, was 47 and his mother, Mary Frances Phillips, was 35. He married Lela Hamner on 11 February 1923, in Alberta, Bienville, Louisiana, United States. He lived in Union, Louisiana, United States in 1930 and Ward Four, Union, Louisiana, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 18 April 1964, at the age of 75, and was buried in Union, Louisiana, United States.

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John Wilbur Harper
Lela Hamner
Marriage: 11 February 1923

Spouse and Children

11 February 1923
Alberta, Bienville, Louisiana, United States

Parents and Siblings

    George Washington Harper


    Mary Frances Phillips




    George Henry Harper



    Oscar Eugene Harper


    Charley F Harper


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.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 1

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
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)

  • John W Harper, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John W Harper in household of George W Harper, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John W Harper in household of George W Harper, "United States Census, 1910"

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