Charles Albert Harper Jr

19 October 1915–31 July 1995 (Age 79)
Somerville, Fayette, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Charles Albert

When Charles Albert Harper Jr was born on 19 October 1915, in Somerville, Fayette, Tennessee, United States, his father, Charles Albert Harper, was 28 and his mother, Mehitable Thurston Colby, was 27. He married Kathryn Pearleen Warwick on 19 February 1940, in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States. He lived in Lufkin, Angelina, Texas, United States in 1930 and Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States in 1964. He died on 31 July 1995, in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Sharon Memorial Park, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States.

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Charles Albert Harper Jr
Kathryn Pearleen Warwick
Marriage: 19 February 1940

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19 February 1940
Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 3

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • C Albert Harper Jr. in household of Charles A Harper Sr., "United States Census, 1920"
  • Charles A Harper Jr. in household of Charles A Harper, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles A Harper in entry for Rev Charles Albert Harper, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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