Joseph Weldon Harper

28 June 1921–4 September 2001 (Age 80)
Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Weldon

Joseph Weldon Harper was born on 28 June 1921, in Texas, United States as the son of James Wright Harper. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Titus, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 4 September 2001, in Collin, Texas, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Joseph Weldon Harper
1921–2001
Mary "Jayne" Hamilton
1923–2016

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
Age 2
Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives
Age 8
Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1942 · The Japanese American internment
Age 21
Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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

Harcourt
Harp

Sources (6)

  • Weldon Harper in household of W James Harper, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Weldon Harper in household of J W Harper, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dr Joseph W Or Joe Harper, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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