Earle Harper

Brief Life History of Earle

When Earle Harper was born in May 1891, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Jacob Lea Harper, was 32 and her mother, Ann Eliza Ballinger, was 28. She married William Warder Anderson on 1 August 1907, in Campbell, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Paris, Bourbon, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and Magisterial District 4, Fayette, Kentucky, United States in 1940. She died on 14 December 1979, in Fayette Township, Calhoun, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Warder Anderson
1890–1970
Earle Harper
1891–1979
Marriage: 1 August 1907
William L. Anderson
1909–1926
Elizabeth T. Anderson
1910–1965
James H. Anderson
1914–2003
James H Anderson
1915–

Sources (26)

  • Earle B Anderson in household of Warder W Anderson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Earle Harper, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000

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Name Meaning

English (Staffordshire), Scottish, Irish (Antrim and Down), and Dutch: occupational name for a player on the harp, from Middle English harper(e) ‘harper’ (Old English hearpere) and Middle Dutch harper, herper. 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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