Johnnie Curtis Harper

15 April 1938–4 October 2015 (Age 77)
Chambers, Alabama, United States

The Life of Johnnie Curtis

When Johnnie Curtis Harper was born on 15 April 1938, in Chambers, Alabama, United States, his father, William Curtis Harper, was 30 and his mother, Martha Lois Rowe, was 25. He married Jean Claiborne on 10 July 1957, in Elmore, Idaho, United States. He lived in Bleecker, Lee, Alabama, United States in 1940. He died on 4 October 2015, in Twin Falls, Idaho, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Hagerman, Gooding, Idaho, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Johnnie Curtis Harper
Jean Claiborne
Marriage: 10 July 1957

Spouse and Children

10 July 1957
Elmore, Idaho, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Hilliard Harper


    Billie Harper


    Maisie Harper



World Events (8)


Age 3

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1941 · The Tuskegee Airmen

Age 3

The first African-American military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps were known as the Tuskegee Airmen, after the Tuskegee Army Air Field where they trained. The group flew over 15,000 individual sorties during World War II which earned them over 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses.  

Age 22

Squaw Valley, California, United States hosts Winter Olympic Games.

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

Sources (3)

  • Johnnie Harper in household of Curtis Harper, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Johnnie C Harper, "Idaho, Elmore County Records, 1889-1972"
  • Johnnie Curtis Harper, "Find A Grave Index"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.