Ralph Andrew Harper

Male6 October 1909–13 June 1988

Brief Life History of Ralph Andrew

When Ralph Andrew Harper was born on 6 October 1909, in Tickfaw, Tangipahoa, Louisiana, United States, his father, James Thomas Harper, was 28 and his mother, Ophelia J Dunnington, was 26. He lived in Ward Six, Tangipahoa, Louisiana, United States for about 20 years. He died on 13 June 1988, at the age of 78, and was buried in Louisiana, United States.

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Ralph Andrew Harper
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  • Ralph Harper, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ralph Andrew Harper, "Louisiana First Registration Draft Cards, 1940-1945"
  • Ralph A Harper, "Find A Grave Index"

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1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

1910 · The Mann Act

Age 1

This Act makes engaging in transport of any woman for any immoral purpose, prostitution, illegal. Its primary intent was to address prostitution, immorality, and human trafficking, particularly where trafficking was for the purposes of prostitution.


Age 22

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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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