Nannie E Harper

Female3 November 1851–20 February 1927

Brief Life History of Nannie E

When Nannie E Harper was born on 3 November 1851, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Wilson Harper, was 44 and her mother, Agnes Walton, was 45. She married John James Rucker on 27 October 1873, in Boone, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Burlington, Boone, Kentucky, United States in 1880 and Constance, Boone, Kentucky, United States for about 20 years. She died on 20 February 1927, in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, Kenton, Kentucky, United States.

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John James Rucker
Nannie E Harper
Marriage: 27 October 1873
Wilson Harper Rucker
Nora Rucker
Lucille Rucker

Sources (14)

  • Nancy Harper in household of Wilson Harper, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Vannie Harker, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Nannie C Rucker, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 October 1873Boone, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)


    Age 11

    Historical Boundaries 1862: Kenton, Kentucky, United States


    Age 12

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 21

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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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