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John Harper

Male 1827 - 1909  (81 years)


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  • Name John Harper 
    Born 3 December 1827  Vermillion, Ashland County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 November 1909  La Barge, Caledonia Township, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • History of Kent County, Michigan, Chas. C. Chapman & Co. Chicago, Illinois, 1881. page 658. “Jon Harper, a native of Vermillion, Richland Co., Ohio, was born Dec. 3, 1827. His parents, Henry and Elizabeth Harper, were natives of Virginia and Pennsylvania. Mr. Harper came to the county in 1866 and bought 62 1/2 acres of land on sec. 15, then primeval forest. He also owns now 80 acres in Heath, Allegan Co. He was married Feb. 24, 1850, to Phinette, daughter of Zelotes and Chloe North, born in Lorain Co., O., Jan. 1, 1831. They had five children - Chloe V. born April 14, 1851 (Mrs. Jeremiah Arndt); Eva L. June 30 1853 (Mrs. Joseph Sherk); Frances E., Dec. 19, 1856 (Mrs. J. H. Schiedel), Henry Z., Feb. 24, 1861, and Silas E., Aug. 12, 1862. Mr. Harper is a Republican.

      Death Certificate: State of Michigan, Department of State, Division of Vital Statistics. Village of La Barge, Caledonia Township, Kent County, Michigan. Register 10, record 215.
      John Harper died 23 November 1909 of Apoplexy. He was a widower, a farmer, and was 81 years, 11 months and ten days old at death. John was born Dec. 3, 1827 in Ohio and was first married when he was 22. He was the parent of five children, all of whom were living when he died. His father was Henry Harper, born in West Virginia, and his mother was Elisabeth Ames born in Pennsylvania. The informant was Henry Harper of Caledonia. John was buried in the Alaska Cemetery on Nov. 26, 1909.

      Cemetery Information: Interment.net is a website listing burials for some cemeteries. Those of interest in the Alaska Cemetery located ate 68th Street SE and Thornapple River Drive, are listed below:
      http://interment.net/data/us/mi/kent/alaska/index.htm
      Harden, Eliz.P., b. 1889, d. 1966, [CS]
      Harden, Geo H., b. 1883, d. 1956, [CS]
Harper, Effie J., b. 1866, d. 1938, Mother, [CS]
Harper, Ellsworth, b. 1862, d. 1944, Father, [CS]
Harper, Henry, b. 1861, d. 1942, Stone actually only has given name, but is associated with a Harper headstone", [CS]
Harper, John M., b. 1903, d. 1979, Son, [CS]
Harper, John, b. 1827, d. 1909, does not say Harper, but is adjacent to a Harper headstone", [CS]
Harper, Lulah E., b. 1880, d. 1950, [CS]
Harper, Nellie, b. 1873, d. 1970, Stone actually only has given name, but is associated with a Harper headstone", [CS]
Harper, Phinette, b. 1831, d. 1894, does not say Harper, but is adjacent to a Harper headstone", [CS]
Harper, Ray, b. 24 Jun 1898, d. 21 Dec 1956, Michigan CPL Postal Exp Service World War I, [CS]
    Person ID I146879  Schirado
    Last Modified 27 December 2015 

    Father Henry Harper,   b. about 1800, Fairfax, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 November 1870, Spencer, Medina County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Ames Risner,   b. about July 1808, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 April 1890, Litchfield Township, Medina County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Family ID F94877  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Phinette North,   b. 1 January 1831, Lorain County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 October 1894, Caledonia, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 24 February 1850 
    Children 
    +1. Chloe Valona Harper,   b. 14 April 1851, Lorain County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 August 1929, Monterey, Allegan County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Eva Lucinda Harper,   b. 30 June 1853, Spencer, Medina County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 June 1927, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +3. Florence Elizabeth Harper,   b. 19 December 1856, Vermillion, Ashland County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 January 1939, Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +4. Henry Z. Harper,   b. 24 February 1861,   d. 18 August 1942, Caledonia, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +5. Silas Ellsworth Harper,   b. 12 August 1862,   d. 1944  (Age 81 years)
    Family ID F97195  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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