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The Harper Family Record


EARNEST JAMES HARPER (b.9/29/1903 d.5/29/1980)
ETTA MARIE SHOEMAKER (b.9/22/1909 d.9/13/2001)

Associated Surnames

Akers, Jimpson/Jamison, Shoemaker, Wells:
Blake, Boley, Goines, Morris:
Hostetler, Smith, Walker:
Barlow, Beasley, Church, Dominick, Hall, Howell, Prieur, White, Wicker, Swanson :
Cunningham, George, Hogge, Payne, Whitehead:
Anderson, Cooper, DeHart:
Creech, Justin:
Fouch, Hutchins :

my grandfather, Earnest James Harper, c.1980

(b.9/29/1903 d.5/29/1980) Estill,Powell Co; "Furnance"/Ravenna, KY 40472

EARNEST JAMES HARPER (b.9/29/1903 d.5/29/1980) Estill,Powell Co; "Furnance"/Ravenna, KY 40472

[NOTE: Earnest's last name should be "HOPPER". Earnest's mother renamed their children illegally to "HARPER" after marriage ended.
However, I have found the following information and, unless it was an oversight or falsification on Earnest's part, it would not confirm the name-change from Hopper to Harper:

Taken from an original copy of the U.S. Social Secuirty Act Application for Account Number, Form SS-5; Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service, Revised July 1937: SSN: 402-18-4059 Employee's First Name: EARNEST Last Name: HARPER Post Office: Furnance, KY Business Name of Present Employer: Unemployed Age at Last Birthdate: 34 DOB: 9/29/1903 Place of Birth: Clay Lick, Montgomery Co, KY Father's Full Name: WALKER HARPER Mother's Full Name: CALLIE DONA BROOKS Sex: Male Color: White Date Signed: 6/11/1938

Earnest's Father Side:
  • Walker (HOPPER) HARPER m. 1X-Callie Dona BROOKS b.1883
      Earnest James HARPER m. Etta Marie Shoemaker (b.1909)
    • Bernice HARPER (b.2/4/1913 d.9/1985, Joplin, MO) m. George BELLAMY
    • [NOTE: researching other siblings]

    Earnest's Mother Side:
  • James Madison BROOKS (b.1859 d.2/22/1932, Estill Co,KY) m. Emma Jade TATE?
      Callie Dona "Donie" BROOKS (b. d.) m. 1X-(HOPPER) HARPER 2X-WAGNER

    Harper Children and Wife Links

    Irene: 1st daughter, 1st of 9 children
    Doris: 2nd daughter, 2nd of 9 children
    Mary: 3rd daughter, 3rd of 9 children (my mother)
    Betty: 4th daughter, 4th of 9 children
    Ruth: 5th daughter , 5th of 9 children
    Claude: 1st son, 6th of 9 children
    Roy: 2nd son, 7th of 9 children
    Bonnie: 6th daughter, 8th of 9 children
    Judy: 7th daughter, 9th of 9 children
    Etta Marie (Shoemaker) Harper: Wife of Earnest James Harper
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