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HARPER, John Henry

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  • Name HARPER, John Henry 
    Born 27 Jul 1849  Linkenhorne, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Aug 1936  Cuba, Fulton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 5 Aug 1936  Cuba, Fulton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Family MILLIKIN, Julia Amelia ,   b. 17 Jun 1853, Fountain Green, Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1888, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 24 Jan 1878  Colchester, McDonough, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. HARPER, Francis William ,   b. 30 Jul 1880, Colchester, McDonough, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1957, Deer Park, LaSalle, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. HARPER, Elizabeth ,   b. Jan 1883, Colchester, McDonough, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1883, Colchester, McDonough, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2022 
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    • Certified Copy of an Entry of Birth Registration District: Liskeard; 1849 Birth in the Sub-district of Callington in the County of Cornwall No. 466, When and where born: 27 July 1849 Darley Ford, Linkenhorne, Name: John, boy; Name and surname of Father John Harper; Name, surname and maiden surname of mother Eliza Harper formerly Gerry; Occupation of father: Miner; Signature: the mark of Eliza Harper, mother: Residence of informant: Linkenhorne, when registered: 14 Aug 1849. He was a miner in Colchester, Illinois. He was part of the Lodge #496 in Tennessee A. F. and A.M. which was started in 3 Oct 1866. he was the presiding officer in 1878. He then moved to Colchester #714 Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He was also a charter member of the Cornet Band 25 Aug 1879 by W. R. Hampton. He worked the coal mines at 70' shafts and 50-60 men were paid $2.00/day. The Township of Colchester was started in 1880 and the city in 1884. There was a railroad that ran thru the town called Burlington Chicago Quincy Railroad (C. B.& Q.) that delivered the coal mainly to Quincy during this time. This is who his son Frank started working for in Downers Grove in 1906. He married a second time to Sarah Amelia Cralle in 1889 at Galva, Illinois. Marriage License #3258 J. H. Harper and Sadie Cralle. John H. Harper of Colchester, Illinois age 39 Born England to John Harper and Eliza Gerry 2nd marriage. Sadie Cralle of Galva, Illinois age 22 born Illinois Father: Edward Cralle, Mother Sarah Terry 1st marriage Married at Galva, Henry country, Illinois May 8, 1889, Married by William Wolley Minister. 1900 Census of McDonough country, City of Colchester, Illinois page 96A next to bottom. John HARPER, born July 1850 Eng, Eng, Eng, Coal Miner Came to USA 1869 Sadie born May 1867 Ill, Ill, Ill,; Frank July 1880 Ill., Ian June 1890, Ill.; and Norma Aug 1894, Ill. 3rd Ward, 12 June 1900. They moved as a family over to Cuba, Fulton County, Illinois in late 1900. The Cuba Journal, Cuba, Fulton County, Illinois, Thursday, August 6, 1936 Vol 52, page 1, JOHN HARPER -- John Henry Harper, 86, former county mine inspector and one of the best known mining men in this district, died at his home in this city Sunday night about 10:20. Born at Liscard, England, he was educated as a mining engineer and came to this country as a boy of 16, (1866?) going west and finding employment in the great Comstock gold mine at Virginia City, Nev. From there he went to Colchester, Ill., where he was married. He worked in the mines and served two terms as postmaster. Coming to Cuba in 1899, he served as superintendent at Star No. 1 and later in the same capacity at Big Creek No. 3. Later he served for ten years as county mine inspector. He had been an active member of the Christian church for several years. He is survived by his widow and the following children: F. W. Harper, Downers Grove, Ill.; Ivan W. Harper, Moline; Mrs. Norma Dilts, Rock, Island; Mrs. Maurine Tyldsley, Madisonville, Ky. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Taylor Memorial chapel, conducted by Dr. George L. Snively, of Lewiston. Pallbearers were Joe Brown, Fred Palin, Gus Von Ach, Same Oldham, Harry Hale and Thomas Back. Burial was in Cuba cemetery. He is buried in Lot 613, 1872 Addition Section E. This is located at the south entrance road, then going to the east to the far corner to the cemetery. Stone is by its self next to road. Sarah and John together on stone. Grave 2, for his mother is buried with them and she is more than likely in grave 1. The reasoning on this is that he bought the grave site in 1910 for $6.00. His mother died on the 17th of Nov. 1910. For information on him as a Mason contact Mark Welsh 785-5480. Information on John Henry's family in Cuba cemetery: Bob Williams 203 South 2nd Street, Cuba, Illinois 61427. Certificate of death #35224 State of Illinois: Cuba, Fulton county, Illinois John Henry Harper, Married Sadie Amelia Harper His date of birth July 27, 1850 at Liscard, England. He was a mine inspector. Father: John Harper of Liscard, England, Mother: Elizabeth Gerry of Liscard, England. Informant: Ivan Worth Harper of Cuba, Illinois. Place of burial Cuba, Illinois 5 August 1936 Death: 2 August 1936. Research done by: Harry D. Galley Rock Island ILL

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    1. [S131] 1880 U S Census, 1254227, 1880.