Perry Harper (1903 - 1971)

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Nancy Walker, Valerie Harper & Julie Kavner

Nancy Walker, Valerie Harper & Julie Kavner

Nancy Walker, Valerie Harper & Julie Kavner

Nancy Walker, Valerie Harper & Julie Kavner

Wilkie LaTrobe Harper

Wilkie LaTrobe Harper

Pinkley Men - 4 generations

Pinkley Men - 4 generations

Pinkley Women -  4 Generations

Pinkley Women - 4 Generations

Sarah Jane (Harper) Griffin

Sarah Jane (Harper) Griffin

Sarah Jane (Harper) Griffin, 1800s

Sarah Jane (Harper) Griffin, 1800s

Wilkie Harper

Wilkie Harper

Clarice Berdin

Clarice Berdin

Asa John. D. Harper

Asa John. D. Harper

Wilkie & Clarice Harper

Wilkie & Clarice Harper

Lutheran Church, Class of 1944

Lutheran Church, Class of 1944

Maretta O Richardson

Maretta O Richardson

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Asa John Harper Nancy Walker, Valerie Harper & Julie Kavner Nancy Walker, Valerie Harper & Julie Kavner Wilkie LaTrobe Harper

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1903 - In the year that Perry Harper was born, the book The Souls of Black Folk, written by W. E. B. Du Bois, was published. Containing several essays on the African-American experience in America, much of the book was based on Du Bois' own life. The book was one of the very early works in the science of sociology.

1916 - He was only 13 years old when the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

1952 - When he was 49 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

1958 - He was 55 years old when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

1971 - In the year of Perry Harper's passing, on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

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Perry Harper passed away in May 1971 at 67 years old. No cause of death has been entered for Perry. He was born on July 1, 1903. We have no information about Perry's surviving family. We know that Perry Harper had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

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