Willie R Harper (1938 - 2009)

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Raleigh, Smith County, Mississippi

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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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1938 - In the year that Willie R Harper was born, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

1954 - When he was 16 years old, on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

1955 - By the time he was 17 years old, on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

1970 - When he was 32 years old, on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

1975 - When he was 37 years old, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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Willie R Harper died on August 24, 2009 at 71 years old. There is no known cause of death for Willie. He was born on February 3, 1938. We are unaware of information about Willie's immediate family. We know that Willie R Harper had been residing in Raleigh, Smith County, Mississippi.

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