A summary plus some more info on your Harpers of KANSAS
Kathleen posted census 1910, 1920, and 1930 showing the family is in Barton County, Kansas. You’ll find some family burials in Hoisington Cemetery, Hoisington, Barton County. See Find-a-Grave website.
1940 Census Hoisington, Barton, Kansas 474 West Fourth Street Lincoln Harper 53, born about 1887 in Canada, farmer Mazzie Harper 50 born about 1890 in Canada Delmer Harper 17, salesman, retail grocery Residence in 1935: Same House
A summary of the census information follows: FATHER: Lincoln Harper (13 April 1886-31 Dec 1964) nickname “Link” per Ancestry.com tree (Phillips Family Tree) MOTHER: Mazzie Phillips (29 May 1889-11 July 1960) - also spelled Maisie CHILDREN Leonard F. Harper born about 1909 died 1993 Frank Harper born about 1910- grandson is the poster Eleen Harper born about 1912 Evelyn Harper born about 1914 (name given as May in 1920 census) Sylvester Harper born about 1917 Delmer D. Harper born about 1922 died 2009
ABOUT Mazzie’s parents (source is Find-a-Grave) FATHER Francis Marion Phillips (1852-1915) MOTHER Isabell Dennis (1855-1900)
Source for following is Find-a-Grave, newspaper article posted above, and census info found on Ancestry.com:
ABOUT Leonard Harper (09 May 1908-20 January 1993) Married Dorothy Rude Lived in Barton County, Kansas. Owned and operated the Holiday Inn in Great Bend and many other hotels. Influential family “and one of the most generous” per newspaper quote. Son L. F. Harper II (“Butch”) graduated high school 1964; lived in Omaha in 2000 Donation to town used for Barton County Arts building Buried Hoisington Cemetery, Barton, Kansas Find-a-Grave memorial to Dorothy Rude Harper (1910-1992) http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Harper&GSiman=1&GScid=251446&GRid=84036407&http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Harper&GSiman=1&GScid=251446&GRid=84036407&
This family has set up a charitable foundation - use Google to find more.
ABOUT Frank Harper (1910- ) Frank Harper: Married about 7 times. One daughter, Victoria Harper. Grandson of Frank is the poster of this query.
ABOUT Sylvester Harper (1917- ) 1940 Census Kanorado, Sherman, Kansas Sylvester E. Harper 23, born about 1917 Kansas, divorced, lodger in Winn household Residence in 1935: Barton County, Kansas **A Sylvester E. Harper died 1987 in Pueblo County, Colorado; soc sec # issued in Kansas **S.E. Harper and wife Mildred burial (See links below). Don’t know if same person. http://www.kmitch.com/Pueblo/imperialh.htmlhttp://www.kmitch.com/Pueblo/imperialh.html http://www.kmitch.com/Pueblo/imperial/P1075135.jpghttp://www.kmitch.com/Pueblo/imperial/P1075135.jpg
ABOUT Delmer D. Harper (22 October 1922-October 2009) ARCHITECT Born in Hoistington, Barton, Colorado. Graduated from Los Angeles High School and attended U. of Southern California. Served in World War II. Architect. Wife Peggy. Children Susan (Coulson), Randy,Sherry (Geddes) Died Denver County, Colorado and buried in Denver, Denver, Colorado. See Find-a-Grave for full obit.