Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

John A. Harper

Male 1865 - 1935  (69 years)


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  • Name John A. Harper 
    Born 17 Apr 1865  Arthur Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Clerk, Insurance 
    Religion 1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-26158 
    Died 29 Jan 1935  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I26158  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Family Amelia Christman,   b. 1867, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1937, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Children 
     1. Dr. Grant Errol Harper,   b. 25 Oct 1897, Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1975, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Bertha Pauline Harper,   b. 1901, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1973, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F6815  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From the Waterloo Chronicle, Thursday, January 31, 1935, page 1
      Waterloo Citizen Passes Away
      John A.Harper Called in His 70th Year. Former Principal of Elmira School.


      In the passing of John A. Harper, in his 70th year, Waterloo loses one of its most highly esteemed citizens. He slept peacefully away at his home, 28 Young Street, on Tuesday (January 29th) morning following a lengthy illness.
      Many friends and relatives attended the funeral services held at the family residence this (Thursday) afternoon. Rev. James Fleming, pastor of the Knox Presbyterian Church, conducted the service. Interment was made in Mount Hope cemetery. The drawing room and casket at the home were banked with beautiful floral wreaths and sprays sent by friends and organizations with which deceased was closely identified.

      The late J. A. Harper was born near Mount Forest. Before coming to Waterloo thirty years ago he taught school at Elmira for four years where he was principal of the public school. Later he taught school at Guelph, resigning to join the Mutual Life Assurance Co.'s head office staff. He was mortgage loan inspector at the time of his retirement a few years ago.
      He was keenly interested in municipal affairs, church and fraternal organizations of which he was a member. He gave valued service on the school board, board of trade, and was prominent in Red Cross work during the Great War. He was a member of the Waterloo Masonic Lodge and the I.O.O.F., and an elder of the Presbyterian church. In politics he was a staunch Conservative.

      He was married to Miss Amelia Christman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.Christman of Elmira, who survives with one son, Dr. Grant Harper, and one daughter, Mrs. Hugh A. Rogers, both of Waterloo. Also four grandchildren.

  • Sources 
    1. [S366] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1911, Div. 41 Page 11.

    2. [S118] News - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo - Waterloo Chronicle, Obituary of Emelie Christmas - June 25, 1937.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Apr 1865 - Arthur Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Clerk, Insurance - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Jan 1935 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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