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Lenzy Lafayette Harper
Birth: Jan. 11, 1868
Gilmer County
Georgia, USA
Death: Sep. 9, 1954
Downey
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Son of William Pinkney Harper and Leer E. Plemons. Known as "Fate," (his middle name was pronounced La-Fate) he left Georgia in the late 1880's or early 1890's and moved to the West Plains, Missouri, area. He bought farmland in Gunter's Valley, Peace Valley, MO, married Lou Emma Weeks, and with her had ten children. He outlived six of his children and his wife, who died in the influenza pandemic. He loved being a farmer, and loved lilac bushes. Even today, on the land that was his, there are lilac bushes thriving next to the foundation of his long-gone house. When one of his daughters, Mary Pauline, was dying of tuberculosis, he moved to Colorado to care for her family, and stayed on after her death. Later he moved to California to live with his children there. He never remarried, and as there was no room for him to be buried next to his wife in MO, he asked to be buried in California. He was a kind, generous and religious man, and still missed by his family. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Pinkney Harper (1846 - 1931)
  Lera E. Plemons Harper (1846 - 1922)
 
 Spouse:
  Lou Emma Weeks Harper (1869 - 1918)
 
 Children:
  Beatrice Leah Harper Monger (1893 - 1949)*
  Kenneth Lenzy Harper (1899 - 1927)*
  Mary Pauline Harper Stein (1902 - 1934)*
  Howard Frederick Harper (1905 - 1945)*
  Ralph Evan Harper (1907 - 1926)*
  Ivan Paul Harper (1916 - 1918)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lenzy Lafayette Harper (1868 - 1954)
  Sarah J. Harper Hill (1872 - 1929)*
  Margaret H. Harper Scott (1877 - 1925)*
  James Weston S. Harper (1878 - 1931)*
  Martha E Harper Allen (1880 - 1969)*
  Nora Adeline Harper Withrow (1885 - 1968)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Westminster Memorial Park
Westminster
Orange County
California, USA
 
Created by: K Townsend
Record added: Feb 19, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17993776
Lenzy Lafayette Harper
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Lenzy Lafayette Harper
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Lenzy Lafayette Harper
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