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George Washington Finley Harper

George Washington Finley Harper, American banker. Served in C.S.A. under Generals Bragg, Johnston and Hood; member North Carolina House of Representatives, 1880-1881.

Background

  • Harper, George Washington Finley was born on July 7, 1834 in Lenoir, North Carolina, United States. Son of James and Caroline Ellen (Finley) Harper.

  • Education

    • Educated Classical Schools, Lenoir, 1847-1853. Davidson College, North Carolina, 1885-1886.

    Career

    • ; children—George F., Ellen (Mistress Bernhardt). In mercantile business at Lenoir, 1853-1861 and 1865-1894. Built section of Chester & Lenoir R.R. from Lenoir to Hickory, 1873-1879, and later president same.

      President, general manager Carolina & Northwestern Railway Company, 1893-1900. President Bank of Lenoir since its organization, 1893. President Green Park (North Carolina) Improvement Сompany.

      Vice president Lenoir Cotton Mill. Partner Benhardt-Seagle Hardware Company.

    Works

    • Author: Caldwell County, North Carolina, in the Great War of 1860-1865, 1910.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyn

    Membership

    Served in C.S.A. under Generals Bragg, Johnston and Hood. Member North Carolina House of Representatives, 1880-1881.

    Connections

    • Married Ella A. Rankin June 14, 1859 (deceased. Children: George F., Ellen (Mistress.
    • father: James Harper
    • mother: Caroline Ellen (Finley) Harper
    • spouse: Ella A. Rankin June 14
    • children: George F. Harper
    • Ellen (Mrs Harper
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    Died March 16, 1921
    (aged 86)
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