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George Washington Finley Harper

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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.

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