Henry E Harper Death

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to of as S. at . - K Le - - K - ; W - ' L E ; A ; H Louis. - - CAPT. HESET E. HARPER. V The funeral - of Capt. Henry K. Harper took place yesterday morning from hia late residence - on Baron no street, and waa attended attended by many sorrowing friends, including including a number of steam boatmen. The remains were laid to rest in the family tomb of Capt. John J. Brown, in Washington Cemetery, and the services were conducted by Dr. Mallard, of the Napoleon Avenne Presbyterian Church, in the course of which he paid a handsome tribute to the deceased. The pall - bearers were Capts. M. Kenlson. C P. Truslow, T. R. Mu grate, J. A Comstock and Henry W.Baker and Mr. Louis O.Des - forges. - - - ' It is thought by the relatives and friends ot Capt. Harper that grief over the death of Capt. Gee. M. Wood, who was his most intimate intimate friend and companion for many years, was the indirect causa of his illness. He wsa very mnch prostrated when he received the tidings of Capt. Wood's death, and a day or two later he was taken with chills and fever, which turned into - pneumonia, of . whici he died. - Capt. Harper waa born in Belmont comity, Ohio, in 1SSS. In 184 be moved to Kentucky, and in 85 went to Cincinnati, where be remained remained until 1UT, when, like maay other y oung men of his time, he took the gold fever and started out for California and met with soma SBeeeas la the mining regions. Betarn - ing to Cincinnati in iss be was taken into partnership with his father, forming the nrm of D. Harper A Son. In that year ho married married Miss Kate Fearn, ef Hunter's Bottom. Ky. - - D. Harper A Sen did a. large and extended prodnce and comnriaai on business ; they also Lad large Government contracts and owned and operated a distillery and flouring mill at Carrollton,. Ky. Xn ootmeetlon with their - bnaineaa they ran a line ot ateambaata in the Kentucky River under the name of the Ken - tacky River Packet Company. The boat of this line consisted ot the J. BHiad, Lady Grace and Eureka. - - - After the war they removed te Loulrrine, Ky., where they eontiaued in the same bast - Bees until 1BT&. In that - year Capt. Harper withdrew front the nnsaad confined - his attention attention to bis steamboat interests, building successively the steamers Belle, Maggie Harper, Littie Dick and VigOt . In the fall of 187a Capt.. Harper - came to Mew Orleans - with the steamer Blue Wing, and In connection with Capt. Geo. W. Wood, ran her in the Upper Coast trade, and afterward afterward the steamers Whisper and Belle. In 1883 be ran a - line of steamers to Pert Bads for a short tiie with Capt. L. T. Belt, when he sold out his steamboat interests to tbe Red River and Coast Line. . During tbe last two yeaxaof hia life he waa engaged in the wholesale opal boalneea. Capt. Harper leaves a wife and Ave children, two sons and three daughters ; .. also two sisters, Mrs. Bertram, of this city, and Mrs, Amelia - F. Bertram, of Wichita, Ka. - Ha was a goad man, a loving and affse - tMvnate - husband, a - kind and tndnlgent rather, and a trae and - faithful friend. T his Borrowing family we tender our; heartfelt sympathy. Peace to his ashes." : The Louisville Courietsroarnal has the following 55 d qr .st do 74 . 9 0 1 80 8 B

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  1. The Times-Picayune,
  2. 07 Jan 1885, Wed,
  3. Page 9

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