HARPER, FRED F. - Benton County, Arkansas | FRED F. HARPER - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Fred F. HARPER

Hillcrest (formerly I. O. O. F. (Gravette) Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

Fred
1877 - 1936

*Obituary
Benton County Democrat
Thursday, April 16, 1936

GRAVETTE VICTIM OF AUTO CRASH BURIED MONDAY

Funeral services were conducted on Monday afternoon at the Christian Church at Gravette for Fred Harper, 59-year-old farmer of near Gravette, who was injured fatally Saturday night when his automobile, in which he was riding alone, overturned on a Frisco railroad crossing a mile and a half east of Gravette. He died at 11 o’clock Saturday night, three hours after the accident occurred. He is understood to have been conscious before his death and to have said that another car crowded his off the road at the crossing. There were no known witnesses to the tragedy, and authorities are side to have thought that possibly Mr. Harper lost control of his car at the crossing, or that the car wheels may have caught in the railroad tracks causing the car to swerve and crash.

The funeral was conducted by the Rev. F.C. Barrow, pastor of the Hiwasse Christian Church. Burial was in the Gravette cemetery.

Mr. Harper’s chest was crushed and several ribs broken. His left arm also was fractured. He was found at the scene of the wreck by George Cooper of Gravette a few minutes after the accident occurred and was taken to his home.

For the past 30 years Mr. Harper has operated threshing machines on farms in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas. Associated with him in this business was his brother, Tom Harper, who lives on an adjoining farm.

Mr. Harper was a son of the late Rev. Thomas Harper, pioneer minister of the Christian Church in Northwest Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, two small daughters, Tessie Ruth and Eva May Harper, the brother, Tom Harper, and one sister, Mrs. Lucinda Baldwin, the wife of Capt. Ole Baldwin of Siloam Springs, Ark.

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Contributed on 7/17/08 by wfields55
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Record #: 37126

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Submitted: 7/17/08 • Approved: 1/19/12 • Last Updated: 8/31/12 • R37126-G37126-S3

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