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Josephine Mary Harper

Josephine Mary Harper

Female 1923 - 1978  (55 years)Deceased    Has 72 ancestors and 5 descendants in our family tree.


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  • Name Josephine Mary Harper 
    Born 26 Feb 1923  Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Residence From 30 Nov 1925 to 29 Feb 1940  Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Home No.3, Müller's Orphanage 
    • Josephine (my Mother), was admitted to the orphanage at the age of 2 and left at the age of 17. Read the story of all 4 of the orphans of Fred and Katie Harper by clicking on the 'Folio' item near the bottom of this page.
    Müller's New Orphan House No.3
    Müller's New Orphan House No.3
    Müller's Orphan House No.3 as it was in 1862 when it was completed.
    Residence 3 May 1949  Exeter, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    24 Mount Pleasant Road 
    Died 28 Sep 1978  Exeter, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 55y 
    Cause: Cancer 
    Address:
    Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital 
    Buried 4 Oct 1978  Halberton Cemetery, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Halberton Village Cemetery 
    • The funeral took place at Belmont Chapel, Exeter, at 14H30.
    Find A Grave Memorial - Josephine Mary Harper Mitchell (1923 - 1978) (1923 - 1978)
    Find A Grave Memorial - Josephine Mary Harper Mitchell (1923 - 1978) (1923 - 1978)
    MITCHELL [nee Harper], Josephine Mary: Last resting place
    MITCHELL [nee Harper], Josephine Mary: Last resting place
    This photo was taken and provided by her son (and my brother), Graham, on Mother's Day, 18 March 2012.
    Siblings 3 siblings 
    +1. Edwin Herbert Horatio Harper
              b. 16 Sep 1914, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 24 Dec 1998, Tiverton, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Mary Jones ,  m. 14 Sep 1936
    +2. Fred Harper
              b. 4 Apr 1918, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 16 Sep 2008, Tiverton, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Dilys May Morris ,  m. 1941
    +3. William Jonas Harper
              b. 16 Jun 1920, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Jan 2005, Tiverton, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Evelyn Peace Chapman ,  m. Dec 1942
     
    Person ID I3  Mitchell Families
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2014 

    Father Ancestors Fred Harper (ID:I87)
              b. 31 Dec 1885, Swindon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 8 Oct 1925, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Katie Rosina Breakspear (ID:I88)
              b. 18 Mar 1887, Bray, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 28 Mar 1924, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 15 Mar 1914  Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Certificate: HARPER, Fred and BREAKSPEAR 19140315
    Marriage Certificate: HARPER, Fred and BREAKSPEAR 19140315
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Living (ID:I2
    Children 
    +1. Roger David Mitchell (ID:I1)
              b. 3 May 1949, Mowbray House Nursing Home, Exeter, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 28 Nov 2016, Chieveley, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +2. Living (ID:I108)
    Photos
    MITCHELL, David and spouse, HARPER, Josephine
    MITCHELL, David and spouse, HARPER, Josephine
    This photo was taken on the occasion of David and Josephine's wedding on 22 December 1947
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2007 
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Feb 1923 - Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    Home No.3, Müller's Orphanage - From 30 Nov 1925 to 29 Feb 1940 - Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    24 Mount Pleasant Road - 3 May 1949 - Exeter, Devonshire, England
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    Link to Google MapsDied - Age: 55y,Cause: Cancer,Address:
    Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital - 28 Sep 1978 - Exeter, Devonshire, England
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    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Halberton Village Cemetery - 4 Oct 1978 - Halberton Cemetery, Devonshire, England
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  • Photos 8 Photos

    Documents
    JONES, Mary: Letter from Josephine Harper written on 9th May 1935
    JONES, Mary: Letter from Josephine Harper written on 9th May 1935
    This letter was written by Josephine on 9th May 1935 when she was 13 years old. It was written from her home in Bristol, the Muller's Orphanage, to her new friend Mary Jones. Mary became Josephine's sister-in-law on 14th September 1936 when she married Josephine's brother, Edwin Harper. The "Jubilee" refered to in the letter was the Silver Jubilee of King George VI and Queen Mary on 6th May 1935.

    Folios
    The Harper Orphans
    The Harper Orphans
    Following the untimely deaths of parents Katie Harper (nee Breakspear) in 1924 and then Fred Harper in 1925, the four children of the family, Edwin, Fred, William and Josephine were left orphaned. This is their story assembled from the Müller's Orphanage files.

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