Pioneer Memorial Cemetery ~ Ralph S. Harper
Harper, Ralph S.
LAST: Harper FIRST: Ralph MID: S.
BORN: 15 Mar 1896 DIED: 28 Jun 1980 BURIED: 2 Jul 1980
BIRTH PLACE:  Nevada, Story Co., Iowa
DEATH PLACE: Vancouver, Washington
1900 IA CENSUS - Ralph S. Harper, age 4, b. Mar 1896 in Iowa, is enumerated with father John, age 31, occupation farmer, b. Oct 1868 in Iowa, and Ella M. (md 5 years), age 32, mother of 1, b. Oct 1867 in Ohio.
1920 CENSUS - Ralph S. Harper, age 23, single, laborer, b. Iowa, is enumerated as a boarder in the home of T. L. Blackman
MARRIAGE - to Areta V. Jones, 19 Jul 1922
1930 CENSUS - Ralph S. Harper, age 34, married at age 26, farmer, b. Iowa, is enumerated with wife Areta V., age 33, married at age 25, b. Oregon, along with Myron M., age 6, and Rena R., age 2, both born in Oregon.
Funeral services for Ralph Harper of Brooks will be held Wednesday, July 2, at 2 p. m. in Simon ____ chapel in Woodburn, interment will follow in Pioneer Cemetery.
The family suggests contributions to the Woodburn Bible Baptist Church.
Harper is survived by his wife Areta; sons Myron of Brooks, and Sidney of Prineville; daughters Rena Frost of Brooks, and Martha ___ of Canby; brothers Robert of Woodburn and Edwin of Medford; 10 grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.
Harper was born in Nevada, Iowa, and came to Salem in 1915. He moved to Brooks four years later. Harper was a retired farmer, a veteran of World War I, a member of WWI Barricks in Woodburn, and a member of the Gervais Masonic Lodge.
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Ralph S. Harper
Pvt US Army
World War I
Saucy Survey & Photographs 
1900 IA CENSUS (Story Co., Nevada, ED 121, pg 31A)
1920 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., Salem, ED 354, sheet 18B)
1930 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., Gervais, ED 16, sheet 4B)