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George Henry Harper and Harry Harper

Lyn Walker

knowlegable brummie
Trying to find info on George Henry Harper B 1876in 1901 he was a professional footballer in lodging with the Eades family in Wolverhampton, in 1902 he was in Grimsby where his daughter was born he died in1945 aged 68 years, in 1911 his brother Harry born 1886 was at his mother's home in KingstonRoad, she was formerly Drusilla Lane and her family were well known bare knuckle boxers.
 

John Young

master brummie
Hi Lyn, a bit of info for you,

George Harper was a Footballer (please don,t call it Soccer,,ooh!) for Wolverhampton Wanderers FC in late 1890,s
In 1899-1900 season he was their top goalscorer but in 1901 was transferred(sold) to Grimsby Town FC but only
there a season moving on to Sunderland FC where ha finished his playing career in 1914.

His parents George Harper & Drusilla(Lane) married in B,ham September 1875 register Vol 6d page 75,
Just put that in case you haven,t already got it.
Regards & have a beautiful snowy Christmas (as usual) cheers John
 

smtr

master brummie
Hi Lyn

I found the following on FMP Newspaper section. From the Evening Telegraph, Tayside, Scotland, Wednesday, 24th May 1899

"Gallant Rescue by Football Player

The well-known Wolverhampton football player, George Harper, who is at present living in Small Heath, was responsible for a gallant rescue from drowning. Two boys were playing with a number of companions near an old clay pit when they fell into the water. The other lads ran away, but, meeting Harper, told him what had happened. Without attempting to remove his clothing he ran to the spot, and, jumping into the water, succeeded in recovering the boy Harvey, who told him that Spooner had sunk. Harper once again returned to the water, and found the other lad at the bottom of the pit in an unconscious condition. He at once conveyed the lad home, where a doctor was called in, but his condition is still critical. The water where the accident happened is 7 or 8 feet deep, with a clayey foundation."

Suzanne
 

smtr

master brummie
Also from the Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, Thursday, 17th August 1905

"George Harper, ex Sunderland and Grimsby and Earlestown inside left, has been signed on by Newton-le-Willows"


​Suzanne
 

Alan Bowen

New Member
Trying to find info on George Henry Harper B 1876in 1901 he was a professional footballer in lodging with the Eades family in Wolverhampton, in 1902 he was in Grimsby where his daughter was born he died in1945 aged 68 years, in 1911 his brother Harry born 1886 was at his mother's home in KingstonRoad, she was formerly Drusilla Lane and her family were well known bare knuckle boxers.
Hello Lyn, Just came across your message regarding George Harper the football player - My grandmother, Elsie was his daughter who was raised by her Grandmother (George's mother Drusilla who ran the pawn brokers shop) Sadly I don't have that much info on George himself, but obviously have stories relating to Elsie's life.
Alan
 
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