History: Abraham Lee Harper

Abraham Lee Harper was born in the covenant on 17 October 1881 in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States to Charles Benjamin Harper, age 33, and Harriet Gibbons, age 30. He was the 5th of 9 children, and the 3rd of 4 sons, born to the couple. His older siblings were: Charles Benjamin, Jr., born 25 May 1873; Sarah Elizabeth, born 31 May 1877; Jacob Ray, born 31 May 1877; and Harriet Rosabell, born 16 February 1879, also in Pleasant Grove. Sadly, Jacob Ray died on 9 August 1877, when he was only 2 months 9 days old.

On 24 January 1884, when Abraham Lee was 2 years old, his sister Grace Viola was born in Pleasant Grove. 

Harriet Rosabell died at the age of 4 on 10 February 1884 in Pleasant Grove. Abraham Lee was 2 years old at the time.

When Abraham Lee was 4 years old, his sister Margaret Rose was born on 23 April 1886 in Pleasant Grove.

On 9 December 1888, when Abraham Lee was 7 years old, his brother Clifton Hyrum was born in Pleasant Grove.

Abraham Lee was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint when he was 8 years old on 5 October 1890.

Florence Thora, Abraham Lee’s youngest sibling, was born when he was 8 years old on 26 February 1892 in Pleasant Grove.

On 31 August 1906, when Abraham Lee was 24 years old, he completed his initiatory and endowment ordinances for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in The Church’s Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He also married and was sealed for time and eternity to Luzene Smith at the same time. Luzene was 20 years old at the same time. 

When Abraham Lee was 28 years old, his first child, a son, was born on 29 January 1910 in Pleasant Grove. They named him Cyril. Sadly, he died at the age of 2 on 31 July 1912.

Kathryn, Abraham Lee’s first daughter, was born on 28 April 1914 in Pleasant Grove. Abraham Lee was 32 years old at the time.

On 5 December 1920, when Abraham Lee was 39 years old, his daughter, Annis, was born in Pleasant Grove. 

To Be Continued…

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