John Harper

Rev. John Harper

John Harper

Reverend John Harper, a baptist minister travelled with his daughter Nina Harper and Miss Jessie Leitch from London enroute to Chicago. Rev Harper was on his way to Chicago to begin a series of revival meetings at the Moody church located on West Chicago and La Salle Avenue. He had been at the church during November, December and January of 1911/12 and his success there resulted in his being recalled to conduct a second series of meetings.

On the evening of April 14 the Reverend Harper and Miss Leitch were standing on deck admiring the sunset. "it will be beautiful in the morning," remarked rev Harper before retiring for the night. After the collision, Harper awakened his daughter, picked her up and wrapped her in a blanket before carrying her up to A deck. There he kissed her goodbye and handed her to a crewman, who put her into lifeboat 11 with Miss Leitch. Rev Harper went down with the ship.

A well known photograph of the second class promenade, in which a young girl is seen holding her father's hand, is believed by many to show young Nina Harper and her father.

References and Sources
Unidentified Encyclopedia, 1982, Extracts
Memorial Service Programme Notes

Credits
Marie Dezort, USA

Pictures

Revd John Harper

REVD JOHN HARPER

 
Revd John Harper, Nana and Jessie Leitch

REVD JOHN HARPER, NANA AND JESSIE LEITCH

 

Articles and Stories

John Harper

Unidentified Encyclopdia 

JOHN HARPER

 
Family Information

FAMILY INFORMATION

 
REQUIEM MASS AT WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL

The Times  (1912) 

REQUIEM MASS AT WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL

 
LOST TWO IN IROQUOIS FIRE

New York Times  (1912) 

LOST TWO IN IROQUOIS FIRE

 
Untitled

Unidentified Newspaper  (1912) 

UNTITLED

 
General information

GENERAL INFORMATION

 
Letter sent by John Harper from the Titanic

(1912) 

LETTER SENT BY JOHN HARPER FROM THE TITANIC

 
Baptist Minister Drowned

Unidentified Newspaper  (1912) 

BAPTIST MINISTER DROWNED

 
Preacher en-route here

Chicago Record-Herald  (1912) 

PREACHER EN-ROUTE HERE

 
Rev. John Harper

REV. JOHN HARPER

 
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External Links

Harper Memorial Baptist Church HARPER MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH  
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