Posted By Norman Gasbarro on June 2, 2016
The following obituary appeared in the Harrisburg Telegraph, 8 March 1917:
MRS. CLARA HARPER DIES
Elizabethville, Pennsylvania, 8 March 1917 — Mrs. Clara Harper, widow of Frank Harper, a Civil War veteran, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clayton B. Holtzman, in West Main Street, in West Main Street, on Tuesday, after a long illness. Mrs. Harper lived most of her married life near the “old forge: close to the Loyalton depot. She was a member of the Oakdale Evangelical Church. Mrs. Harper was 71 years old and is survived by five children, Mrs. Clayton Holtzman, of this place; Mrs. Samuel Neiman, of Lykens; Mrs. Charles Adams, of Philadelphia; Charles Harper, of Shamokin, and George Harper, of Loyalton. Funeral services will be held on Saturday with burial at Oakdale Church.
Clara Harper was the former Clara R. Moyer, the daughter of George Moyer and Rebecca [Riegle] Moyer. Her husband, known in the community as Frank Harper, was Benjamin Franklin Harper, who is named on the Lykens G.A.R. Monument as a Private who joined the Heilner Post after its organization.
Benjamin F. Harper is buried in the Oak Dale Church Cemetery in Washington Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.