Gallery #5 PEOPLE, SCHOOLS, ORGANIZATIONS, CHURCHES
Rankin, George, and his mother Mrs. Harper

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Collection McCord
Photographer Parker Studio
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Description George Rankin and his mother, Mrs. William Harper, previously married to Wm. Liggett.
The following information comes via an October 2015 email from Malheur County local historian Gary Fugate:
I have discovered the last chapter in the life of Cecelia Liggett of Eldorado and later Baker. She was married first to William Liggett and after her divorce in 1875 she married William Harper (sheriff's deputy in Baker County). From a book written by her sister about their father Peter Cook, I have learned that she died December 9, 1878, of diphtheria in Baker City, leaving William Harper a widower. I did find a photograph of her daughter Elfie, who was in the 1880 census in Baker. William Harper later married Mrs. William Rankin of Rye Valley and her photo is in the Baker County Library archives, but not William's.
Object ID 1981.1.3084
COPYRIGHT INFORMATION: Credit Baker County Library, Baker City, Oregon

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