Cora Stickney was born on September 16, 1859. She was educated at Wellesley College and graduated in 1880. She worked in various women’s and charitable organizations. In 1901, she married Charles Thomas Harper in Savannah, Georgia.
The Harpers lived in Boynton, Florida from 1905 to 1913. There Cora founded the Boynton Woman’s Club in 1909, and was very active in the Florida Federation of Women’s Clubs. In 1913, the Harpers moved to Fort Pierce, where Cora organized the Aiseehatchee Chapter (the Indian word for “river of the deer people”) of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. The chapter name was changed to Cora Stickney Harper, NSDAR, in permanent honor to its founder, after her death on November 1, 1914, at Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, in Fort Pierce, Florida.
Cora Stickney Harper is buried at Forest Glade Cemetery in Somersworth, New Hampshire.
Headstone image by Phidadle from Find a Grave.