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Maurice Lee 'Moose' Harper


Maurice Harper

Date of Birth: May 14, 1914

Date of Death: August 22, 1987, Collin County, Texas (73 years old)


He was also known as 'Moose' Harper.

All websites have him listed erroneously as Maurice Sydney Harper, born in Texas

in 1910, and died in California in 1991.  This person was not born in the USA, had

nothing to do with Texas, Austin College, or football. The player is listed in all

Austin College articles and records as Maurice Lee Harper or Maurice L Harper.

He died in Collin County, Texas and is listed on Texas Death Index and on SSDI.

Birth and death data were verified by a phone conversation/interview with his daughter.



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