Lewis Sharp III

27 September 1876–15 November 1964 (Age 88)
Minto, Lincoln, Nevada, United States

The Life of Lewis

When Lewis Sharp III was born on 27 September 1876, in Minto, Lincoln, Nevada, United States, his father, Lewis Sharp, was 32 and his mother, Eliza Adelia Klingensmith, was 16. He married Florence Beatrice Wines about 1897, in Ruby Valley, Elko, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Ruby, Elko, Nevada, United States for about 20 years and Township 6, Elko, Nevada, United States in 1940. He died on 15 November 1964, at the age of 88, and was buried in Elko, Elko, Nevada, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Sharp III
Florence Beatrice Wines
Marriage: about 1897
Clarence Lewis Sharp
Blaine Walter Sharp
Grant Dodge Sharp
Lewis J Sharp

Spouse and Children

about 1897
Ruby Valley, Elko, Nevada, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 6

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 24

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from Middle English scharp ‘keen’, ‘active’, ‘quick’.2 Irish (County Donegal): Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Ó Géaráin‘descendant of Géarán’, a byname from a diminutive of géar ‘sharp’.3 Americanized form of any of several European names with similar meaning, for example German Scharf .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Lewis Sharp, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lewis Sharp, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Louis Sharp, "United States Census, 1910"

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