Blaine Walter Sharp

Male16 September 1912–3 July 1987

Brief Life History of Blaine Walter

When Blaine Walter Sharp was born on 16 September 1912, in Ruby Valley, Elko, Nevada, United States, his father, Lewis Sharp, was 35 and his mother, Florence Beatrice Wines, was 27. He married Gertrude Hazel Gardner on 3 June 1934. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Ruby, Elko, Nevada, United States for about 10 years and Township 6, Elko, Nevada, United States in 1940. He died on 3 July 1987, in Elko, Elko, Nevada, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Elko, Elko, Nevada, United States.

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Family Time Line

Blaine Walter Sharp
Gertrude Hazel Gardner
Marriage: 3 June 1934
Leslie Blaine Sharp
Julia Gertrude Sharp

Sources (13)

  • Blaine Sharp, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Blaine Walter Sharp, "Nevada County Marriages, 1862-1993"
  • Blaine Walter Sharp, "Nevada, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 June 1934
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

    Age 1

    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

    1913 · The Seventeenth Amendment

    Age 1

    The Seventeenth Amendment allows the people of each state to elect their own Senators instead of having the state legislature assign them.


    Age 20

    Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English sharp(e) ‘sharp, quick, smart, acute, keen-witted’ (Old English scearp).

    Irish: when not the English or Scots name in 1 above, an Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Ó Géaráin ‘descendant of Géarán’, a personal name based on a diminutive of géar ‘sharp’.

    Americanized form (translation into English) of German Scharf ‘sharp-cutting’ or of any of several other European names with similar meaning.

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

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