Wilford Emerson Sharp

25 October 1886–
Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Wilford Emerson

When Wilford Emerson Sharp was born on 25 October 1886, in Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Walter Nevin Sharp, was 28 and his mother, Nettie Cora Fuller, was 24. He lived in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1900.

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Walter Nevin Sharp
Nettie Cora Fuller
Wilford Emerson Sharp
Winifred Emerson Sharp
Marguerite Anderson Sharp

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 4

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.

Age 31

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Wilfred E Sharp in household of Walter N Sharp, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Wilford Emerson Sharp, "Massachusetts, Births, 1886"
  • Wilford E. Sharp, "Find A Grave Index"

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