Barbara Elizabeth Lasswell

21 July 1889–3 March 1965 (Age 75)
Weakley, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Barbara Elizabeth

When Barbara Elizabeth Lasswell was born on 21 July 1889, in Weakley, Tennessee, United States, her father, Daniel Layfette Lasswell, was 32 and her mother, Sarah Jennie Ladd, was 21. She married Edward Beverly Sharpe on 26 February 1909, in Obion, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Civil District 16, Obion, Tennessee, United States in 1920 and Obion, Tennessee, United States in 1930. She died on 3 March 1965, in Clearwater, Pinellas, Florida, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Memorial Park, Pinellas Park, Pinellas, Florida, United States.

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Edward Beverly Sharpe
Barbara Elizabeth Lasswell
Marriage: 26 February 1909
Montez Sharp
Helen Sharpe ( Townsend)
Geneva Sharpe
William Edward Sharpe

Spouse and Children

26 February 1909
Obion, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

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.
1898 · Florida Involvement in Spanish-American War

Age 9

Florida played a critical role during the Spanish-American War. The port of Tampa saw the arrival of over 30,000 troops; this traffic resulted in the small town experiencing massive growth and becoming a city. Cuban-Americans across the state also helped with raising money and support for the war.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 20

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Laswell .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Barbara Sharp in household of Edd Sharp, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Barbara Sharpe in household of Ed B Sharpe, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Barbre Sharpe in household of Edd Sharpe, "United States Census, 1940"

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