Ethel Sharp

31 August 1879–
Monticello, Aroostook, Maine, United States

The Life of Ethel

When Ethel Sharp was born on 31 August 1879, in Monticello, Aroostook, Maine, United States, her father, Henry C. Sharp, was 43 and her mother, Eliza J Faulkner, was 39. She married Delbert Shields on 22 September 1897, in Monticello, Aroostook, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Presque Isle, Aroostook, Maine, United States in 1930 and Maine, United States in 1933.

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Delbert Shields
Ethel Sharp
Marriage: 22 September 1897
Ruby B Shields
Orman D Shields
Edward W Shields

Spouse and Children

    Delbert Shields



22 September 1897
Monticello, Aroostook, Maine, United States


    Ruby B Shields


    Orman D Shields



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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

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.
1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 19

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 31

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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)

  • Ethel W Seeley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ethel Jewell in household of Edward C Jewell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ethel Sharp in household of Henry C Sharp, "United States Census, 1880"

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