Jennie Grace Sharples

18 February 1879–
North Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Jennie Grace

When Jennie Grace Sharples was born on 18 February 1879, in North Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, George Franklin Sharples Sr, was 24 and her mother, Jennie Brown Church, was 27. She married Charles Francis Sherman on 24 December 1908, in Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United States. She lived in West Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States in 1880.

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Charles Francis Sherman
Jennie Grace Sharples
Marriage: 24 December 1908

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24 December 1908
Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United States

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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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 3

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.
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

English (common in Lancashire): habitational name from Sharples Hall near Bolton, probably so called from Old English scearp ‘sharp’, i.e. ‘steep’ + lǣs ‘pasture’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jennie G Sharples in household of John Sharples, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jennie G. Sharples, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Jennie Grace Sharples, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"

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