Harvey Joseph Sharp

Brief Life History of Harvey Joseph

When Harvey Joseph Sharp was born on 1 February 1914, in Cedar Lane, Hanover, Virginia, United States, his father, Harvey Joseph Sharp, was 29 and his mother, Edith Pinder Allen, was 23. He married Evelyn Marie Miller on 31 January 1942, in Henrico, Virginia, United States. He lived in United States in 1949 and Sandston, Henrico, Virginia, United States in 1950. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 8 November 2002, in Henrico, Virginia, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Washington Cemetery, Washington, Texas, United States.

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Harvey Joseph Sharp
1914–2002
Evelyn Marie Miller
1916–2007
Marriage: 31 January 1942

Sources (14)

  • Harry J Sharp, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Harvey Joseph Sharp, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
  • Harvey Joseph Sharp, "Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.

1937 · The Neutrality Act

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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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