Brigham Young Sharp

24 March 1850–3 January 1938 (Age 87)
Alton, Madison, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Brigham Young

When Brigham Young Sharp was born on 24 March 1850, in Alton, Madison, Illinois, United States, his father, James Robertson Sharp Sr., was 40 and his mother, Martha Arminta Griffith, was 29. He married Sarah Ann Haynes on 5 November 1876, in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Cassia, Idaho, United States in 1910 and Elkhorn Judicial Township, San Joaquin, California, United States in 1920. He died on 3 January 1938, in Thermalito, Butte, California, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Chico, Butte, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Brigham Young Sharp
Sarah Ann Haynes
Marriage: 5 November 1876
Sarah Frances Sharp
George Washington Sharp
Arminta Elizabeth Sharp
Ida Mae Sharp
Mary Ethel Sharp

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 November 1876Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 6
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 25
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became 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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    Sources (20)

    • Brigham Sharp in household of Francio M Lee, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Brigham Sharp, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
    • Brigham Young Sharp in entry for Arminta Elizabeth Sharp Lee, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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