Mary Leona Sharp

8 September 1900–25 December 1985 (Age 85)
Choctaw, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Mary Leona

When Mary Leona Sharp was born on 8 September 1900, in Choctaw, Mississippi, United States, her father, Oliver Sherdan Sharp, was 32 and her mother, Martha Elizabeth Collier, was 36. She married William Earnest Collier in 1924. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Greenwood Township, Poinsett, Arkansas, United States in 1930 and Tyronza Township, Poinsett, Arkansas, United States in 1940. She died on 25 December 1985, in Marked Tree, Poinsett, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Marked Tree Cemetery, Marked Tree, Poinsett, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Earnest Collier
Mary Leona Sharp
Marriage: 1924
Breland Collier
Carnell Collier
Cicero Collier
John Oliver Collier
James Collier
Sammie Dell Collier

Spouse and Children



    Breland Collier


    Carnell Collier


    Cicero Collier


    John Oliver Collier


    James Collier


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings




    James Leroy Sharp


    John Hampton Sharp



    Rena Jane Sharp


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

Age 4

Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 23

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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)

  • Mary Collier in household of M E Collier, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary L Sharp in household of O S Sharp, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Sharp in household of Oliver S Sharp, "United States Census, 1920"

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