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
1888–1973
Mary Leona Sharp
1900–1985
Marriage: 1924
Breland Collier
1926–
Carnell Collier
1928–2016
Cicero Collier
1930–
John Oliver Collier
1932–
James Collier
1934–
Sammie Dell Collier
1936–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1924
children

(6)

    Breland Collier

    Male1926–Male

    Carnell Collier

    Female1928–2016Female

    Cicero Collier

    Male1930–Male

    John Oliver Collier

    Male1932–Male

    James Collier

    Male1934–Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    Male1888–1953Male

    James Leroy Sharp

    Male1893–1893Male

    John Hampton Sharp

    Male1895–1915Male

    Male1897–1965Male

    Rena Jane Sharp

    Female1899–1941Female

+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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