William Lockhart Sharp

13 November 1857–25 January 1948 (Age 90)
Sebastopol, Scott, Mississippi, United States

The Life of William Lockhart

When William Lockhart Sharp was born on 13 November 1857, in Sebastopol, Scott, Mississippi, United States, his father, Lafayette Marshall Sharp, was 18 and his mother, Caroline Brown, was 21. He married Mary Elizabeth Lang on 12 December 1879, in Scott, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Lake, Scott, Mississippi, United States in 1910 and Beat 5, Scott, Mississippi, United States for about 20 years. He died on 25 January 1948, in Damascus, Scott, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Damascus, Scott, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Lockhart Sharp
1857–1948
Mary Elizabeth Lang
1860–1917
Marriage: 12 December 1879
Callie Sharp
1880–1970
Sharp
1888–
Martha Sharp
Mary Butler Sharp
1882–1957
Alice Iola Sharp
1886–1978
John H. Sharp
1889–1898
Finley Lafayette Sharp
1891–1939
William A. Sharp
1893–1896
Percy Leslie Sharp
1896–1957
Infant Son Sharp
1899–
Nicholas Ray Sharp
1899–1977
Susie Sharp Jones
1902–1966
Ernest Truman Sharp
1905–1976

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 December 1879
Scott, Mississippi, United States
children

(13)

    Female1880–1970Female

    Female1882–1957Female

    Alice Iola Sharp

    Female1886–1978Female

    Sharp

    Male1888–Male

    John H. Sharp

    Male1889–1898Male

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Lafayette Marshall Sharp

    Male1839–1896Male

    Caroline Brown

    Female1836–1861Female

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1861

Age 4

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.
1863

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 24

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.

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)

  • William L Sharp in household of Leslie Sharp, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Sharp, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William L Sharp in household of P Leslie Sharp, "United States Census, 1940"

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