Ester Laura Sharp

11 December 1907–23 February 1948 (Age 40)
Laclede, Missouri, United States

The Life of Ester Laura

When Ester Laura Sharp was born on 11 December 1907, in Laclede, Missouri, United States, her father, James H Sharp, was 44 and her mother, Maggie Beard, was 40. She married Otis Chastain in 1834, in Laclede, Missouri, United States. She lived in Washington Township, Laclede, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Lebanon, Laclede, Missouri, United States in 1920. She died on 23 February 1948, in Laclede, Missouri, United States, at the age of 40.

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Otis Chastain
Ester Laura Sharp

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    James H Sharp


    Maggie Beard




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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 2

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 12

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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 (2)

  • Ester L Sharp in household of Janes H Sharp, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lyria E Sharp in household of James H Sharp, "United States Census, 1910"

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