John Sharp

Male17 July 1828–

Brief Life History of John

When John Sharp was born on 17 July 1828, in Greenock West, Renfrewshire, Scotland, his father, Archibald Sharp, was 33 and his mother, Mary Williamson, was 29. He married Almira Jane Woolley on 2 November 1858, in Elgin, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Bosanquet, Lambton, Ontario, Canada in 1881 and Stephen Township, Huron, Ontario, Canada in 1881.

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John Sharp
Almira Jane Woolley
Marriage: 2 November 1858
Henry Milton Sharp
Mary E Sharp
John Wesley Sharp
Morley Sharp
William Archibald Sharp
Jane Sharp

Sources (9)

  • John Sharp, "Canada Census, 1871"
  • John Sharp, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • John Sharfs, "Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 November 1858Elgin, Ontario, Canada
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    1832 · The Scottish Reform Act

    Age 4

    The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.

    1867 · Ontario Founded

    Age 39

    On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.

    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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