June Bennion Sharp

Brief Life History of June Bennion

When June Bennion Sharp was born on 17 January 1892, in Brighton, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, John Adam Sharp, was 41 and his mother, Rebecca Ann Bennion, was 38. He married Ida Giles on 12 September 1917, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He immigrated to World in 1948 and lived in Election Precinct 5, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 14 March 1986, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

June Bennion Sharp
Ida Giles
Marriage: 12 September 1917
Richard Giles Sharp
Milton Giles Sharp
Helen Sharp
Alan Giles Sharp
LaJune Sharp

Sources (40)

  • June B Sharp, "United States 1950 Census"
  • June Bennion Sharp, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • June Bennion Sharp, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

World Events (8)

1894 · The Genealogical Society of Utah is formed.

The Genealogical Society of Utah is formed. - A precursor society to FamilySearch, the GSU was organized on November 13,1894, in the Church Historian's Office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.


U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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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June B. Sharp 1st South African Mission Journal, Cont. in pt 2

Missionary Journal of Elder June Bennion Sharp South African Mission Book One January 1, 1913 - January 30, 1914 Jan. 1, 1913. Wednesday New Year's Eve was spent on the train between Kimberly …

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