Martha Sharp

27 February 1912–12 May 1993 (Age 81)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Martha

When Martha Sharp was born on 27 February 1912, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Dr. John Francis Sharp, was 33 and her mother, Sally Luella Ferrin, was 34. She married Wallace Felt Toronto on 15 September 1933, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1950 and lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920 and Salt Lake City Ward 6, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 12 May 1993, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wallace Felt Toronto
1907–1968
Martha Sharp
1912–1993
Marriage: 15 September 1933
Marion Toronto
1934–2020
Carol Toronto
1939–2010

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 September 1933Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment
    Age 1
    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
    1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World
    Age 1
    At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
    1935 · The FBI is Established
    Age 23
    The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Sharps
    Sharpe
    Scharf

    Sources (32)

    • Sharp, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Martha Sharp Toronto in household of Wallace F Toronto, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Martha Sharp, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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