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.
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.
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