Sarah Emma Sharp

23 April 1842–23 October 1899 (Age 57)
Belleview, Calhoun, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Emma

When Sarah Emma Sharp was born on 23 April 1842, in Belleview, Calhoun, Illinois, United States, her father, James Robertson Sharp Sr., was 32 and her mother, Martha Arminta Griffith, was 21. She married Martin Van Buren Keplinger on 11 December 1871, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Plattville Township, Mills, Iowa, United States in 1860. She died on 23 October 1899, in Reardan, Lincoln, Washington, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Reardan, Lincoln, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Martin Van Buren Keplinger
Sarah Emma Sharp
Marriage: 11 December 1871
Minnie Keplinger
George Wesley Keplinger
Leven Madison Keplinger
Mary Emma Keplinger
Joseph LeRoy Keplinger

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 December 1871Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 9
    Historical Boundaries: 1851: Mills, Iowa, United States
    1858 · A House Divided
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

    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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    Sources (29)

    • Sarah Burns in entry for Francis Burns, "Michigan, Births and Christenings, 1775-1995"
    • Sarah E Keplinger in household of Martin Keplinger, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Sarah Sharp in entry for Joseph Roy Keplinger and Frances B Kelly, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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