William Henry Harrison Sharp

15 April 1840–15 August 1896 (Age 56)
Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States

The Life of William Henry Harrison

When William Henry Harrison Sharp was born on 15 April 1840, in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, his father, George Sharp, was 49 and his mother, Elizabeth Brown, was 46. He married Sarah Elizabeth Lancaster in 1861, in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Placerville, El Dorado, California, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. In 1880, at the age of 40, his occupation is listed as dentist in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 15 August 1896, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Harrison Sharp
Mary (Mate) J Lancaster
Marriage: 17 July 1866
George Washington Sharp
Almira Sharp
Zarahemla Sharp
Gertie Sharp
George Byron Sharp
Dotty LaVon Sharp
Iva Goldie Sharp
Walter Lancaster Sharpe

Spouse and Children

17 July 1866
Salt Lake, Utah, United States


    George Washington Sharp


    Almira Sharp



    Zarahemla Sharp


    Gertie Sharp


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Parents and Siblings



    Robert B Sharp


    Alpheus Phineas Sharp


    Almyra E. Sharpe


    George Sharpe



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World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 4

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

Age 17

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from Middle English scharp ‘keen’, ‘active’, ‘quick’.2 Irish (County Donegal): Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Ó Géaráin‘descendant of Géarán’, a byname from a diminutive of géar ‘sharp’.3 Americanized form of any of several European names with similar meaning, for example German Scharf .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • De W H Sharp in household of A Kahn, "United States Census, 1860"
  • W H Sharp in household of R B Sharp, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William H Sharpe in household of George Sharpe, "United States Census, 1850"

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