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
1840–1896
Mary (Mate) J Lancaster
1853–1919
Marriage: 17 July 1866
George Washington Sharp
1870–1870
Almira Sharp
1872–
Zarahemla Sharp
1877–
Gertie Sharp
1879–
George Byron Sharp
1874–1937
Dotty LaVon Sharp
1881–1888
Iva Goldie Sharp
1882–1901
Walter Lancaster Sharpe
1884–1946

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 July 1866
Salt Lake, Utah, United States
children

(8)

    George Washington Sharp

    Male1870–1870Male

    Almira Sharp

    Female1872–Female

    Male1874–1937Male

    Zarahemla Sharp

    Male1877–Male

    Gertie Sharp

    Female1879–Female

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Robert B Sharp

    Male1822–Male

    Alpheus Phineas Sharp

    Male1824–1909Male

    Almyra E. Sharpe

    Female1833–Female

    George Sharpe

    Male1836–Male

    Male1840–1896Male

+3 More Children

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.
1846

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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