Peter Sharples

1822–4 September 1864 (Age 42)
Worsley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Peter

When Peter Sharples was born in 1822, in Worsley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Sharples, was 34 and his mother, Alice Thornley, was 30. He married Jane Chapman about 1844, in Eccles, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1864 and lived in Pendlebury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 4 September 1864, in Wyoming, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Fort Laramie, Goshen, Wyoming, United States.

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Peter Sharples
Jane Chapman
Marriage: about 1844
Peter Sharples
Sarah Jane Sharples

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1844Eccles, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 3
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 14
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): habitational name from Sharples (Lancashire). The etymology of the placename is uncertain; it may derive from Old English scearp ‘sharp, pointed, steep’ + lǣs ‘meadow’ or lēas, plural of lēah ‘wood, woodland, clearing’, or from scearpol ‘place characterized by a pointed feature, pointed hill’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    A Tribute to My Parents by Martha Judd Staley

    I was born in Utah, over seventy years ago. My parents came from England, they were pioneers you know. I love to tell of pioneers, so noble brave and true Were always willing to obey in all they ha …

    Sources (16)

    • Peter Sharples, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Peter Sharples, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Peter Sharples, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

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