Otis William Sharp

1910–1987 (Age 77)
Marietta, Lac qui Parle, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Otis William

When Otis William Sharp was born on 23 September 1910, in Marietta, Lac qui Parle, Minnesota, United States, his father, Marion Oscar Sharp, was 29 and his mother, Clara Edith Allen, was 27. He married Ella Gertrude Hanson on 5 October 1937, in Lincoln, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Vermilion, Vermilion River County No. 24, Alberta, Canada in 1935 and School District 15 Cut Bank, Glacier, Montana, United States in 1940. He died on 9 October 1987, in Hamilton, Ravalli, Montana, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Shelby, Toole, Montana, United States.

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Otis William Sharp
Ella Gertrude Hanson
Marriage: 5 October 1937
Harvey Roland Sharp

Spouse & Children

  • Male1910–1987Male

  • Ella Gertrude Hanson


5 October 1937
Lincoln, Montana, United States


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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Age 4

Historical Boundaries - 1914: Toole, Montana, United States

Age 21

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Otis Sharp, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Otto Sharp in household of Marion O Sharp, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Otis Sharp in household of Oscar Sharp, "United States Census, 1910"

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