James Robertson Sharp Jr

13 April 1844–15 July 1901 (Age 57)
Bernadotte Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of James Robertson

When James Robertson Sharp Jr was born on 13 April 1844, in Bernadotte Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States, his father, James Robertson Sharp Sr., was 34 and his mother, Martha Arminta Griffith, was 23. He married Frances Alferetta Oviatt on 1 November 1868, in Fort, Drenthe, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Oakley, Cassia, Idaho, United States in 1880. He died on 15 July 1901, in Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Parker, Fremont, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Robertson Sharp Jr
Frances Alferetta Oviatt
Marriage: 1 November 1868
James Ray Sharp
Mary Jane Sharp
Ruth Emma Sharp

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 November 1868Fort, Drenthe, Netherlands
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 4
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    Age 19
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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 (22)

    • James R Sharp, "United States Census, 1880"
    • U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865
    • James J Sharp in household of James R Sharp, "United States Census, 1850"

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