Orson Pratt Sharp

16 November 1857–1881 (Age 23)
Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Orson Pratt

When Orson Pratt Sharp was born on 16 November 1857, in Iowa, United States, his father, James Robertson Sharp Sr., was 48 and his mother, Martha Arminta Griffith, was 37. He lived in Plattville Township, Mills, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Healdsburg, Sonoma, California, United States in 1870. He died in 1881, at the age of 24.

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Family Time Line

James Robertson Sharp Sr.
1809–1863
Martha Arminta Griffith
1820–1905
John Martin Sharp
1835–1916
Mary Louise Sharp
1837–1909
William H Sharp
1838–1839
Joseph Smith Sharp
1840–1899
Sarah Emma Sharp
1842–1899
James Robertson Sharp Jr
1844–1901
George Washington Sharp
1846–1927
Nancy Jane Sharp
1848–1900
Brigham Young Sharp
1850–1938
Araminta Elizabeth Sharp
1852–1888
Rhoda Rowantha Josephine Sharp
1853–1854
Jefferson Carlos Sharp
1855–1881
Orson Pratt Sharp
1857–1881
Heber Chase Kimball Sharp
1862–1939

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World Events (8)

1863
Age 6
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
Age 6
The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1865
Age 8
Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sharps
Sharpe
Scharf

Sources (6)

  • Osson Sharp in household of Jas R Sharp, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Orson Pratt Sharp, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"
  • Ordinance Index (TM)

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