Edna Sharpe

10 April 1913–20 February 2002 (Age 88)
Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Edna

When Edna Sharpe was born on 10 April 1913, in Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States, her father, Martin Van Buren Sharpe, was 36 and her mother, Alma Faye Chavis, was 43. She had at least 1 son with Bertice Clemson Kinsey. She lived in Willow Twp, Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States in 1920 and Goodland Township, Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States in 1930. She died on 20 February 2002, in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in South End Cemetery, Bamberg, Bamberg, South Carolina, United States.

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Bertice Clemson Kinsey
Edna Sharpe
Henry Kinsey

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1916 · Anthony Crawford Lynched

Age 3

South Carolina native, father to 13 children, and a local farmer, Anthony Crawford, is lynched on October 21, 1916, in Abbeyville, South Carolina. The lynching is followed after Crawford has an arguement with a white storekeeper.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 24

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Mainly Irish: variant of Sharp .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edna Sharp in household of Martin Sharp, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edna Sharpe in household of Martin Sharpe, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mrs Edna Kinsey in entry for Albert Sharpe, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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