Grace Virginia Sharp

Brief Life History of Grace Virginia

When Grace Virginia Sharp was born on 22 May 1911, in Beckville, Panola, Texas, United States, her father, John Thomas Sharp, was 27 and her mother, Julia Hill, was 30. She married Oscar Olar Cassity on 29 November 1932. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in United States in 1949 and Rusk, Texas, United States in 1950. She died on 7 March 2009, in Carthage, Panola, Texas, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Youngblood Cemetery, Beckville, Panola, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Oscar Olar Cassity
Grace Virginia Sharp
Marriage: 29 November 1932
John William Cassity
Virginia Cassity
Julia Beth Cassity
Mary Lynn Cassity
Dian Cassity
Joe Richard Cassity

Sources (17)

  • Grace Cassity, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Grace Virginia Cassity, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Grace Sharp in entry for James William Cassity, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"

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1937 · The Neutrality Act

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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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