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Sharp, Hubert Chester – Obituary

H. C. “Doc” Sharp, 73, pioneer Saticoy rancher and leader in the state walnut industry, died unexpectedly last night (April 27, 1956) during a fishing trip to his cabin at Sespe Hot Springs with three other men Corner Virgil Payton was called late last night by two members of the fishing party who had driven out of the rugged back country to Highway 399 to notify officials of the death. According to Payton, Mr. Sharp went to the Sespe Camp yesterday afternoon with W. C. Brown, his ranch foreman, A. M. Gass, Saticoy and Joe Muzio, Montalvo resident and Saticoy business. Members of the party told Payton that the group had dinner and Mr. Sharp retired early, according to habit. As he was going to bed about 8 p.m. he suffered what was described as an “asthma attack’ and died. Muzio and Gass drove a jeep over the back country road to a telephone to notify the Ventura county sheriff’s office of the death. Payton drove into the fishing camp with sheriff’s deputy Ted McLachlin from Oak View. Mr. Sharp was one of the founders of the Saticoy Walnut Growers Association and 45 years as manager of the organization. At the time of his death he was serving as secretary of the association. His father was one of the original organizers of cooperatives for walnut growers in the state. For many years he served as a member of the six-man California Walnut Control Board, an organization to administer state marketing order for walnuts produced and sold within California. In 1955 he retired as president of the California Walnut Growers....

Sharp, Susanna Rebecca Plank – Obituary

Death claimed another pioneer of Ventura County when Mrs. J. M. Sharp passed away Sunday night [July 8, 1934] at the family ranch home at Saticoy. Mrs. Sharp was born June 14, 1851, in Philadelphia, and came to California in 1869 with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Plank, living first in San Francisco. There she graduated from the Normal school in 1873, afterward teaching school in Sonoma County. In 1874 she was married to J. M. [James Meikle] Sharp, a classmate in the Normal school. They lived near Santa Rosa two years, then moved to Ventura County, living first in the Santa Ana District. Mrs. Sharp was one of the first teachers in the Santa Ana School. In 1882 the family came to Saticoy where they have since resided. Mrs. Sharp was always active in community life and church work. She was a past president of the Ventura County Federation of Women’s clubs, and had served on the board of the Los Angeles District Federation of Women’s clubs. Mr. Sharp died about a year and a half ago, and surviving Mrs. Sharp are the following children: Mrs. J. P. Thille, Julian H. Sharp, Mrs. W. H. Duval, Nathan Sharp, Hubert C. Sharp, and Leslie T. Sharp. In addition there are 15 grandchildren. Private funeral services will be conducted at the home Tuesday afternoon. Public services will follow at the Santa Paula Cemetery at 3:15 o’clock. The H. B. Skillen Mortuary of Santa Paula is in charge of arrangements. Contributed by: Shelli...

Beatrice B. Todd Sharp of Saticoy CA

SHARP, Beatrice B. Todd8, (Marquis De L.7, Bela6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born in 1882, married in 1908, Hubert C. Sharp, who was born in 1882, in Santa Ana, Cal. They lived in Saticoy, Cal., in 1912. Children: I. James M., b. 1910. II. Dora Louise, b. Jan. 15, 1912. III. Margaret, b. Oct. 25,...

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