Surname: Sharp

Sharp, James Meilke – Obituary

J. M. Sharp, Aged Pioneer, Dies At Ranch Home. Month’s Illness Is Fatal For Santa Paula Rancher. Funeral Rites Will Be Monday. Deceased Organized Bank And Other Corporations. J. M. Sharp, who played an important part in the general development of Ventura County, passed away at his home west of Santa Paula at 8:30 o’clock last night (December 8, 1932), following a four weeks’ illness with influenza. He was one of the first citrus growers in Ventura County and within the past few years had undertaken the development of 125 additional acres in orchard. He was recognized as a progressively-minded rancher and his holding were all highly developed which, coupled with his great business capacity, brought him rich returns. Mr. Sharp was born in Cadiz, Ohio, on March 3, 1844, and when he was four years old he moved with his family to Missouri, later going with them overland by covered wagon to the Willamette Valley in Oregon where he was educated in the public schools. He came to California in 1867 and his first job was as ditch tender in Placer County at a salary of $50 a month. Then he went to San Francisco where he attended Heralds Business College, where he taught following his graduation. He then entered the State Normal College in San Francisco and was graduated in 1871, going to Nevada where he taught....

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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....

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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...

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Sharp, Byron Rev. – Obituary

The Rev. Byron Sharp died at his home, 1531 Grand Avenue, early Saturday [November 17, 1923] morning after an illness of several weeks. The Rev. Sharp was 77 years old, and had been a minister of the Methodist Church in the Columbia River Conference for almost 50 years, excepting about three years when he was pastor of the Congregational Church at Brewster. He came across the plains when but a boy six years old, traveling in an ox wagon. He is survived by his wife, three sons, Herbert Sharp of Oregon, Howard and Earl in California and a daughter, Mrs. George Chilson of Portland. There will be a short funeral service at the Chapel of Challacombe & Fickel, Sunday evening at 6:30. The Rev. Reid of the First Methodist Episcopal Church and the Rev. Nicholas of Lowell Congregational Church, officiating. The body will be taken to Brewster Monday morning for interment . It will be accompanied by Mrs. Sharp. Everett Herald, November 17, 1923 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Ann Todd Sharp of Dryden NY

SHARP, Ann Todd7, (Eleazer6, Ruel5, Job4, Ithamar3, Michael2, Christopher1) married in Dryden, N. Y., Dennis Sharp. Children: I. Martha, m.(???)Brown. Issue: (1) Arthur, who lived in Pittsburg, Penn.; (2) Ward, who also lived in Pittsburg, Penn. II. Charles, m. Lottie(???), had one daughter, who d. at two or three years of...

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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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Rough Riders

Compiled military service records for 1,235 Rough Riders, including Teddy Roosevelt have been digitized. The records include individual jackets which give the name, organization, and rank of each soldier. They contain cards on which information from original records relating to the military service of the individual has been copied. Included in the main jacket are carded medical records, other documents which give personal information, and the description of the record from which the information was obtained.

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Biographical Sketch of J. E. Sharp

J. E. Sharp a retired capitalist of Santa Ana, was born in East Tennessee, November 17, 1809, a son of Joseph and Sarah (Lamb) Sharp, who had but two children: the subject of this sketch and a boy named Prophet, who died in 1850. The parents died in 1828, the father one day and the mother the next. In 1830 Mr. Sharp went to Illinois, where for several years he followed farming in Madison County; after this he went into the mercantile business at Bunker Hill, Illinois, and subsequently he moved to Litchfield, that State. In 1864 he came to California and spent the first ten years in Sacramento County. In 1874 he came to Westminster, where he followed farming two years; then he purchased property in Santa Ana and built two houses. Since then he has been in the real-estate business until about two years ago. He also owns property in Pomona. Mr. Sharp is a true Christian gentleman, and has been an active worker in the Baptist Church for over fifty-four years. He was married first in 1832, to Mary E. Robinson, a native of North Carolina, and a daughter of Zachariah and Elizabeth Robinson. By this marriage there was one child-Sallie A., now the wife of William Kell, of Pomona. Mrs. Sharp died June 12, 1873, and December 21, 1875, Mr. Sharp married Mrs. Clarissa M....

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