William J. Sharp, sons John Wesley Sharp and Frank E. Clark, William A. Sharpe and sister Alma M. Sharpe , 9 North 48 West


WILLIAM
Alfradia Bridson married William J. Sharp March 28, 1878 in Kane County, Illinois.


In 1900 Knox County, Illinois, William Sharp born Feb 1851 in Ohio, is running a hotel with Alfraid June 1855 Illinois, married 22 years. Madelilne A. Apr 1887, John W. April 1884, Frank E. Mar 1890, Beulah Nov 1893 and Ladunah Feb 1895 were all born in Illinois.
Levia and Dolly Bellamy are with them, both single.
In 1910 Galesburg, William and Alfraida are still running a "hotel" , with Bulah 17, Laduna 15.Alfrada (Bridson) Sharp 1854-1919 is buried in Galesburg # 6779026. W.J. Sharp dying April 1915 is buried there, too, # 6779028.

William J. cash-claimed a quarter in section 24, 9N 48W in 1908.
In 1910 Logan County, John W. Sharp is 26, brother Frank E. 21, both single born in Illinois, father in Ohio, mother in Illinois.
There's another John W. Clark in Logan County in 1920, a livestock feeder, age 55 born in Mississippi, with Annie 54, Canada.

John proved up a quarter in 24, 9N 48W in 1911, and another in section 24 in 1913.


JOHN
In 1928 Galesburg, John W. (Cora) a real estate broker, live at 160 N. Chambers.

John Wesley Sharp registered for WWI in Galesburg, born April 2, 1884, self-employed, livigat the Columbia Hotel, nearest relative his mother ASlfraido at the hotel.
John died 1963 in Englewood, Colorado, and is buried iwth Lydia Cora 1889-1966 in Galesburg, # 140125026.
May 28, 1963 " Funeral services for John W. Sharp, 79, of Denver, Colo., a former Galesburg resident who died Thursday in Englewood, Colo., were conducted at 2 p.m. today at Hinchliff and Pearson Funeral Chapel. Rev. Malcolm Shotwell, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiated, and burial was at Linwood Cemetery."
"Funeral services for John W. Sharp, 79, of 3509 W. Sixth Ave., Denver, Colo., will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Hinchliff and Pearson Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Linwood Cemetery. Mr. Sharp, who was born in Gaiesburg April 2, 1884, died Thursday at a hospital in Englewood, Colo, He was an interior decorator. He is survived by his wife, Lydia Cora, and a sister, Mrs. Madeline Lariue of Chicago."


FRANK
Frank registered for WWI in Galesburg, Illinois, married, a mechanic at Machemer Motor Company.

Frank E. Sharp died March 1918, buried in Knox County Hope Cemetery, # 6779031.
His father was William J. Sharp, mother Sepadia Bredison, a pool hall proprietor, born March 17, 1890 in Illinois.

ALMA
In 1900 Phillips County, Colorado, Alma M. Sharp born January 1884 in Nebraska, is with parents Nels W. Dec 1850 and Christian Sept 1852, both born in Sweden.

Alma M. cash-claimed a quarter in 29, in 1911.

WILLIAM A.
In 1900 Phillips County, Albert W., born April 1882 in Nebraska, is with parents Nelse and Christina, sister Alma.

William A. cash-claimed a quarter in 13, 9N 48W in 1908.
William Albert Sharpe married Minnie M. Dakin November 7, 1907, recorded in Jefferson County, Colorado.
Leta May Sharpe was born to them in Denver April 7, 1909.

In 1910 Denver, William is a carpenter, 28, married two years to Minnie 21 Colorado, and Leta 1 Colorado. They're living with his sister Minnie Fingado and her husband Henry, both 34. This might be a different William, because Minnie Sharpe was th edaughter of John Sharpe, and she was born in Tonawanda County, New York.
Minnie M. Sharpe 1889-1912 is buried in Denver # 132939684.
In 1930 Los Angeles, William Sharpe is an oil producer, born in Nebraska, Watson a motion picture actor 19 born in Colorado, mother in COlorado.
In 1940 San Gabriel, California, William H. is a rubber research engineer, "Wilson W" a gardener, 28.
William Albert Sharpe 1882-1948 is buried in Haxtun # 59038448.
November 3, 1948 "William Albert Sharpe, 66, died in Denver. He was survived by a daughter Mrs. William Gregory and one son Watson Sharpe."
(Wonder if this is the William Lytle Gregory who married Leta M. Hawkins Oct 7, 1933, recorded in Denver.)
Leta M. Gregory born April 7, 1909 in Colorado, died Sept 9, 1989 in San Francisco. She is recorded as moth Sharp, father Hawkins.
In 1930 Denver, Leta M. is 20, with Tarlton and Ida D. Hawkins. Ida D. is 42, born in Colorado.
Leta and William - a public school teacher - Gregory, both 30, are in Denver in 1940.
They must have done well, because they sailed to France in 1938, So my guess is that after Minnie died, Leta went to live with Aunt Ida, and both Leta and Watson ended up in California.

William L. Sharp cash-claimed a quarter in 9, 8N 49W in 1890.


1919 " Charles Bellamy was killed and Charles Cleary of Fleming, Colorado, was probably fatally injured when a roadster driven by Fred Sharp hit a ditch and overturned near Haxtun. The latter was only slightly scratched. Bellamy's chest was crushed and his head nearly severed from his body. He was taken to a hospital for treatment, but lived only an hour.

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