Jun. 25, 1884 Humboldt Richardson County Nebraska, USA
Jan. 11, 1943 Long Pine Brown County Nebraska, USA
Lewis Alexander Sharp, son of Peter Alexander and Emma Amelia Westerfield, was born June 25,1884 near Humboldt Nebraska. He died at his home in Ainsworth, Nebraska, aged 58 years, 6 months and 16 days.
Lewis resided at Humboldt with his parents until 1908 when he moved to Ellsmere, Cherry county, where he took a homestead under the Kincaid Act. Here he was united in marriage to Ethel Firth of Ellsmere. To this union were born three sons; Vernon, Clarence and Elmer, and two daughters; Lillie and Elnora.
At the age of 21, Mr. Sharp was converted and baptized and joined the Christian church of Humboldt. Twelve years later he joined General Baptist church at Ellsmere when he received the call from God to preach the Gospel. Mr. Sharp, with his wife and son Vernon, he went to Chicago where he attended the Moody Bible Institute in 1920. Returning to Nebraska, he located fourteen miles north of Long Pine, where he was pastor of the Cuba General Baptist church for six years. Mr. Sharp and family have resided in Long Pine vicinity with the exception of one year, 1924, when he was pastor of the Kilgore Baptist church. He was engaged in farming and ranching along with his ministry. At the time of his death, Mr. Sharp was serving his third year as moderator of the New Hope Association of General Baptists.