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John M Sharp
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Birth: Jul. 18, 1869
Death: Dec. 4, 1906

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John M. Sharp, well known in Waco, died at Beaumont [Jefferson County, Texas] yester-day by suicide. His father, Dr. Sharp, lives at Rogers in Bell county. Waco Times-Herald, December 5, 1906
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All that is mortal of the brilliant Jno. M. Sharp was laid to rest at Rockdale [Milam County, Texas] today. He was buried in the I.O.O.F. cemetery by the Masons. Several from Cameron attended to pay their last tribute. No more will the familiar figure of this attorney be seen in court, at the postoffice or on the streets.

Mr. Sharp had gone to Beaumont to take the position of assistant claim agent for the Santa Fe. Mr. Jas. Bass met him at Beaumont and found him despondent and nervous. He was said to have been drinking. A doctor was summoned but about 4 p.m., December 4th, Sharp cut his throat with a pocket knife causing death.

Mr. Sharp leaves a wife and little daughter and many warm personal friends to mourn his death.

He was chairman of the County Executive Democratic Committee to which he had been re-elected at the recent election and why he should have suicided is not known and perhaps never will be. A gloom is cast over the town and many faces are saddened by the unfortunate occurence.

The Herald scribe remembers to have voted for Mr. Sharp twice for county attorney and extends his heartfelt sympathy to the family in this sad bereavement. Cameron Herald, December 6, 1906
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 Parents:
  William Franklin Sharp (1840 - 1913)
  Mary Adkin Sypert Sharp (1847 - 1947)
 
 Spouse:
  Bessie Strelsky Sharp (1883 - 1949)
 
 Children:
  Mary Flora Sharp Wright (1904 - 1938)*
 
 Siblings:
  John M Sharp (1869 - 1906)
  Artemisia Permelia Sharp Baugh (1871 - 1963)*
  Eugenia Sharp Curtis (1873 - 1952)*
  William Franklin Sharp (1875 - 1960)*
  Milton Ragsdale Sharp (1878 - 1959)*
  Mary Frances Sharp Setzer (1880 - 1970)*
  Margaret Haydon Sharp Cox (1882 - 1971)*
  Annie Wilmeth Sharp Graves (1884 - 1981)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: aka John Minor Sharp
 
Burial:
Odd Fellows Cemetery
Rockdale
Milam County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: BeNotForgot
Record added: Feb 06, 2011
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John M Sharp
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