|Birth: ||Jun. 10, 1893|
|Death: ||Mar. 22, 1939|
Harriet Elizabeth BLACK Scharf was born Jun. 10, 1893, in Prairie City, which later became Baldwin City, Douglas County, Kansas. She was the second of five children born to Harry James Black and Eva Jane ASHBY Black. They lived on a farm in Kansas. When Harriet was twelve years old the family moved to Colorado. By 1920, Harriet was a comptometer operator, living in a boarding house in Pueblo City, Colorado according to the census which also confirmed that Harriet was born in Kansas. Harriet married Rev. James M. Scharf on Sept. 22, 1926, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. They had two children, Marjorie and Barbara.
*A researcher accidentally placed Harriet's three brothers in her family as if they were her sons. This has been repeated in many genealogy records, but it is an error.
The following obituary has some inaccuracies, but it's nice to find an article from 1939 anyway! Thank you John Hileman for your research! J.L.
Weekly News - Sun,
Newport, Pa. 3/30/1939
Mrs. J. M. Scharf, 45, of Ickesburg, died in her home Wednesday of last week. She had been ill of pneumonia.
She was the wife of Rev. Jas. M. Scharf, son of Mrs. W. F. Scharf, of Selinsgrove. Rev. Mrs. Scharf had lived in Ickesburg the past nine years.
Mrs. Scharf is the former Miss Harriet Elizabeth Black, born in [Riverside, California] (should be: Baldwin City, Kansas), June 10, 1893, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. [S.] (J.) Black. She is survived by her widower; two daughters, Marjorie and Barbara; her parents of [Riverton] (Riverside), California; one sister, Mrs. [Harvey] (Hervey) Parker of [Glenside] (Glendale), California; two brothers, [Horner] (Homer) and Paul, of Tujunga, California. A younger brother, Carl, died January 2 (Jan. 3 ?).
Funeral services were Saturday, conducted by the Rev. M. H. Smeltz, of Pottsgrove, assisted by the Rev. R. E. Crouse of Northumberland and Rev. Bear of Selinsgrove. Interment was at Selinsgrove. The pallbearers were Elliott Reissinger, M. R. Henry, J. S. Sunday, J. E. Weibley, Geo. Long and E. M. Brown.
Harry James Black (1864 - 1940)
Eva Jane Ashby Black (1863 - 1952)
James Milton Scharf (1896 - 1982)
Dorothy Katherine Black Parker (1890 - 1986)*
Harriet Elizabeth Black Scharf (1893 - 1939)
Paul Ashby Black (1895 - 1974)*
Homer Eugene Black (1896 - 1969)*
Carl Harold Black (1901 - 1939)*
Maintained by: J.L.
Originally Created by: John Hileman
Record added: Jul 09, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 113584292
Added: Oct. 12, 2013