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 Samuel Sharpe

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Samuel Sharpe

Birth
Ireland
Death
6 Mar 1901 (aged 68)
Fountain Green Township, Hancock County, Illinois, USA
Burial
La Harpe, Hancock County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID
64007176 View Source

The spelling Sharpe appears on the tombstone, but in census listings from 1860 through 1900, his surname was consistently spelled Sharp.The Quill, page 1
Tuesday, March 12, 1901

SAMUEL SHARPE.

Died--At his home 2 1/4 miles southeast of LaCrosse, Wednesday, 9:10 o'clock a. m., March 6, 1901, Samuel Sharpe, aged 68 years 4 months and 2 days.

The subject of this sketch was born in Ireland, but came to this county at an early age. With his family a year or two were spent in New York from where they removed to Illinois, locating at El Paso, and where his father died but week before last.

His first employment in this county was secured at Warsaw. Aug. 2, 1858 he was married to his present living wife whose maiden name was Jane Ballenger. His father's family consisted of eight children four of whom, three brothers and one sister survive him. His family consisted of eleven children and those surviving are Mrs. Wick Lionberger, La Crosse; William, of Warsaw; Mr. [sic] Harriet Chapin, LaCrosse; Dennis K., of LaHarpe; Robert of Warsaw; Frank and Samuel, of Galva, and Miss Blanche who lives at the home. For many years he was employed of the T. P. & W[.] railroad and was an appreciated workman as all his sons have proven to be who have been emplyyed [sic] in the work. He was Mason, Odd Fellow, gentleman and an honored citizen. He acquitted himself with honor in every office he ever filled which were many. His entire life was an exemplary one as attested by the lasting friendships which he made whilr a resident of LaCrosse. Such men as Sam'l Sharpe are not common and it well that he lived.

The funeral occurred Friday, services being held at 1 o'clock p.m., at the M. E. church, Rev. Stewart officiating. The burial was under the auspices of the Masonic and Odd Fellow fraternities.

Card of Thanks.

We desire to return our sincere thanks to the kind friends, neighbors, the Odd Fellow and Masonic lodges and all who assisted in the many ways in the care of our deceased husband and father during his sickness[,] death and burial.

The spelling Sharpe appears on the tombstone, but in census listings from 1860 through 1900, his surname was consistently spelled Sharp.The Quill, page 1
Tuesday, March 12, 1901

SAMUEL SHARPE.

Died--At his home 2 1/4 miles southeast of LaCrosse, Wednesday, 9:10 o'clock a. m., March 6, 1901, Samuel Sharpe, aged 68 years 4 months and 2 days.

The subject of this sketch was born in Ireland, but came to this county at an early age. With his family a year or two were spent in New York from where they removed to Illinois, locating at El Paso, and where his father died but week before last.

His first employment in this county was secured at Warsaw. Aug. 2, 1858 he was married to his present living wife whose maiden name was Jane Ballenger. His father's family consisted of eight children four of whom, three brothers and one sister survive him. His family consisted of eleven children and those surviving are Mrs. Wick Lionberger, La Crosse; William, of Warsaw; Mr. [sic] Harriet Chapin, LaCrosse; Dennis K., of LaHarpe; Robert of Warsaw; Frank and Samuel, of Galva, and Miss Blanche who lives at the home. For many years he was employed of the T. P. & W[.] railroad and was an appreciated workman as all his sons have proven to be who have been emplyyed [sic] in the work. He was Mason, Odd Fellow, gentleman and an honored citizen. He acquitted himself with honor in every office he ever filled which were many. His entire life was an exemplary one as attested by the lasting friendships which he made whilr a resident of LaCrosse. Such men as Sam'l Sharpe are not common and it well that he lived.

The funeral occurred Friday, services being held at 1 o'clock p.m., at the M. E. church, Rev. Stewart officiating. The burial was under the auspices of the Masonic and Odd Fellow fraternities.

Card of Thanks.

We desire to return our sincere thanks to the kind friends, neighbors, the Odd Fellow and Masonic lodges and all who assisted in the many ways in the care of our deceased husband and father during his sickness[,] death and burial.


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  • Created by: Marcia
  • Added: 10 Jan 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 64007176
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/64007176/samuel-sharpe: accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Sharpe (4 Nov 1832–6 Mar 1901), Find a Grave Memorial ID 64007176, citing La Harpe Cemetery, La Harpe, Hancock County, Illinois, USA; Maintained by Marcia (contributor 46945176).