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Kate Jonatt Mahaffy

Kate Jonatt Mahaffy

Female 1852 - 1935  (82 years)


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  • Name Kate Jonatt Mahaffy  [1
    Born 20 Aug 1852  New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 23 Jun 1935 
    Age 82 years 
    Person ID I32966  stewartsny.com
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 

    Father Samuel Mahaffy,   b. 7 May 1804, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1887  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Esther Cropsey,   b. 1812, New york Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1891  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F12234  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors William Hart Sharp,   b. 17 Jul 1849,   d. 25 Dec 1918  (Age 69 years) 
    Notes 
    • Newspaper Article - Thursday, September 9, 1880 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Matrimonial - Sharp-Mahaffy - In Pulaski, September 1, 1880, by Rev. S. Call, Mr. William H. Sharp and Miss Kate J. Mahaffy, both of this town. The above chronicled event took place at the residence of the bride's parents on Mill street, last Wednesday evening, in the presence of immediate friends and relatives of the contracting parties, to the number of over fifty. Among the guests from out of town were Mr. Alex Cropsey, Oswego, and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sharpe, of St. Louis. The parlors have been suitably and prettily decorated for the occasion by the lady friends of the bride. A beautiful horseshoe was suspended above the folding doors, and during the performance of the ceremony the bride and groom stood under an elegant floral bell suspended from an equally appropriate arch. The ceremony was performed by Rev. S. Call, of the M. E. Church, to which both of the contracting parties belonged. The presents were many, valuable and appropriate, conspicuous among them was a large handsome family Bible, the gift of Misses L. E. and E. J. Box and Ellen Mitchell. A happier and more pleasurable affair than the Sharp-Mahaffy wedding has seldom, if ever, taken place in town. On Sunday the organ of the Methodist Church bore gratifying evidences of remembrance, Mr. and Mrs. Sharp being both longtime members of the choir. A floral emblem bearing the word, "Joy," in white letters on a dark background, was the gift of Mrs. Lucius Jones; Mrs. Robert Lloyd also presented a handsome vase and flowers. The newly wedded pair have the best wishes of a very large circle of friends, in which the Democrat heartily has a voice.
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. William Tracy Sharp,   b. 24 Aug 1889, Richland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1957  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
     2. Jessie E. Sharp,   b. 16 Jun 1886, Richland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1898  (Age 11 years)  [natural]
     3. Jennie Minerva Sharp,   b. 12 Feb 1888, Richland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F12231  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Kate J. Mahaffy Sharp - August 20, 1852 - June 23, 1935. Daughter of Samuel and Esther Mahaffy. Wife of William Hart Sharp.

      Newspaper Obituary - Monday, June 24, 1935 Oswego Palladium-Times - Oswego, New York - Pulaski, June 24 - The friends of Mrs. Kate J. Sharp regret to learn of her death Sunday at her home on the Rome road. While she had been an invalid for the past five years, she had been critically ill only the past five days. She was born in Pulaski August 20, 1852, and was the daughter of Samuel and Esther Mahaffy, early settlers in Pulaski. She had spent her entire life in Pulaski and was well known in church and social circles. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and for many years sang in the choir and was active in all of the church organizations. She was also a member of the Pulaski Grange for many years and while her health permitted was active in its work. Her husband, William H. Sharp, died December 18, 1918. She is survived by one son, William T. Sharp; a daughter, Mrs. Jennie M. Dinse, and a granddaughter, Jeannette Dinse, both of Ontario, and one brother, David C. Mahaffy, one of Pulaski's oldest active business men. The funeral will be held privately at the home at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon and burial will be in Riverside cemetery with the Rev. Henry Bridge conducting the services. Friends may call at any time.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1300] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Year: 1880; Census Place: Pulaski, Oswego, New York; Roll: 915; Family History Film: 1254915; Page: 64B; Enumeration District: 262; Image: 0130.