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William Tracy Sharp

William Tracy Sharp

Male 1889 - 1957  (68 years)


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  • Name William Tracy Sharp 
    Born 24 Aug 1889  Richland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Nov 1957 
    Age 68 years 
    Person ID I32967  stewartsny.com
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 

    Father Ancestors William Hart Sharp,   b. 17 Jul 1849,   d. 25 Dec 1918  (Age 69 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Kate Jonatt Mahaffy,   b. 20 Aug 1852, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1935  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    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.
    Family ID F12231  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Lura Eliza Mack,   b. 22 Feb 1890,   d. 12 Apr 1978  (Age 88 years) 
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F12232  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • William Tracy Sharp - August 24, 1889 - November 14, 1957. Son of William H. and Kate J. Mahaffy Sharp. Husband of Lura Eliza Mack Sharp. Married May 26,1917.
      Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, November 21, 1957 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - W. T. Sharp, 68, Taken by Death - William Tracy Sharp, 68, died Thursday in the Oswego Hospital where he had been a patient less than a day. He had suffered a heart ailment since early in the summer. Services were held at the Foster Funeral Home Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. W. Russell Clark, pastor of the Park Methodist Church officiating. Interment was made in Riverside Cemetery on the Rome Road. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lura Mack Sharp„ a member of the Pulaski School faculty for more than 40 years; a sister, Mrs. Fred (Jennie) Dinse of Lincoln; and a niece, Mrs. Russell Bush of Webster. Mr. Sharp was born August 24, 1889 in the Lehigh district, the son of William H. and Kate Mahaffy Sharp. He was educated in the local schools and had lived all his life in the Lehigh district He was clerk at the Pulaski post office for 20 years and for 15 years following operated his farm on the Rome Road. In more recent years he had engaged as a cattle dealer. He was married to Miss Lura Mack Sharp on May 26, 1917.