Message from discussion Finally making headway on SHARP family...
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I *think* I found the 1910 census entry for the JW Sharp family I sent
earlier, but Walter isn't living with them. I'll send that image to you. One
thing I like about the possibility of them being Walter's family is the
daughter, Rita. It looks like Walter may have named his daughter after his
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"Tara" <NOtnlarkinS...@earthlink.net> wrote in message
>I think I may have found Walter T. Sharp in the 1900 census with his
>parents and 7 siblings. I'll send that along and I'll also send some of his
>brother's WWI draft registrations and 1920 census entries. They seem to
>have mostly been in St. Tammany Parish in the 1917-1920 timeframe. I
>haven't been able to find anything in 1910 on them, so I'm not sure which
>census, the 1920 or 1930, has the wrong age info for Clifton. Do you have
>another source which has his correct birthdate?
> Tara Larkin
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> "Doug Corbin" <boo...@swbell.net> wrote in message
>> I'm sending you the 1930 census which shows some slightly different info
>> the family. Clifton's father's name is Walter T. Sharp. I found his WWI
>> registration which I'm also sending. His full name was Walter True Sharp.
>> died in New Orleans in 1934. From the 1930 census it looks like Louise
>> his only wife and she was the mother of Clifton. Here's the info for
>> True Sharp's death. You should be able to order a copy of his death
>> New Orleans, Louisiana Death Records Index, 1804-1949 Record
>> Name: Walter True Sharp
>> Age: 48 yrs
>> Death Date: 20 Jan 1934
>> Color: W
>> Page: 1792
>> Volume: 205
>> "clifto" <cli...@clifto.com> wrote in message
>>> I've been searching for what should have been an easy family tree since
>>> before my first post to Usenet in 1997 asking for help. The other day I
>>> FINALLY made my first finds, and they seem to be leading nowhere. It
>>> some family stories contain some misinformation. Hmmm.
>>> My first find is in the 1920 census for Louisiana, Orleans Parish, Ward
>>> Series: T625 Roll: 620 Page: 186 Subpage B gets a listing of a small
>>> of my father's family, starting with Walter Sharp, head of household.
>>> that Clifton had a mother other than wife Louise shown, as Louise was
>>> in LA while Clifton's mother was born in Texas. (Walter was my
>>> Here is where things get rough. Any help, ideas, etc. are welcome.
>>> My father had to drop out of high school in his teens when his father
>>> in order to help support the family. He always said his father died
>>> This clue led me to a *tenuous* link to a whole 'nuther family in Clio,
>>> Short description of this family:
>>> Isaac SHARP (b.1820, d.1878) married Elizabeth HARVEY (b.1820, d.1878)
>>> Nov 4, 1841. They had a son Walter Nicol SHARP (b. Feb 5 1850, d. Dec 15
>>> 1947) who married Martha ROWND (b. Dec 30 1856, d. Aug 2, 1919) in 1877
>>> 1878. One of Walter Nicol's sons was variously Walter L. SHARP or
>>> W. SHARP, depending on where you find him; as shown in the 1900 Census
>>> Livingston Parish, Maurepas LA, he was born Walter L SHARP in October
>>> This would agree with an age of 35 in 1920 for the Ward 6 Walter Sharp
>>> mentioned above.
>>> <http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/la/livingst/bios/sharp.txt> calls
>>> son Leonard W SHARP and says
>>> "Leonard W. died in December 11, 1920, at the age of thirty-six while
>>> clerking in store at Clio"
>>> This guy was born at the right time, died around the right time, spent
>>> life in Louisiana, but the locations aren't right. Dad's address shown
>>> the Ward 6 census is just a short distance outside the French
>>> while Clio is much too far away to allow commuting in 1920.
>>> Unlike most of the children of Walter Nicol SHARP, there is precious
>>> to be found on Walter L / Leonard W other than what I've mentioned here.
>>> The other children were named Simpson H., Julia E. and Samuel P.
>>> Dad's mother was said to have been a Marie TEUSCH. 1920 census suggests
>>> she was born in Texas. I can't find the Walter/Clifton family in the
>>> census, nor can I find a likely Teusch anywhere.
>>> Have access to Ancestry via library, one hour at a time. Did my first
>>> yesterday; census pictures there are clearer than at Heritage Quest.
>>> had time to verify info I already had and find a few minor tidbits.
>>> The long and short of it is, the only lineage I can find before my
>>> probably isn't my lineage.
>>>  1143 Hospital St. shown. In 1911, Hospital St. was renamed to
>>> Nicholls St. and it's likely the 1920 census taker called it by its old
>>> name; note that on the same sheet he was "down the street" on St. Claude
>>> Ave. A short walk across Rampart St. from 1143 Gov. Nicholls and you're
>>> in the French Quarter, if I remember right.
>>> Britney Spears' Guide to Semiconductor Physics