Sharp Family Papers (1218kc)
The presence of the Sharp family in the Kansas City area dates to ca.1856 when Tillman B. Sharp (1806-1889) moved his wife, Demarious Stewart (1814-?) and two of their nine children to Washington Township, ½ mile east of New Santa Fe, Jackson County, Missouri. By 1867, they owned 80 acres in Jackson County. Their son, Mose Tillman Sharp (1846-1887), married Mary Susan Wyatt (1860-1915). After the death of Mose, she married Henry A. Maxwell, however, she kept the name Mary Susan Sharp. Mose and Mary Susan’s children were: Perry M. Sharp (1884-1976), Dora Sharp (1878-1958), and Lora Sharp (1881-1917). Perry M. Sharp married Mary Catherine Wells (1888-1977), the daughter of Catherine Poteet Wells (granddaughter of Alexander Majors). Their children were; Perry Clifford Sharp (1916-1980), Hazel Wells Sharp, and Helen Louise Sharp (Mrs. Caroden Brewer). Perry Clifford Sharp married Janet Francis Wilkinson (1919-2003), daughter of former Missouri Senator, Frank Courtney Wilkinson. Their children are: Stanley, Stuart, and Jandy.
This collection contains personal correspondence, scrapbooks, slides, photographs and records of Hazel Sharp. A graduate of the University of Kansas in 1932, Ms. Sharp was an educator for more than 40 years. She taught school in Kansas City, Missouri as well as in the Wiesbaden American Schools in Germany. She traveled extensively and amassed a large collection of slides. Also included in this collection are: photographs, negatives and slides of the Sharp family and friends; property tax receipts (1853-1883); a farm ledger (1902-1921); various records relating to the Wells family; and correspondence of the Sharp family. ca.1845-ca.1976.
5 cubic feet, oversize.
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