After many years, I finally obtained a better photo of my Great, Great Grandparents. I only had a photocopy of their photographs and longed for something much clearer. Since I had the photocopy, I knew the original photos had to be out there somewhere. Finally, alas, a cousin has made these two photos available to me. Having said that, the photo of Milo Riley is only a portion of the photocopy I have, at least it is the head shot! I have also updated the original post (with the lesser quality full photo of Milo) regarding Milo and Mary Ann.
I received this photo recently and though I would make it available. It is obviously a copy of a copy. Hopefully the original will show up at some point so I can make a much better copy of it.
Most of these children are descendants of Milo and Lillie Sharp. Janelle England and Lucille Maw I believe are other Sharp cousins but not descendants of Milo and Lillie. This photo was taken in Plain City, Weber, Utah.
With the recent passing of Aunt June Stout, I thought I would dedicate a post to her.
Ethelyn June Streeter was born 4 June 1918 in Paul, Minidoka, Idaho to Mark Lewis and Ethel Sharp Streeter. She was the only child born to this union as her parents soon separated. Mark Lewis Streeter was born 11 May 1898 in Hooper, Weber, Utah and died 21 March 1986 in Ogden, Weber, Utah. Ethel Sharp was born 9 April 1898 in Plain City, Weber, Utah and died 6 August 1925 in Plain City shortly after giving birth to her fifth child. Mark and Ethel were married 7 May 1917 in Ogden.
Ethel was in a train accident in Plain City. After marrying Mark, she received a settlement from the railroad. With their new wealth they moved to Paul and built a confectionery. Paul was the location of a new sugar factory built by Amalgamated Sugar Company. Further the farm land was continuing to open and expand and Paul was a promising boom town. Many families moved from the Ogden area to Minidoka and Cassia counties.
It was here, not long after the confectionery was built, Ethelyn June Streeter was born. She went by June all her days. On 3 March 1919 Mark enlisted in the Army. We do not know the reasons for his enlistment; enlist and not be drafted, drafted, or marital issues. All we know is that Mark and Ethel divorced during 1919. Ethel remarried 11 January 1920 to John “Jack” William Ross.
June spent a several years growing up with three younger siblings. Milo Paul was born in 1921, Paul was born in 1922, and John Harold was born in 1924. Jack worked for Amalgamated Sugar Company most of the time and worked at the Ogden, Burley, and Paul plants. Hence, Milo was born in Plain City, Paul was born in Paul, and Harold in Burley, Cassia, Idaho. I have written more extensively about the family elsewhere.
Sadly, Ethel gave birth to Ernest Jackson Ross in 1925 and she shortly passed away afterward. Little Ernest passed away about two months later. Jack’s parents, James and Damey Ross, took the four children in over the winter of 1925-26. Jack’s parents were struggling financially and Jack was not able to properly tend to the children so the children were taken to northern Utah and farmed out to different family members. June went to live with her Streeter grandparents, George Clark and Jane Ann Wilson Streeter. They raised her in Ogden until she left home.
She married Dominic Anthony Corsaro and had two children; Franklin George in 1936 and Josephine Ina in 1943. The Corsaro marriage ended in divorce. She then married an A H Ballard, which also ended in divorce. Lastly, she married Jack Stout.
Her obituary mentions that she was an Arthur Murray dance instructor.
I have tried to find out more information about these marriages but nobody has responded to my letters or e-mails for further information. Some day I hope to flesh it out some more.
June spent her remaining years living with her daughter and son-in-law, Merk and Ina French. It was in Southern California she passed away, I do not know the exact location yet. She passed away 24 June 2012 and was buried 30 June 2012.
I received a photo this week of a scan of an old tin type that is Milo Riley Sharp as a young man. I had never seen the photo before and am happy to make it available.
I wrote about Milo and Lilly Sharp previously (and I added this picture there too).
Milo Riley Sharp was born 23 July 1857 in Lehi, Utah, Utah. He married Lillian “Lilly” Musgrave (formally Mary Ann Stoker) 11 May 1879 in Plain City, Weber, Utah. He died 24 June 1916 in Plain City. You can read more of him at the post linked above.
I thought I would make this photo available from the a 31 August 1957 Sharp Family Reunion. There are a few unknowns in this photo.
James Sidney Thompson (1888-1964) married Annie Victoria Carlisle (1896-1972). Annie’s grandmother is Isabella Sharp Carlisle (1831-1904).
Fern Janet Sharp Cutler (1918-1989) married Gordan Mackelprang Cutler (1917-1991).
Dixie Mae Poppleton. Daughter of Edward and Evelyn Poppleton.
Emily Stevenson McDonald Carlisle (1886-1975) married Harvey Cartwright Carlisle (1866-1935). Harvey’s mother is Isabella Sharp Carlisle (1831-1904).
Evelyn Mae Sharp Poppleton (1911-1977) married Edward Castle Poppleton(1904-1975).
Edith Louise Maw (1893-1977). Edith’s mother is Victorine Mary Sharp Maw (1862-1945).
Delwin Sharp (1884-1969) married Violet Grieve Sharp (1891-1964)
Annie Victoria Sharp Thompson (1896-1972) married James Sidney Thompson (1888-1964) mentioned above.
Edward Sharp (1887-1962) married Lillie Elva East Sharp (1888-1942).
Vernal LaVane Sharp (1908-1971) married Kathleen May Nelson Sharp (1920-2008).
Kathleen May Nelson Sharp (1920-2008) married Vernal LaVane Sharp (1908-1971).
Joy Harms daughter of Kathleen May Nelson Sharp from her previous marriage to Harry Harms Jr (1906-1945).
John Harold Ross (1923-2004) married Colleen Fowers Hancock Ross (1929-1969).
Estella “Stella” Inez Thomas Marriott (1884-1964) married James Oliver Marriott (1881-1965). Stella’s mother is Anne Elizabeth Sharp Thomas (1852-1891).
Iris Maud Sharp Adams (1920-2001) married James Vester Adams (1913-1984).
James Vester Adams (1913-1984) married Iris Maud Sharp Adams (1920-2001).
James Oliver Marriott (1881-1965) married Estella Inez Thomas Marriott (1884-1964).
Francis Milo Thomas (1875-1962) married Isabelle Divina “Devina” Nicol (1878-1975). Francis’ mother is Anne Elizabeth Sharp Thomas (1852-1891).
Shelley Mae Tippets (1952-2008). Granddaughter of Edward and Evelyn Sharp Poppleton through their daughter Sharon (not pictured).
J. Golden Draper
This is a poem by Lilly M. Sharp.
When wash day comes around
And the day is looking blue;
One feels like saying
I won’t wash to day would you.
You go to work at something else
But your mind is on the wash
For dirty clothes are not nice
To think about or josh.
You look out side to see
If the weather’s changed at all;
You imagine that it has
And that you see old Sol.
You feel like going at it
And have it off your mind;
So you put the water on to heat
Though you know you are behind.
You go at it with at will
And mean to see it through;
The clothes are all on the line
Altho, the day was blue.
Here is a photo from a Sharp/Howard family reunion in about 1933. If anyone can name more, I would be happy to update the names and information.
Evelyn Mae Sharp (1911-1977), wife of Ed Poppleton, daughter of Del and Violet Sharp.
Ernest Sharp (1886-1967), son of Milo and Lilly Sharp.
Nelda Sharp (1914-1985), daughter of Austin and Martha Sharp.
Edward Castle Poppleton (1904 – 1975), husband of Evelyn May Sharp.
Martha Hazel Howard (1886-1965), wife of Austin Sharp, daughter of John and Martha Howard.
Violet Grieve (1891-1964), wife of Delwin Sharp.
Victorine Mary Sharp (1862-1945), sister to Milo Riley Sharp.
? (behind Vic),
Mary Irene Sharp (1892-1990), wife of Oscar Richardson, daughter of Milo and Lilly Sharp.
Mary Susan Howard (1896-1964), wife of Lewis Kley, daughter of John and Martha Howard.
Melva Ladean Howard (1926-2009), daughter of Eli and Emma Howard.
Emma Dean Allred (1902-1992), wife of Eli Howard.
Jesse Eli Howard (1902-1985), wife of Emma Allred, son of John and Martha Howard.
Victorine Sharp (1889-1987), wife of Fred Hunt, daughter of Milo and Lilly Sharp.
Milo Ray Sharp(1880-1946), son of Milo and Lilly Sharp.
Oscar Child Richardson (1889-1971), husband of Mary Sharp.
Opal Adaline Sharp (1909-1995), daughter of Austin and Martha Sharp.
Carma Lillian Sharp (1912-1981), daughter of Austin and Martha Sharp.
Lillian “Lilly” Musgrave or Mary Ann Stoker (1861-1935), husband of Milo Riley Sharp, I have written of them previously.
Austin Sharp (1886-1956), son of Milo and Lilly Sharp.
Lewis William Kley (1891-1963), husband of Mary Susan Howard.
Martha Adaline Graviet (1869-1941), wife of John George Howard.
Delwin Sharp (1884-1969), son of Milo and Lilly Sharp.
Fredrick Lawrence Hunt (1887-1967), husband of Vic Sharp.
Ruby A Sharp (1922-Alive), daughter of Edward and Lilly Sharp.
John Harold Ross (1923-2004), raised by Del and Violet Sharp, their nephew.
Howard John Kley (1920-2001), son of Lewis and Mary Kley.
Ruth Delone Kley (1926-2004), daughter of Lewis and Mary Kley.
Verla Adaline Kley (1919-1989), daughter of Lewis and Mary Kley.
Elda Mary Kley (1924-2005), daughter of Lewis and Mary Kley.
This is a poem by Lilly M. Sharp.
I’m feeling quite elated
With the prospect in view;
For a real good time for everyone,
That will come and join our crew.
There’ll be lots of nice singing
and recitation with a vim,
It will be a joyful day,
For those that will join in.
There’s always plenty cooked
For the crowd that always comes
And every one enjoys it,
From Grandma to the sons.
There you meet old friends
That you haven’t seen for years;
There’ll be joy and laughter,
Mingled with your tears.
How we enjoy old comrads,
Coming many miles to see;
Their chums they loved in childhood
That means all you and me.
We know not how long,
The privilege we will have;
To meet our dear old Playmates,
Or shake hands with dear old Dad.
But we must make the best of it
And try to do whats right;
Have a smile for every-one
Try and make their troubles light.
This big time I’ve been speaking of
I’d like you all to know;
Is on the 17th of March
And I hope that you’ll all go.
Now that all must know
That its taken lots of work;
To get this big time up
And there has been no shirk.
I think the least that we can do
Is to give to all three cheers;
That has helped to make it a success
For so many many years.
This is another poem, unnamed, written by Lilly.
Oh be not the first to discover,
A blog on the fame of a friend
A flaw in the case of another;
Whose heart may prove true to the end
A smile or a sigh may awaken,
Suspicion most false and undue,
And thus our belief may be shaken
In hearts that are honest and true.
How often the bright smile of gladness
Is worn by the friends that we meet,
To cover a heart full of sadness,
To proud to acknowledge defeat,
How often the sign of dejection
Is heaved from the hypocrites breast;
To parody truth and affection,
A lull a suspicion to rest.
We none of us know one another
And oft into error my fall;
So let us speak well of our brother,
Or speak not about him at all.