Sharp Cousins

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.

(l-r) On horse (named Nig): Harold Ross, Howard Hunt, Milo Ross, Josephine Sharp (arm only), Janelle England, Edward Sharp.  Standing: Ruby Sharp, Lucille Maw, Milo Sharp.

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.


Milo Riley Sharp

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.

1957 Sharp Reunion

Back (l-r): James Thompson, Fern Cutler, ?, Dixie Mae Poppleton, Emily Carlisle, Evelyn Poppleton, Edith Maw, Delwin Sharp, Annie Thompson, Ed Sharp, Vernal Sharp, Kathleen Sharp, Joy Harms, Howard Ross, Stella Marriott, Iris Adams, Jim Adams, Jim Marriott, Francis Thomas, Devina Thomas. Front: Shelley Mae Tippets, Craig Adams, Mike Adams, Jimmy Adams, J. Golden Draper, Dale Sharp.

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).

Craig Adams

Michael Adams

Jimmy Adams

J. Golden Draper

Dale Sharp

Wash Day

This is a poem by Lilly M. Sharp.

“Wash Day”

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.

Sharp Family Reunion

Back (l-r): Mae Poppleton, Ernest Sharp, Nelda Miller, Ed Howard, Ed Poppleton, Martha Howard, Violet Sharp, Vic Maw, ? (behind Vic), Mary Richardson, Mary Kley, ?, ?, Emma Howard, Eli Howard, ?, Vic Hunt, Ray Sharp, ?, Os Richardson.  Middle: Opal Stolberg, Carma Mercer, Lilly Sharp, Aus Sharp, Lewis Kley, Martha Howard, Del Sharp, Fred Hunt.  Front: ?, ?, Ruby Sharp, ?, Harold Ross, Howard Kley, Ruth Kley, Verla Kley, Elda Kley, ?, ?.

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.

Back (l-r):

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.

Ed Howard,

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.



Home Coming

This is a poem by Lilly M. Sharp.

Sharp Family Reunion in 1931. Lilly M. Sharp is in the back seated row, third from the left.

“Home Coming”

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.

Old Folks Day

This is a poem by Lilly M. Sharp.

Couple in Haughton Green, Cheshire, England in 1999.

“Old Folks Day”

My dear friends and comrades;

One year has passed away

Since we met here before

To celebrate Old Folks Day.

There has been lots of changes

All around we know;

But this day comes to cheer us,

As the years come and go.

The days and hours seem to drag;

But the years go swiftly by

And time goes on just the same,

Whether we live or die.

The friends we knew in childhood;

Are the ones we hold most dear,

For we’ve grown old together;

Which makes us all so near.

There seems to be real comfort

In meeting old friends so dear;

And hear their joyous laughter,

Mingled with their fears.

This old folks day brings sunshine

Into our hearts once more,

As we all get together,

As we did in days of yore.

So come happy old folks day

And fetch us lots of cheer;

For you don’t know how we’d miss you,

If you didn’t come once a year.