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Sharp, Henry – 1868-1936


Posted By: Diana Wagner
Date: 5/16/2021 at 08:18:13

Henry Sharp Died Following Short Illness
Funeral Services Held Sunday From Presbyterian Church
Henry Sharp, 67, of this city, passed away Thursday following a short illness of pneumonia. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon from the Presbyterian church with Dr. Theodore Morning officiating.
Mr. Sharp had been a life-long miner of this community and took sick on Friday evening, Feb. 21, after returning home from work at the Colfax Coal Co. mine. His family was considerably alarmed about him, but he apparently was improving, until a few hours before his passing when he suddenly became worse.
Henry Sharp, son of J. R. and Elizabeth Sharp, was born August 13, 1868, and died February 27th, 1936, at the age of 67 years, 6 months and 14 days. He had lived in Jasper county all his life.
Marc 25th, 1894, he was married to Hattie May Poulson. To this union was born one child, Marguerite, now Mrs. W. C. Thomas of this city.
Mr. Sharp followed the employment of a miner, working with his father and brothers and was a member of the United Mine Workers of America. Some years ago he was an active member of the I.O.O.F. lodge.
Mr. Sharp is survived by his wife, his daughter, two grandchildren, Robert Henry Thomas and Beverly May Thomas. Also three brothers and one sister, John Sharp of Cripple Creek, Colo., Dr. Joseph Sharp of Kingsley, Iowa, Richard Sharp of Garvin, Minn., and Mrs. Betty Gagle of Colfax.
Mr. Sharp was a man of industrious habits and upright principles. He was fond of children and they all loved him. His last illness was pneumonia.
Music as furnished by Mrs. G. E. Tilton, Mrs. H. J. Eastman, John A. Davis and H. J. Eastman, with Mrs. S. E. Tennant accompanist. Besides the numbers sung by this quartette, Mrs. Davis sang “Face To Face.”
Those in charge of the flowers were Mrs. R. G. Shipley, Mrs. Eugene Jolly, Mrs. Chris Jensen and Mrs. Raymond Fletcher.
Pall bearers were J. H. Hahn, Ed Zeiglemier, Louis Edwards, George Terpstra, H. A. Gunn and Leo Carroll.
Source: The Colfax (IA) Tribune; Thursday, March 5, 1936, page 1


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