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SHARPLES, PAUL WISTER, 4 photos, 2  Identified , Phila., Pa c1890
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SHARPLES, PAUL WISTER, 4 photos, 2  Identified , Phila., Pa c1890
SHARPLES, PAUL WISTER, 4 photos, 2  Identified , Phila., Pa c1890
SHARPLES, PAUL WISTER, 4 photos, 2  Identified , Phila., Pa c1890
SHARPLES, PAUL WISTER, 4 photos, 2  Identified , Phila., Pa c1890

SHARPLES, PAUL WISTER, 4 photos, 2 Identified , Phila., Pa c1890

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You are looking at 4 photographs from the Sharples Family taken Philadelphia, Pa. Two of the photos are identified as Paul Wister Sharples and the other two are not identified but I think they may be Paul's sisters. All 4 photographs are in nice shape considering their age, they have corner wear and dirty spots but the images are clear. Each photo measures about 4x6.

I have done some research on these photographs and this is what I've come up with.

Photo 1 = PAUL WISTER SHARPLES, it is identified on the back as such PAUL TAKEN WHEN HE WAS FIVE YEARS OLD 1890, FIRST TROUSERS. This photograph is of PAUL WISTER SHARPLES born March 6, 1885, Media., Pa. to WALTER MORGAN SHARPLES born June 1856, PA. & ELIZABETH DENMAN KATES born June 1855 PA.

ELIZABETH DENMAN KATES SHARPLES died February 10, 1923 and is buried in MEDIA CEMETERY, Upper Providence Twp., Pa.

WALTER MORGAN SHARPLES died July 5, 1914, MEDIA, PA. and is also buried in MEDIA CEMETERY, UPPER PROVIDENCE TWP., PA..

WALTER & ELIZABETH married April 10, 1877.

PAUL WISTAR SHARPLES had the following siblings: WALTER MORGAN SHARPLES born March 21, 1878, Phila., Pa., HELEN MAY SHARPLES born June 15, 1879, Phila., Pa., ARTHUR FRANKLIN SHARPLES born March 21, 1881 & FLORENCE KATHERINE SHARPLES born Nov., 10, 1887, Media., Pa.

PAUL WISTAR SHARPLES married MARY FRANCES BRAZER born Nov. 24, 1886, Phila., Pa. on NOVEMBER 6, 1907, Atlantic City, NJ. and they had one child, MARY FRANKLIN SHARPLES born Jan. 26, 1911, Media, Pa.

PAUL'S wife MARY FRANCES died Nov. 8, 1970.

PAUL & MARY'S daughter, MARY F. SHARPLES, married T. ELLWOOD ALLISON, JR. born Jan. 26, 1907, Atlantic City, NJ., on February 6, 1929, and they had atleast 2 children.


Photo 2 = PAUL WISTER SHARPLES, it is identified on the back as such PAUL WISTER SHARPLES. Taken by WALKER, CORNER OF FIFTH & GREEN STREETS, PHILADELPHIA.

Photo 3 = Unidentified girl who I think is HELEN M. SHARPLES, born 1879, Phila., Pa. If this photo is of HELEN, this is what I know about her. HELEN MAY SHARPLES born June 15, 1879, Phila., Pa. married ALEXANDER BOYD ANDREWS born Feb. 2, 1873, NC. on Nov. 5, 1908, Media, Pa.

ALEXANDER died Oct. 21, 1946, Raleigh, Wake, NC.

HELEN MAY SHARPLES ANDREWS died Dec. 28, 1921, RALEIGH, N.C.

I don't think ALEXANDER & HELEN had any children.

Photo 4 = Unidentified girl who I think is FLORENCE K. SHARPLES born 1888. If this is FLORENCE KATHERINE SHARPLES, this is what I know about her. FLORENCE was born Nov. 10, 1887, she married ROWLAND LIPPINCOTT, born Nov. 19, 1887, PA. on October 11, 1910, MEDIA, PA. and had ROWLAND SHARPLES LIPPINCOTT on Aug. 20, 1911.

1920 Philadelphia, Ward 8, Pa. Census = Rowland (32), Florence (32), Rowland (8), Ellen Boyer (42)(servant) & Susan Allen (60)(servant).

FLORENCE may have married 2 more times. Second husband could be ROLAND BARKER WHITRIDGE of SOUTH CAROLINA & third husband may have been ARTHUR SMITH of St. Louis, MO.

CENSUS INFORMATION FOR THE SHARPLES FAMILY.

1880 Darby, Delaware Co., Pa. Census = Walter M. (24), Lizzie D. (26), Walter M. (2), Helen M. (1), Frank Sharples (31) (brother) & Florance M. Sharples (24) (sister-in-law).
**Their name is misspelled as SHARPLESS, I have entered a correction.

1900 Media, Delaware Co., Pa. Census = Walter M. Sharples, (43), Elizabeth D. (44), Walter M. (22), Helen M. (20, Paul W. (15), Florence K. (12) & 2 servants.

1910 Media, Delaware Co., Pa. Census = PAUL W. SHARPLES, (25), MARY F. (23), REBECCA LOCKWOOD (30) (SERVANT).

1920 Nether Providence, Delaware Co., Pa. Census = PAUL (34), Mae B (34), & Mary F. (8)(daughter)

Mary Franklin Sharples born Jan. 26, 1911, married T. Ellwood Allison, Jr. born Jan 26 1907, Atlantic City, NJ. on February 6, 1929.

1930 Nether Providence, Delaware Co., Pa. Census = Paul Wistar Sharples (45), Mary Frances Sharples (43), Louise Moore (55)(Cook), Thomas Moore (48)(Butler) & Francis Cuba Jackson (37)(Lodger).

1930 Media, Delaware Co., Pa. Census = T. Ellwood Allison (Paul's son-in-law) (1907 NJ.), Mary (Paul's daughter) (1911 PA.).

From information I read online, I believe that T. Ellwood Allison and Mary F. Sharples had at least 2 children but I have no additional information on them.

Social Security Death Index finding:

T.E. Allison (T. Ellwood), born Jan. 26, 1907, died Dec. 20, 2000, #Elkins Park, Montgoemry Co., Pa.

Mary S.(Sharples) Allison born Jan. 26, 1911, died Aug. 7, 2000, Media, Delaware Co., Pa.



PAUL'S grandparents were ABRAHAM SHARPLES born March 25, 1809, Thornbury Twp, Delaware Co., Pa. & (second wife) ELIZABETH MORGAN born abt. 1826 PA. ABRAHAM & ELIZABETH were married October 28, 1847.
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