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Robert William David Sharpe (1871 - 1949)

Robert William David Sharpe aka Sharp
Born in Millstream, Kings, New Brunswick, Canadamap
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Husband of — married 15 Apr 1896 in Moncton, New Brunswickmap
Husband of — married 17 Jun 1908 in Westmorland, New Brunswickmap
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Died at age 78 in Moncton, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canadamap
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Robert William David Sharpe[1] was born on May 26, 1871 in Millstream, New Brunswick.[2] He was the son of David Sharpe and Clarissa English. Robert's father died when he was just 8 year old[3] In 1881, he was living in Cardwell Parish, Kings County with his mother and siblings.[4] In 1891, he and his mother were living with his older brother, Abel and his family.[5]

Robert married Clara Lockhart on April 15, 1896 in Westmorland County.[6] They had four children, two of whom died in childhood. The family lived in Moncton.[7] Clara died in 1906.

Robert then married Fanny Frances Renton on Jun 17, 1908 in Westmorland County. They lived in Moncton[8][9][10] and had four children, one of whom died in childhood.

Robert worked most of his life has a brakeman with the Intercolonial Railway (ICR), which later became the Canadian National Railway (CNR). He died on November 15, 1949 in Moncton[11] and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery in Moncton, NB.[12]


  1. Sometimes seen as Sharp. Documents with his signature say "Sharpe" so that is what I have used.
  2. Same date on 1901 Census and on death certificate
  3. Daniel F Johnson, New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Volume 46 Number 1731; February 26 1879; Saint John; The Daily Telegraph – Death of David Sharp
  4. 1881 Canada Census, Kings (District 27), Cardwell (M), Pg 5 – Clarissa Sharpe & 5 children
  5. 1891 Canada Census, Kings (District 16), Subdistrict A-1, Pg 6 – Abel & Ida Sharp, plus 1 child, mother Clarissa, brother Robert.
  6. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, RS141B7, Index to New Brunswick Marriages, Number 2683, Code B4/1896, F15581 – Robert Sharp & Clara Lockhart
  7. 1901 Canada Census, Westmorland (District 24), Moncton (C-7), Pg 19 – Robert & Clara Sharpe and 3 children
  8. 1911 Canada Census, Westmorland (District 35), Moncton (53), Pg 7 – Robert & Fanny Sharpe & four children
  9. 1921 Canada Census, Westmorland (District 49), Moncton (25), Sunny Brae, Pg 24-25 – Robert D & Fannie F. Sharpe & 3 children
  10. 1931 Canada Census, New Brunswick, Westmorland (District 25), Moncton (Sub-district 63), Pg 20 – Robert and Fanny Sharpe & two children
  11. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, RS141C5, Registration 5264, Vol 191, Microfilm F19595 – Death of Robert William D. Sharp
  12. Elmwood Cemetery, by Ken Kanner, 1995 - Sharp A0958

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